Grilled Boneless Pork Chop – No Marinade Needed

I am a huge fan of a Grilled Boneless Pork Chop. Pork is a very forgiving meat, in cooking and on your wallet alike. Supporting a family of four on a small budget can get tricky ,so pig is always on my table. I’m going to be sharing my no marinade, grilled pork chop recipe. “Why no marinade?”, you ask. Well, who has the time? If you do have the time to brine or marinade your pork, you can but, like i said before, pork is very forgiving. If you stick to a thick cut you will have no problems sans marinade.

Grilled Boneless Pork Chops

Making The Cut

Make sure you pick up at least a 1 and 1/2 ” chop. I do not cook anything thinner than that on the grill. I’ll try to get a 2″ plus chop when I can, but if you are at the grocery store and not your local butcher it might be difficult to find. Sometimes you can ask the meat cutter at the supermarket for a custom cut. It all depends what kind of mood they are in.

The Rub Down

On pork, I like to use Gordon’s Grub Rub (affiliate Link). This rub has the perfect mix of sweet, savory and spicy that i love. Be warned, it does pack a little bit of a kick. If you already have a favorite rub, or you prefer to make your own, feel free to use it instead.

You’ll Need

Let’s Cook It

First we’ll need to get our grill hot. If you are using a gas grill set half of the grill on high heat. If you are using charcoal, we need to keep the all of the coals to one side. I like to start the grill early to make sure you get some nice grill marks when you place the meat on the grill.  Next, rinse and pat dry your pork chops. Then, coat the pork with a thin layer of yellow mustard and liberally sprinkle both sides with your rub. Next, place the seasoned pork chops over direct heat. It will take approximately 2-3 minutes per side before we move them from direct heat to finish cooking. This is just an estimate. You need to watch the pork chops closely while they are on direct heat, but don’t want to move or flip them unnecessarily. the goal is to flip once and then move to indirect heat. Once the meat is on indirect heat you will want to insert a meat thermometer into the thickest portion of the largest chop and close the lid. Monitor your internal temperature until it reaches 140 degrees. Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes and serve. We want the pork to reach an internal temperature pf 145 degrees. We remove it at 140 because it will continue to cook once removed from the heat and we do not want it to over cook while resting.

This recipe is super easy in a pinch and very tasty. Give it a shot, enjoy your grilled boneless pork chop, and let me know how it turned out in the comments below.

Grilled Boneless Pork Chop - No Marinade Needed
 
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  1. First we'll need to get our grill hot. If you are using a gas grill set half of the grill on high heat. If you are using charcoal, we need to keep the all of the coals to one side. I like to start the grill early to make sure you get some nice grill marks when you place the meat on the grill.
  2. Next, rinse and pat dry your pork chops. Then, coat the pork with a thin layer of yellow mustard and liberally sprinkle both sides with your rub.
  3. Next, place the seasoned pork chops over direct heat. It will take approximately 2-3 minutes per side before we move them from direct heat to finish cooking. This is just an estimate. You need to watch the pork chops closely while they are on direct heat, but don't want to move or flip them unnecessarily. the goal is to flip once and then move to indirect heat.
  4. Once the meat is on indirect heat you will want to insert a meat thermometer into the thickest portion of the largest chop and close the lid. Monitor your internal temperature until it reaches 140 degrees.
  5. Remove from the heat and let rest for 5 minutes and serve. We want the pork to reach an internal temperature pf 145 degrees. We remove it at 140 because it will continue to cook once removed from the heat and we do not want it to over cook while resting.

 

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