Category: Pork

Awesome Grilled Pork Chops

Awesome Grilled Pork Chops are easy, flavorful & juicy! They’re brined in salt/water/sugar overnight, and coated with spices before grilling.
Awesome Grilled Pork Chops are easy, flavorful & juicy! They're brined in salt/water/sugar overnight, and coated with spices before grilling.

Do you enjoy pork chops? We do, and have them every two or three weeks! Today I want to share a recipe for grilled pork chops that are ridiculously EASY to make, juicy (not dry), and taste WONDERFUL!

The only catch is that you need to plan ahead, because the pork chops will need to soak overnight in a simple brine (which adds flavor, tenderness, and keeps ’em juicy). The brine only takes a couple minutes to make, and then into the fridge they go. The next day, it only takes a minute or two to make a dry spice rub, and place on the brined chops. Then all that is necessary is someone to grill the pork chops on the ol’ BBQ!

It’s really a totally EASY recipe to make, and I’m confident you’ll enjoy these grilled pork chops! The recipe calls for bone-in chops, but you can substitute boneless if you want (we prefer the bone-in!) Here’s how to make them:

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Prepare The Brine For The Pork Chops

Making the brine solution is easy! Basically, brining is a technique where meats of all kinds are soaked for several hours in a water/salt (etc.) solution to increase flavor, tenderize, and keep meats juicy. For an interesting quick read on the pros of brining, check out this article.

For this brine, you will combine salt, water and sugar in a large saucepan. Stir and cook the brine on medium heat, until the sugar and salt particles have dissolved. Take the pan off the heat, and add ice cubes. Let the ice cubes melt; once the brine is at room temperature, it’s ready for the pork chops! See how easy it is to make?

Place the pork chops in a large container with a lid, or in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. The container needs to be large enough so the pork chops are in a single layer (to soak up that brine!). Turn to coat both sides. Let the chops brine overnight (covered) in the refrigerator.

A sweet/salty brine is prepared for the pork chops.The pork chops are refrigerated overnight in a sweet/salty brine.

Make The Spice Mix For The Easy Grilled Pork Chops

The pork chops are coated in a flavorful spice mixture on all sides, before putting them on the grill. The ingredients are paprika, garlic powder, cumin, onion powder, ground mustard, black pepper, and chili powder.

Combine the spices, and then set the spice mixture aside until you’re ready to cook the brined pork chops.

Spices are combined to make a dry rub for pork chops.Spice mix, ready to rub onto both sides of each pork chop before grilling.

Ready To Grill!

Rinse off the brine and then pat each pork chop dry with paper towels. Generously sprinkle each chop with the spice mixture (on all sides). Rub the spice mixture onto the surface of each pork chop so that it adheres to the meat.

Place the pork chops onto a hot grill. Cook for approximately 10-11 minutes, and then turn chops over. Cook for an additional 10-11 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.

Four bone-in pork chops coated with dry rub spice mix, and ready to grill.The chops are cooked on the bbq grill over hot coals.

The thickness of the chops used will determine the actual length of cooking time. **Our chops were about an inch thick, and took about 11 minutes per side**. Once done, remove the pork chops from the grill and let them sit for 4-5 minutes, to let the juices redistribute throughout the meat.

Awesome grilled pork chops are cooking and well browned on the bbq.

Time To Eat Some Awesome Grilled Pork Chops!

Once done, transfer the meat to a serving platter, and get ready to enjoy these awesome grilled pork chops! We enjoyed them served with green beans, garden fresh Sun-Gold cherry tomatoes and creamy scalloped potatoes on the side. The chops are quite juicy, and taste absolutely wonderful!

Time to serve the awesome grilled pork chops (on a large platter).Awesome Grilled Pork Chops, served with scalloped potatoes, green beans, and tomatoes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for awesome grilled pork chops! Thank you so much for stopping by, and please pop in again sometime for another visit, and some wonderful recipes! Have a GREAT day.

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Original recipe source: Stephanie, at: https://www.plainchicken.com/the-ultimate-pork-chops/

Awesome Grilled Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Brining Time (inactive)
8 hrs
Total Time
8 hrs 32 mins
 

Awesome Grilled Pork Chops are easy, flavorful & juicy! They're brined in salt/water/sugar overnight, and coated with spices before grilling.

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: awesome grilled pork chops
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 291 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups ice cubes
  • 4 1" thick bone-in pork chops (approx. 6 ounces per chop)
Spice Mixture:
  • 3 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Make Brine: Combine salt, water and sugar in large saucepan. Stir; cook brine on medium heat until sugar and salt dissolves. Remove pan from heat; add ice cubes. Let brine cool to room temp.

  2. Place pork chops in a large container in a single layer, or in a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. Add the room temp. brine. Let the chops brine overnight, or 8-12 hours in the refrigerator (covered, if using container) .

  3. Make Spice Mix: Combine spices in bowl; set aside until ready to cook brined pork chops.

  4. When Ready To Grill: Rinse brine off chops; pat dry with paper towels. Generously sprinkle chops with spice mix (all sides). Rub spices onto each pork chop so it adheres. Place chops on hot grill. Grill approx. 10-11 minutes; turn chops over. Cook additional 10-11 minutes, or until pork reaches internal temperature of 145°F. Remove from grill. Let chops sit for 4-5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

PLEASE NOTE: The salt/sugar in the brine is not included in the caloric calculation (for sodium or sugar content), since almost all of the brine is rinsed off the meat prior to cooking.

Nutrition Facts
Awesome Grilled Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 84mg4%
Potassium 585mg17%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 2734IU55%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Awesome Grilled Pork Chops are easy, flavorful & juicy! They're brined in salt/water/sugar overnight, and coated with spices before grilling.

Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Brown Sugar Pork Chops are an easy and delicious dish, featuring seared pork chops baked in a simple garlic, butter, spices and brown sugar sauce!
Brown Sugar Pork Chops are an easy and delicious dish, featuring seared pork chops baked in a simple garlic, butter, spices and brown sugar sauce!

Do you enjoy pork chops? We do, even though we don’t eat them too often. We used to prefer thick boneless chops, but have slowly gravitated back toward using bone-in chops in most of my recipes. It’s good (for those who love to cook) to keep a few wonderful, “tried and true” recipes in “the old kitchen tool belt”. THIS is definitely one of those kind of recipes, so I’m happy to share it with you, and hope you enjoy it.

Brown sugar pork chops are a favorite way we enjoy “the other white meat”. They are simple to prepare, and taste wonderful! Basically what you will do is brown the pork chops, make a simple sauce, and then bake the sauce-covered pork chops. It’s all so easy (and ready in about 35 minutes), so here’s how to make them:

Season And Pan-Sear The Pork Chops

For this recipe you can use either bone-in or boneless pork chops (about 1″ thick). We prefer the bone-in, because the meat seems to stay a bit more juicy. Regardless of which type (bone-in or boneless) you decide to use, you’ll still enjoy these yummy pork chops! NOTE: This recipe makes 4 pork chop servings- I was only making them for my husband and I, which is reflected in these photos.

The first thing you will need to do (after preheating your oven) is to season and pan-sear the pork chops. Pat the chops dry with paper towels, then lightly season BOTH sides with salt and ground black pepper.

Pork chops are seasoned with salt and pepper on both sides before pan-searing.

Heat the olive oil on medium-high heat in a large oven-proof skillet. Once the oil is very hot (but not smoking), carefully add the pork chops in one layer. They should sizzle when they hit the hot oil in the skillet. The hot oil will serve to give the chops a nicely browned exterior.

Cook the chops (without moving them) for 5-6 minutes. They should be well browned on the bottom. Carefully turn them to the other side, and continue cooking for another 5 minutes. Transfer the pork chops to a plate or platter, and cover with foil to help keep them warm while you make the sauce. Do NOT clean out the skillet, because any little browned bits left in there will help flavor the sauce!

The meat is seasoned and then pan-seared in olive oil in a hot skillet.The pork chops are seared until browned, and then flipped to cook the other side.

Prepare The Brown Sugar Sauce

Now it’s time to quickly make the brown sugar sauce for the pork chops. Add butter to the skillet you cooked the pork chops in, and melt it on low heat. Once melted, add the brown sugar, Italian seasoning, and minced garlic.

Stir well to combine, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, so the garlic doesn’t burn. The brown sugar sauce will bubble quite a bit, but keep stirring! After one minute, add the pork chops back into the skillet, and turn off the heat.

Melted butter, garlic, brown sugar and Italian seasoning combine to make sauce for pork chops.Brown sugar sauce for pork chops is cooked before adding pork chops.

Bake The Pork Chops

When the pork chops are back in the skillet, spoon enough of the sauce over each one to cover the top. Pop the skillet into a preheated 400°F. oven, and bake the chops (uncovered) for 12-15 minutes. The pork chops are safely cooked through once they reach an internal temperature of 145-160°F.

Chops are added to sauce, and covered with sauce before baking.

Serve The Brown Sugar Pork Chops

Once the brown sugar pork chops are done baking, they’re ready to be served. Spoon more of the pan sauce over the top of each chop, and then garnish with lemon wedges, chopped chives (or parsley), if desired.

Brown sugar pork chops are garnished with chives and lemon wedges before serving.

Our favorite way to enjoy these yummy brown sugar pork chops is to serve them placed on top of a bed of mashed potatoes. The meat and slightly sweet sauce taste wonderful when paired with creamy, buttery potatoes! You can also serve these tasty chops with buttered orzo pasta or egg noodles, but mashed potatoes remain our favorite choice!

We enjoyed fresh steamed asparagus served on the side, too! Gotta get those veggies in! My husband told me that this recipe for brown sugar pork chops is one of his favorites, and that makes me happy! I suspect these fantastic tasting pork chops will make your taste buds happy, too.

The brown sugar pork chops are served on mashed potatoes, with asparagus on the side.

Thanks for stopping by today. I sincerely hope you have the opportunity to make this delicious dish for yourself and those you love. Take care, and have a great day. A complete, printable recipe card is located below, for your convenience.

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Original recipe source: dinneratthezoo.com/brown-sugar-pork-chops/

Brown Sugar Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Brown Sugar Pork Chops are an easy and delicious dish, featuring seared pork chops baked in a simple garlic, butter, spices and brown sugar sauce!

Category: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown sugar pork chops
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 420 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 bone-in or boneless pork chops , approx. 1" thick
  • salt and pepper , enough to lightly season chops
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Optional Garnish: chopped chives (or parsley), lemon wedges
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels; lightly season BOTH sides with salt and pepper.

    2. Heat olive oil on medium-high heat in a large oven-proof skillet. Once oil is very hot (but not smoking), carefully add pork chops in one layer. They should sizzle when they hit the hot oil. Cook chops for 5-6 minutes, without moving them. Turn them over, and continue cooking the other side for 5 minutes. Transfer pork chops to a platter, and cover with foil to keep them warm. Do NOT clean out the skillet.

    3. Make the sauce: Melt butter on low heat using the same skillet. Add brown sugar, Italian seasoning, and minced garlic. Stir well, and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly, so the garlic doesn't burn. Add pork chops back into the skillet, and turn off the heat.

    4. Spoon enough sauce over each pork chop to cover. Place skillet into 400°F. oven and bake (uncovered) for 12-15 minutes. The pork is safely cooked once the chops reach an internal temperature of 145-160°F. When done, they are ready to be served.

    5. To serve, spoon pan sauce over pork chops; garnish with lemon wedges, chopped chives (or parsley) if desired. Serve chops on a bed of mashed potatoes, orzo pasta, or egg noodles. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Brown Sugar Pork Chops
    Amount Per Serving (1 pork chop)
    Calories 420 Calories from Fat 234
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 26g40%
    Saturated Fat 11g69%
    Cholesterol 140mg47%
    Sodium 171mg7%
    Potassium 603mg17%
    Carbohydrates 10g3%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 9g10%
    Protein 35g70%
    Vitamin A 262IU5%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 55mg6%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Bacon Broccoli Pasta Casserole

    Enjoy bacon broccoli pasta casserole, a cheesy, family-friendly baked dish with bacon, Parmesan, mozzarella, mushrooms, carrots, onions and broccoli.
    Enjoy bacon broccoli pasta casserole, a cheesy, family-friendly baked dish with bacon, Parmesan, mozzarella, mushrooms, carrots, onions and broccoli.

    Do you enjoy casseroles? We do, and I especially enjoy having leftovers, which are fantastic to have around for lunches or another dinner. Today I want to share with you a recipe I came up with “on the fly”. I simply used food items I found in my pantry and refrigerator, and experimented with, until I ended up with a wonderful tasting dish!

    The casserole is fully prepped on the stove top in a large saucepan (or Dutch Oven), and then it is finished by baking for 15 minutes. It has great flavor, and is fairly simple to prepare. Here’s how:

    Cook the Bacon, Carrot And Onions

    The first thing you will need to do is to cook the bacon, chopped onions and grated carrots. Stack the bacon slices on top of each other, and then cut into 1″ wide pieces. This will allow the bacon to cook faster.

    Place the sliced bacon in a large saucepan (or Dutch Oven), and cook it on medium-high heat, stirring often to separate bacon pieces.  Once the bacon has cooked for a 2-3 minutes, add the butter, chopped onions and grated carrots to the pan. Stir to combine, and continue to cook until bacon is cooked through (approx. 5 minutes).

    Bacon pieces, chopped onions, are grated carrots are prepped then cooked together.

    Add Liquids, Mushrooms And Pasta

    Pour a can of cream of mushroom soup, a can of mushroom slices (drained), and water into the saucepan with the bacon, etc. Season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Bring this to a boil on medium heat.

    Once the liquid is boiling in the pan, add four cups of dry bowtie pasta, and stir to combine. Once the pasta has been added, turn down the heat to LOW, and cover the pan. Cook for approximately 15 minutes, or until pasta is fully cooked. Stir occasionally.

    Mushrooms, cream of mushroom soup, water and seasoning cook in large saucepan.Bow tie pasta noodles are added, to cook in the liquid in saucepan.

    Add Broccoli And Cheeses

    After the pasta is fully cooked, add cooked broccoli, mozzarella and part of the Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup) to the pan. Stir and cook for 4-5 more minutes, so the cheeses will melt into the pasta.

    Cooked broccoli, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses are added to the saucepan.

    Time To Bake The Bacon Broccoli Pasta Casserole!

    Spray a casserole dish with non-stick baking spray. Pour the bacon pasta casserole into the dish, and spread to cover. Sprinkle the top with the remaining grated Parmesan cheese, and then cover the pan with aluminum foil.

    Bake the bacon broccoli pasta casserole in a preheated 350°F oven for 15 minutes. When done, remove the casserole from the oven, and serve.

    Bacon broccoli pasta casserole is placed in baking dish and topped with Parmesan to bake.Here is the hot casserole after being removed from the oven.

    Portion out the bacon broccoli pasta casserole into individual serving bowls or onto plates, and then dig in! There are a lot of flavors to enjoy in this tasty dish!

    A bowl of the bacon broccoli pasta casserole, ready to eat.A close-up look at the pasta casserole, before it is eaten.

    I really hope you enjoy this bacon broccoli pasta casserole. Yes, there are a few prep steps involved, but the end result is a lovely pasta casserole you (and those you love) can enjoy! Have a wonderful day.

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    You can find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I have several casserole dishes you might enjoy, including:

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    Bacon Broccoli Pasta Casserole
    Prep Time
    30 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    45 mins
     

    Enjoy bacon broccoli pasta casserole, a cheesy, family-friendly baked dish with bacon, Parmesan, mozzarella, mushrooms, carrots, onions and broccoli.

    Category: Casserole, Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: bacon broccoli pasta casserole
    Servings: 6
    Calories Per Serving: 386 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 6 slices bacon
    • 1 Tablespoon butter
    • cup brown onion chopped
    • 3 medium carrots grated
    • 10½ ounces cream of mushroom soup (canned)
    • 4 ounces canned mushrooms (sliced) , drained
    • cups water
    • ½ teaspoon salt and pepper ( ½ tsp. each)
    • 4 cups bow-tie pasta (12 ounce box)
    • 1 cup broccoli , pre-cooked and cut into small florets
    • cup shredded mozzarella cheese
    • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese divided (reserve ½ C. for topping)
    Instructions
    1. Stack bacon slices on top of each other, and cut into 1" wide pieces. Place bacon in a large saucepan (or Dutch Oven); cook for 2-3 minutes on medium-high heat, stirring often to separate pieces.  Add butter, chopped onions and grated carrots to pan. Stir to combine, and continue to cook until bacon is cooked through (approx. 5 minutes).

    2. Add cream of mushroom soup, mushroom slices (drained), and water into the saucepan with bacon, etc. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine. Bring to a boil on medium heat. Once boiling, dry pasta; stir to combine. Turn down heat to LOW, and cover pan. Cook (covered) for approx. 15 minutes, or until pasta is fully cooked. Stir occasionally. While this is cooking, preheat oven to 350°F.

    3. Add cooked broccoli, mozzarella and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese to the pasta. Cook 3-4 minutes on low, stirring often, until cheese has melted.

    4. Spray an oven-proof casserole dish with non-stick baking spray. Pour pasta casserole into dish. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese, and cover dish with aluminum foil.

    5. Bake the bacon broccoli pasta casserole at 350°F for 15 minutes. When done, remove casserole from oven, remove foil, and serve.

    Nutrition Facts
    Bacon Broccoli Pasta Casserole
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
    Calories 386 Calories from Fat 162
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 18g28%
    Saturated Fat 8g50%
    Cholesterol 38mg13%
    Sodium 1047mg46%
    Potassium 394mg11%
    Carbohydrates 39g13%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 4g4%
    Protein 18g36%
    Vitamin A 5398IU108%
    Vitamin C 16mg19%
    Calcium 202mg20%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Enjoy bacon broccoli pasta casserole, a cheesy, family-friendly baked dish with bacon, Parmesan, mozzarella, mushrooms, carrots, onions and broccoli.

    Easy Baked Pork Chops

    Easy Baked Pork Chops are covered with a seasoned bread crumb/Parmesan cheese mix for lots of flavor! Prep time is 10 minutes, then bake until done!
    Easy Baked Pork Chops are covered with a seasoned bread crumb/Parmesan cheese mix for lots of flavor! Prep time is 10 minutes, then bake until done!

    Have you ever taken some food out of the freezer in order to make it for dinner, and then have no clue how you want to cook it? Yep. That was me recently after taking two really thick pork chops out of our freezer.

    As they defrosted, I started to think about HOW I wanted to cook them. I figured I could use one of my tried and true recipes from the blog, OR I could just make it up on the fly as I went. Well, I ended up making it up as I went along, but the results were wonderful!

    Really, I ended up just breading the pork chops like I’ve done many times in the past for chicken, cod, AND pork. This time, though, I added in some homemade Italian seasoning mix, a bit of garlic and onion powder, and grated Parmesan cheese to change up the flavor a little bit! These easy baked pork chops turned out really delicious, so I want to share the recipe with you today.

    Getting Ready

    Preheat your oven to 350°F.  Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a rimmed baking sheet. Place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet and give it a light spray with non-stick cooking spray. The foil will catch any drips for super easy cleanup, and the spray will help prevent the chops from sticking to the rack!

    A wire rack is positioned over a foil-lined baking sheet before pork chops are cooked.

    Make The Seasoned Crumb Topping

    Preheat your oven to 350°F. while you make this topping. Place regular bread crumbs onto a dinner plate, and then add shredded Parmesan cheese, and seasonings. I used some of my homemade Italian seasoning mix, plus a little extra garlic powder and onion powder.

    Mix these ingredients together, and spread them out to cover the plate. This will be the crumb coating for your easy baked pork chops.

    Bread crumbs, Italian spices and Parmesan cheese form the coating for pork chops.

    In a separate bowl, whisk together one egg and a Tablespoon of milk. Place the egg mixture and the bread crumb topping side by side on the counter.  Now it’s time to prepare the pork chops!

    Pork chops will be dipped in egg mixture, then coated in seasoned bread crumbs before baking.

    Prepare The Pork Chops For Baking

    You will need 4 boneless pork chops, about 1″ thick each, for this recipe. I used two REALLY THICK chops, and sliced them horizontally to make 4 “thinner” chops.

    If there is a lot of fat on the edges of the pork, trim some of it off with a sharp knife. Season each of the pork chops lightly with salt and pepper.

    Boneless pork chops are lightly seasoned with salt and pepper.

    Place one pork chop at a time into the egg mixture. Turn to coat all sides of the chop with the egg. As soon as it is fully coated, let the excess liquid drip back into the bowl, and then lay the pork chop on top of the bread crumb coating on the plate.

    Use your fingers to coat all sides of the pork chop with the Italian crumb topping. Lightly press the crumbs onto all sides of the pork chop. Repeat process with all the pork chops.

    Each pork chop is immersed in egg mixture, to cover.Pork chop with egg wash is then coated with seasoned bread crumb mixture.

    Place the breaded pork chops onto a wire rack in a single layer, leaving just a bit of space between each one.

    NOTE: I lightly sprayed the top of each pork chop with a little olive oil (a trick I learned from using my air fryer), in order to help brown and help crisp up the outside of the chops. This step is optional, but I do recommend it!

    Four easy baked pork chops on a wire rack are ready for the oven!

    Place The Easy Baked Pork Chops In The Oven

    Now it’s time to cook the pork chops in a preheated 350°F oven! Put the baking sheet on the middle rack of the oven, and let them bake for approximately 25 minutes (this time may vary slightly due to varying thicknesses of pork used).

    NOTE: Temperatures can vary greatly in ovens, so I recommend checking them at the 25 minute mark, and know they might take a few more minutes to fully cook through. Pork is considered safe to eat once it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. 

    The easy baked pork chops are golden brown once they finish baking.

    Once the easy baked pork chops are done cooking, remove them from the oven, and let them rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish each chop with additional Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of parsley before serving.

    We enjoyed the pork chops, served alongside some creamy mashed potatoes, and green peas. YUM. The meat was tender and juicy, and had a nice flavor, thanks to the seasoned topping. This recipe turned out to be an EASY, quick way to get a nice tasting main dish on the table!

    One of the easy baked pork chops, served with mashed potatoes and peas.

    I hope you will consider trying this easy to fix pork chop recipe! Have a wonderful day, and thank you for visiting this blog.

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    Easy Baked Pork Chops
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Total Time
    40 mins
     

    Easy Baked Pork Chops are covered with a seasoned bread crumb/Parmesan cheese mix for lots of flavor! Prep time is 10 minutes, then bake until done!

    Category: Entree
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: easy baked pork chops
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 306 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 4 boneless pork chops , about 1" thick
    • salt & pepper (to lightly season chops)
    • ¾ cup bread crumbs
    • cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 egg
    • 1 Tablespoon milk
    • non-stick cooking spray (optional)
    • additional Parmesan cheese & parsley for garnish , OPTIONAL
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a rimmed baking sheet. Place a wire rack on top of the baking sheet and give it a light spray with non-stick cooking spray.

    2. Combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic and onion powders on a dinner plate. Spread, to cover plate. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Place bowl of egg mixture and plate of bread crumb topping side by side on counter.

    3. Trim excess fat from pork. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Place one chop at a time into egg, and turn to coat all sides. Let excess liquid drip into the bowl, and then lay pork on bread crumb mix. Coat all sides with crumb topping, lightly pressing crumbs onto all sides. Repeat for all pork chops. Place the breaded chops onto wire rack in a single layer. NOTE: I lightly sprayed each pork chop with a little olive oil to help brown/crisp them (a trick I learned from air-frying), but this step is optional.

    4. Place baking sheet on the middle rack, and bake chops at 350°F for approximately 25 minutes (time may vary slightly due to varying thicknesses of pork used). Pork is considered safe to eat once it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F.  Once done, remove from oven and let them rest for 2-3 minutes before serving. If desired, garnish each chop with additional Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of parsley.

      NOTE: Temperatures can vary in ovens, so I recommend checking the chops at the 25 minute mark. Please know they might take a few more minutes to fully cook through to an internal temp. of 145°F. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Baked Pork Chops
    Amount Per Serving (1 chop)
    Calories 306 Calories from Fat 81
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 9g14%
    Saturated Fat 4g25%
    Cholesterol 137mg46%
    Sodium 359mg16%
    Potassium 584mg17%
    Carbohydrates 16g5%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 38g76%
    Vitamin A 131IU3%
    Calcium 155mg16%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Easy Baked Pork Chops are covered with a seasoned bread crumb/Parmesan cheese mix for lots of flavor! Prep time is 10 minutes, then bake until done!

     

    Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara

    Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara is a delicious Italian dish, featuring potato dumplings coated in a bacon, Parmesan, mushroom and garlic creamy sauce.
    Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara is a delicious Italian dish, featuring potato dumplings coated in a bacon, Parmesan, mushroom and garlic creamy sauce.

    Do you enjoy eating gnocchi? We really enjoy these soft Italian potato dumplings! Cooked gnocchi can be paired with a variety of sauces, for a simple to prepare meal. Gnocchi, in Italian, means “little lumps”, and that is exactly what they are. They are typically made with potatoes and flour, and cook very quickly.

    Recently I decided to cook a package of gnocchi I had in our pantry. I decided to make up my own recipe that uses my tried and true pasta carbonara sauce (think BACON). Then I added steamed broccoli, cooked gnocchi, mushrooms, garlic and onions, and created this delicious recipe for gnocchi and broccoli carbonara! Here’s how to make it:

    Cook The Bacon

    The first thing you should do is to fry the bacon until very crispy. I like to slice the bacon into small pieces, because it cooks faster that way! Stack a few slices of bacon on top of each other and then cut into 1/2 inch slices. Fry in a large skillet, stirring often until done.

    Once the bacon is crisp, remove it from the skillet, and place the bacon pieces on paper towels to absorb grease. Drain MOST of the bacon grease from the pan, but leave approximately 2 Tablespoons bacon grease in the skillet. It will be used to add additional flavoring to the carbonara sauce later!


    Bacon is cooked in large skillet until very crisp.

    Cook The Rest Of The Veggies

    Return the skillet (with bacon grease) to the stove. Add the chopped onions and mushrooms to the skillet. Cook them on medium-low heat until they turn golden brown (3-4 minutes).

    Now add the minced garlic and the crisp bacon crumbles to the skillet. Continue to cook, stirring often, for one more minute. Add the chopped and steamed broccoli to the skillet, and stir to combine. Set the skillet aside while you make the carbonara sauce.

    Cooked onions, mushrooms, garlic, broccoli and crisp bacon are mixed together in skillet.

    Make The Carbonara Sauce

    In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, whipping cream, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes until combined. Use a wire whisk or a fork to do this.

    Once combined, it is time to “temper” the sauce. Set the sauce aside while you begin cooking the gnocchi. You will need hot, starchy water from cooking the gnocchi to help temper the sauce.The carbonara sauce is prepared by whisking ingredients together in bowl.

    Temper The Carbonara Sauce

    Tempering the sauce is important because there are fresh eggs in the sauce. If you add hot liquid too quickly to the sauce later, the eggs will probably scramble. We do NOT want scrambled eggs in the sauce, do we? NOPE!

    Before tempering the sauce, start the gnocchi cooking per the package instructions. You will need some of the starchy hot water from that pan to temper the sauce. OK? Basically you are going to boil the gnocchi for a few minutes, and use a bit of that boiling water in the carbonara sauce. Here is how easy it is to slowly temper the sauce:

    Gnocchi (potato dumplings) are boiled for a few minutes in water, to cook fully.

    Take about 6 Tablespoons (ONE TABLESPOON AT A TIME) of the boiling starchy water from the gnocchi pan and SLOWLY drizzle it into the egg mixture, while whisking the sauce, to slowly disperse the hot water.

    Continue to drizzle hot water and whisk continuously, until all 6 Tablespoons of gnocchi water have been added. Once this is done, pour the carbonara sauce over the veggies and bacon mixture in the skillet, and stir to combine.

    Carbonara sauce is tempered, then added to the veggies and bacon in skillet.

    Finishing The Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara

    Once the sauce, bacon and veggies are combined, drain the cooked gnocchi. Add the cooked gnocchi to the skillet. Gently stir, to fully combine the ingredients. Cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through, but do not let the sauce boil.

    Once the gnocchi are heated through, and fully coated with sauce, the gnocchi and broccoli carbonara is ready to serve!

    Heating the gnocchi and broccoli carbonara in a skillet before serving.After heating through, the gnocchi and broccoli carbonara is ready to be served.

    Serve The Gnocchi And Broccoli Carbonara

    To serve, spoon out portions of the gnocchi onto plates or into bowls. Garnish each serving with additional shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve while hot, and enjoy!

    The gnocchi and broccoli carbonara is garnished with grated Parmesan cheese.

    Wow… was this dish yummy! Even the leftovers were good a couple days later! The gnocchi and broccoli carbonara can be easily microwaved on medium heat until re-heated to perfection!

    I sure hope you will give this recipe a try! It is soooo good! Have a GREAT day, and may God bless you in all you do today.

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    Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara is a delicious Italian dish, featuring potato dumplings coated in a bacon, Parmesan, mushroom and garlic creamy sauce.

    Category: Main Course
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: gnocchi and broccoli carbonara
    Servings: 5
    Calories Per Serving: 523 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 6 slices bacon
    • ½ medium yellow onion , finely chopped
    • 4 mushrooms , button or baby portobello
    • 3 large eggs
    • ¾ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
    • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
    • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 1 cup steamed broccoli (pre-cooked and chopped)
    • 17.6 ounce potato gnocchi
    • additional Parmesan for garnish (optional)
    Instructions
    1. Fry bacon in large skillet until very crisp. Stack a few slices of bacon on top of each other and then cut into 1/2 inch slices. Fry in a large skillet, stirring often until done. Remove bacon from skillet, and place on paper towels to absorb grease. Drain MOST of the grease from skillet, but leave approx. 2 Tablespoons bacon grease in the skillet.

    2. Return skillet (with bacon grease) to stove. Add onions and mushrooms. Cook on medium-low heat until golden brown (3-4 minutes). Add garlic and bacon crumbles to skillet. Continue to cook, stirring often, for one more minute. Add chopped and steamed broccoli to skillet, and stir to combine. Set the skillet aside while you make carbonara sauce.

    3. Make Sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, whipping cream, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes together until combined. Set the sauce aside while you begin cooking the gnocchi, according to package directions. You will need hot, starchy water from cooking the gnocchi to help temper the sauce.

    4. Tempering the sauce is important because there are fresh eggs in the sauce. If you add hot liquid too quickly to the sauce, the eggs will likely scramble. Take about 6 Tablespoons (ONE AT A TIME) of the boiling starchy water from gnocchi pan and SLOWLY drizzle it into the egg mixture, while whisking continuously, to slowly disperse hot water. Continue to drizzle hot water and whisk, until all 6 Tablespoons of hot water have been added. Once done, pour the carbonara sauce over the veggies and bacon mixture in the skillet, and stir to combine.

    5. Once sauce, bacon and veggies are combined, drain the cooked gnocchi. Add the gnocchi to the skillet. Gently stir, to fully combine ingredients. Cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes, or until heated through, but do not let it boil. Once heated through and gnocchi are fully coated with sauce, it is ready to serve! To serve, spoon out portions of gnocchi onto plates or into bowls. Garnish each serving with additional shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired. Serve while hot, and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/5 of total))
    Calories 523 Calories from Fat 288
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 32g49%
    Saturated Fat 16g100%
    Cholesterol 206mg69%
    Sodium 1047mg46%
    Potassium 269mg8%
    Carbohydrates 41g14%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 19g38%
    Vitamin A 1011IU20%
    Vitamin C 18mg22%
    Calcium 240mg24%
    Iron 5mg28%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Gnocchi and Broccoli Carbonara is a delicious Italian dish, featuring potato dumplings coated in a bacon, Parmesan, mushroom and garlic creamy sauce.

    Garlic Butter Pork Chops

    Garlic Butter Pork Chops are a simple (20 minute) main dish, made by pan-searing chops, then finishing them in the oven, covered in a savory sauce!
    Garlic Butter Pork Chops are a simple (20 minute) main dish, made by pan-searing chops, then finishing them in the oven, covered in a savory sauce!

    My mom used to make fried pork chops for our family when I was growing up. They were nothing fancy, because she just coated them in flour, seasoned with salt and pepper and fried them in oil. They tasted okay, but were just kind of “plain”! Now that I’m MUCH OLDER and am the one cooking, I find great delight in finding recipes for OTHER ways to cook pork chops!

    Recently I found a recipe for garlic butter pork chops online, and decided to give it a try. You can use bone-in OR boneless chops for this recipe. This recipe is SUPER SIMPLE to make (in hardly any time at all – 20 minutes), and tastes great!

    The three ingredient sauce that covers the cooked chops while they bake imparts a lot of flavor, and my husband and I enjoyed this dish. Here’s how to make it!

    Prep The Pork Chops

    Preheat your oven to 375° F.  Pat the pork chops dry with paper towels (I used boneless chops). Lightly season (to your taste) with salt and pepper, on both sides of the meat. Set the chops aside for a moment while you make the butter garlic sauce.

    Boneless pork chops are patted dry with paper towels before seasoning is added.

    Making The Butter Garlic Sauce Is A Cinch!

    Making the butter garlic sauce for the pork chops is ridiculously EASY! Melt butter and then stir in minced garlic and fresh, chopped thyme leaves. That’s it… see how easy it is?

    Set the sauce aside, once blended. This garlic butter sauce will go on the pork chops right before they are baked.

    Melted butter, garlic and thyme are combined to make the simple sauce for the meat.

    Pan-Sear The Pork Chops

    To lightly brown the chops, they must be pan-seared before baking. It’s easy, too! Heat a Tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet. I like using my old faithful cast iron skillet for this, but any non-stick skillet will do! Heat the oil on medium-high heat until really hot, but not smoking. Carefully place the pork into the hot skillet. It should sizzle when the meat hits the oil!

    Don’t move the pork chops once they go into the pan, to ensure a good sear! Sear the pork chops until golden brown on the bottom. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Turn the pork chops over and sear the other side for 2-3 minutes. Both sides of the pork chops should now have a golden brown “crust” on them.

    Seasoned chops are pan-seared in olive oil in a hot skillet.Pork chops are turned to cook other side after turning golden brown.

    Bake The Garlic Butter Pork Chops

    You can keep the browned pork chops in the same skillet, if it is oven-safe, OR you can place them in an oven-safe baking dish.

    Give the garlic butter sauce a stir, and then pour all of it over the top of the chops. In the second photo below, you can see all that yummy minced garlic on the pork chops!

    The butter sauce is poured over the top of the chops in a baking pan.Garlic butter pork chops are now ready to bake!

    Bake the garlic butter pork chops in a preheated oven at 375° F. for about 10-12 minutes. Your cooking time might vary slightly, because it will depend on the thickness of the pork chops you are using.

    The pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145° F. Remove the meat from the oven, once done, and let it sit for a couple minutes before serving. This helps the juices inside redistribute through the meat.

    Meat is cooked until the internal temperature reaches 145° F.

    Time To Serve The Garlic Butter Pork Chops!

    Now it is time to serve this dish! Transfer the pork chops to serving plates. Spoon the garlic butter sauce over the top; garnish with fresh thyme sprigs (if desired), and serve!

    Hope you enjoy these garlic butter pork chops! We enjoyed them, served with fresh cold watermelon slices and corn on the cob! It was a great summer meal!

    Garlic butter pork chops, served with corn and watermelon on the side.Fresh thyme sprigs garnish the finished garlic butter pork chops.

    Thanks for stopping by the ol’ blog today! I appreciate your time, and hope you have the opportunity to make these yummy (and EASY) pork chops for those you love. Have a wonderful day!

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    Garlic Butter Pork Chops
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    20 mins
     

    Garlic Butter Pork Chops are a simple (20 minute) main dish, made by pan-searing chops, then finishing them in the oven, covered in a savory sauce!

    Category: Entree
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: garlic butter pork chops
    Servings: 2
    Calories Per Serving: 441 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 pork chops , boneless or bone-in (approx. 1" thick)
    • salt and pepper , season to taste
    • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    • 4 Tablespoons butter , melted
    • 2 cloves garlic , minced
    • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme , chopped (+ extra sprigs for garnish, if desired)
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 375° F.  Pat pork chops dry with paper towels. Lightly season (to your taste preference) with salt and pepper, on both sides of the meat. Set chops aside.

    2. Melt butter, and then stir in minced garlic and fresh, chopped thyme leaves. Set the sauce aside once blended together.

    3. Heat olive oil (in a cast iron or non-stick skillet) on medium-high heat until really hot, but not smoking. Carefully place the pork into the hot skillet. It should sizzle when the meat hits the oil! Don't move the pork chops once they go into the pan. Sear pork chops until golden brown on the bottom. This takes about 2-3 minutes. Turn pork chops over and sear the other side for 2-3 minutes. Both sides of the pork chops should have a golden brown "crust" on them.

    4. Place browned pork chops in an oven-safe baking dish, or keep it in the same skillet (if oven safe). Pour all of the butter garlic sauce over the top of the chops. Bake at 375° F. for about 10-12 minutes. The cooking time might vary slightly, because it will depend on the thickness of the pork chops you are using. The pork chops are done when they reach an internal temperature of 145° F. Remove from oven, once done, and let chops sit for a couple minutes before serving, to help juices inside redistribute through the meat. Transfer pork chops to serving plates. Spoon the garlic butter sauce over the top; garnish with fresh thyme sprigs, if desired, and serve!

    Nutrition Facts
    Garlic Butter Pork Chops
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 441 Calories from Fat 306
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 34g52%
    Saturated Fat 17g106%
    Cholesterol 149mg50%
    Sodium 267mg12%
    Potassium 540mg15%
    Carbohydrates 2g1%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 31g62%
    Vitamin A 866IU17%
    Vitamin C 7mg8%
    Calcium 33mg3%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Garlic Butter Pork Chops are a simple (20 minute) main dish, made by pan-searing chops, then finishing them in the oven, covered in a savory sauce!

    Traeger BBQ Baby Back Ribs

    Make BBQ baby back ribs in “3-2-1” on a pellet grill. Ribs are smoked 3 hours, cooked in foil 2 hours, & grilled with sauce 1 hour! Easy & delicious.
    Make BBQ baby back ribs in "3-2-1" on a pellet grill. Ribs are smoked 3 hours, cooked in foil 2 hours, & grilled with sauce 1 hour! Easy & delicious.

    This recipe for BBQ baby back ribs is fairly easy, especially with it’s easy to remember 3-2-1 game plan! My husband and I enjoyed these delicious ribs last month which were smoked, then cooked on our Traeger grill, and decided to share this recipe (also from Traeger) here on the blog.

    Summer evenings and hot temperatures seem to pair very nicely with bbq ribs that are sloppy with sauce, and tender to the bite! YUM… BBQ baby back ribs are a definite favorite summer food of ours! Here’s how to make 3-2-1 bbq baby back ribs on a Traeger or pellet grill:

    Prepare The Baby Back Ribs For Smoking

    The first part of Traeger’s 3-2-1- cooking method is to smoke the ribs for 3 hours, after seasoning them. Make sure to remove the silverskin (thin membrane) from the bone side of the ribs (if your grocery store butcher has not already done so). Pat the ribs dry with paper towels.

    Two racks of baby back ribs ready for seasoning.

    Mix mustard, apple juice, and worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl. Using a pastry brush, brush this sauce onto BOTH sides of each rib rack.

    Lightly season (to taste) the racks of pork with your favorite pork and poultry rub spice mix. I used my homemade dry rub spice mix (for pork or chicken), and just sprinkled each rack with a decent covering of spice mix.

    Simple sauce with mustard and apple juice, etc. is brushed onto both sides of the ribs.

    The racks of ribs are lightly seasoned with pork/poultry spice mix.

    Step #1- BBQ Baby Back Ribs In The Smoker

    Prepare your pellet grill according to manufacturer instructions. For a Traeger, fill the pellet hopper, and turn the temperature gauge to SMOKE. Leave lid open. Once a fire has been established and grill is smoking (about 4-5 minutes), turn the temperature gauge to 180° F. Let the grill preheat for 15 minutes with the lid closed.

    Place the racks of bbq baby back ribs directly onto the grill grate, with the meat side facing up. Smoke the ribs for 3 hours, with the lid closed. Once done, transfer ribs off the grill onto a rimmed baking sheet, and take them into kitchen. Turn temperature setting up to to 225° F.

    Smoking the baby back ribs on a Traeger grill for 3 hours.Two racks of smoked ribs ready for the next step.

    Prepare The Smoked Baby Back Ribs

    Now for the next step! Pull off 4 long sheets of heavy duty foil. Put a rack of smoked ribs on top in the middle. Pull up the sides to surround the meat, because you will be adding liquid in a moment.

    Evenly distribute HALF of the brown sugar on top of the ribs. Drizzle the brown sugar with HALF of the honey, and HALF of the remaining apple juice.

    Put another long piece of aluminum foil on top of the ribs, and close up all the foil, crimping the edges, so the packet is securely sealed. You don’t want it to leak! Repeat the process with the other rack of ribs.

    Each rib rack is sprinkled with brown sugar, and drizzled with honey and apple juice.BBQ Baby Back Ribs are covered in brown sugar and honey with apple juice in foil.

    Step #2- Put Foil-Wrapped BBQ Baby Back Ribs Back On Grill

    Place the foil-wrapped racks of ribs back directly onto the grill grate. Close the lid, and cook the ribs for 2 hours at 225° F.

    After 2 hours have passed, carefully remove the foil off of the ribs. I did this in our kitchen, because there is a lot of juice in the foil packets. Discard the foil. Keep the ribs (just sayin’).

    Foil packets with the ribs are cooked on the grill for two hours.After two hours, the foil is removed from the racks of ribs.

    Step #3- Grill The BBQ Baby Back Ribs

    Okay, now we’re ready for the final step in the 3-2-1 method. Once you’ve discarded the foil, brush your favorite BBQ sauce on both sides of each rack of ribs.

    Place the ribs directly on the grill grate, and grill for 1 hour! They sure do look good right about now, right? Toward the end of the grilling time, we added asparagus (another recipe on the blog) to the grill, as well.

    The ribs are coated with BBQ sauce, and grilled for one more hour until done!

    When done, transfer the bbq baby back ribs to a cutting board. Let them rest for about 5 minutes, then slice between the bones,  and serve!

    BBQ Baby Back Ribs are finished cooking, and rest on cutting board for 5 minutes.The BBQ baby back ribs are sliced into individual portions, and are ready to EAT!

    Sure hope you enjoy the ribs, cooked 3-2-1 Traeger style! We sure did. It’s an easy to remember method (smoke/braise/grill), and the bbq ribs were delicious! Have a nice day.

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    Original recipe source: https://www.traegergrills.com/recipes/pork/3-2-1-baby-back-ribs

    Traeger BBQ Baby Back Ribs
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    6 hrs
    Total Time
    6 hrs 15 mins
     

    Make BBQ baby back ribs in "3-2-1" on a pellet grill. Ribs are smoked 3 hours, cooked in foil 2 hours, & grilled with sauce 1 hour! Easy & delicious.

    Category: Dinner
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: bbq baby back ribs
    Servings: 6 people
    Calories Per Serving: 653 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 racks baby back ribs
    • cup yellow mustard
    • ½ cup apple juice (divided use)
    • 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
    • Pork and Poultry Spice Rub (or homemade, to taste)
    • ½ cup dark brown sugar
    • 1 cup BBQ sauce (your favorite)
    • cup honey (warmed)
    Instructions
    1. Prepare your pellet grill according to manufacturer instructions. For a Traeger, fill the pellet hopper, and turn the temperature gauge to SMOKE. Leave lid open. Once a fire has been established and grill is smoking (about 4-5 minutes), turn the temperature gauge to 180° F. Let the grill preheat for 15 minutes with the lid closed.

    2. Step #1- BBQ Baby Back Ribs In The Smoker: Remove silverskin from ribs (if your grocery store butcher has not already done so). Pat ribs dry with paper towels. Mix mustard, apple juice, and worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl. Brush sauce onto BOTH sides of each rib rack. Lightly season (to taste) the ribs with your favorite pork and poultry rub spice mix. I used my homemade dry rub spice mix . Place racks of ribs directly onto the grill grate, with meat side facing up. Smoke ribs for 3 hours, with the lid closed. Once done, transfer ribs off of grill onto a rimmed baking sheet. Close lid. Turn temperature setting up to to 225° F.

    3. Step #2- For each rack: Pull off 4 long sheets of heavy duty foil. Stack them on top of each other. Put one rack of smoked ribs on top in the middle. Pull up the sides to surround the meat, because you will be adding liquid. Evenly distribute HALF of the brown sugar on top of the ribs. Drizzle with HALF of the honey, and HALF of the remaining apple juice. Put another long piece of aluminum foil on top of the ribs, and tightly close up foil, crimping the edges, so the packet is securely sealed. You don't want it to leak! Repeat the process with the other rack of ribs. Place foil-wrapped ribs back directly onto grill grate. Close lid, and cook ribs for 2 hours at 225° F. After 2 hours, carefully remove foil off of the ribs. Do this in your kitchen, because there is a lot of juice in the foil. Discard foil.

    4. Step #3- Brush your favorite BBQ sauce onto both sides of each rack of ribs. Place the ribs directly on the grill grate, and cook for 1 hour! When done, remove ribs from grill; let meat rest for 5 minutes, then slice, and enjoy!

    Recipe Notes

    Caloric calculation was based on 1/2 rack per serving (total of 4 servings). If you serve 6 with this recipe, the caloric calculation per serving comes out to approximately 653 calories per serving. These are best estimates, because the weight of each rack of ribs will vary, as well as the type of BBQ sauce used.

    Nutrition Facts
    Traeger BBQ Baby Back Ribs
    Amount Per Serving (1 (1/3 rack))
    Calories 653 Calories from Fat 288
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 32g49%
    Saturated Fat 11g69%
    Cholesterol 130mg43%
    Sodium 845mg37%
    Potassium 674mg19%
    Carbohydrates 57g19%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 51g57%
    Protein 37g74%
    Vitamin A 158IU3%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 101mg10%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Skillet Glazed Pork Chops

    Delicious Skillet Glazed Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in) are covered in a simple, four ingredient glaze, and take only 25 minutes to prepare!
    Delicious Skillet Glazed Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in) are covered in a simple, four ingredient glaze, and take only 25 minutes to prepare!

    If you enjoy pork chops, then I am thrilled to be able to share with you this incredibly simple and delicious recipe for skillet glazed pork chops today!

    I found the recipe in one of my cookbooks, and decided to try it out! Sure am glad that I did! The recipe can be used with bone in OR boneless thick pork chops, so it is very versatile!

    Lightly seasoned pork chops are pan-seared in a skillet in a teensy tiny bit of oil, and then removed from the pan once done. A very easy 4 ingredient glaze is then prepared in the same skillet, then the pork chops are added back in and coated with the glaze. That’s it!

    The end result is a absolutely delicious quick dinner in under half an hour! Here’s how to make skillet glazed pork chops.

    Mix the Ingredients For The Pork Chop Glaze

    The sauce/glaze is super easy to make! Measure out pure maple syrup, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and chopped fresh thyme leaves in a small bowl. TIP: If you don’t have access to fresh thyme, you can substitute dried thyme.

    Mix the glaze ingredients well (with a whisk or fork), until fully blended. Set the sauce aside.

    Only 4 ingredients needed to make the glaze: maple syrup, dijon, cider vinegar and thyme.

    The glaze for the pork chops is whisked together in a small bowl.

    Use a sharp knife to cut through the fat layer and silverskin on the outside of the chops, at  2″ intervals. This will help the chops to not curl up and buckle too much when pan-searing them. Lightly season the pork chops with salt and black pepper.

    Pork chops are seasoned with salt and pepper, and fat is sliced through on outside of each one.

    Cooking The Skillet Glazed Pork Chops

    Heat one teaspoon of vegetable oil in a 9-10″ skillet. Heat the oil on medium-high heat until really hot, but just barely smoking. Carefully place both pork chops in the skillet. You should hear them sizzle a bit when they hit the skillet.

    Pan-sear the pork chops on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes, then carefully flip the chops to the other side. Turn the heat down to medium, and continue to cook the skillet glazed pork chops until they register 145° F. on a meat thermometer. This will usually take between 5-10 minutes.

    Remove Pork Chops From Skillet When Done

    Once done, remove the pork chops from the skillet. Place them on a plate, and cover them with aluminum foil, to keep them warm while you cook the glaze.

    NOTE: Do not clean the skillet after removing pork chops… leave any remaining grease in the pan.

    Pork chops are pan-seared in a skillet before adding the glaze.

    Cook The Glaze For the Pork Chops

    Give the reserved sauce a quick whisk, then pour it into the skillet. Turn the heat back up to medium, and bring the sauce to a simmer, scraping up any leftover pork brown bits left on the bottom of skillet. These will add flavor to the sauce!

    Once the sauce has begun simmering, continue to cook until the sauce becomes more a syrupy glaze consistency. This should take only 2-3 minutes, and the glaze will thicken and reduce in volume a bit.

    The glaze for the pork chops is cooked in the skillet until syrupy.

    Place the pork chops back into the skillet with the glaze. Pour any juices that accumulated on the plate with the pork chops back into the skillet, as well.

    Continue to cook the skillet glazed pork chops, turning them over in the glaze. Spoon excess glaze over the top of the chops, to completely coat them with the sticky sauce.

    Skillet Glazed Pork Chops finish cooking in the thickened glaze.

    Serve The Skillet Glazed Pork Chops

    After the skillet glazed pork chops have continued to cook for a couple minutes, they are done, and are ready to serve! If checking the internal temperature, pork should reach 145-160 degrees to be cooked adequately.

    Transfer the pork chops to serving plates, and spoon any leftover glaze over the tops of each piece of meat. Serve with side dishes you enjoy… we had steamed veggies and some mashed potatoes! Enjoy!

    The finished pork chops are served with glaze spooned over the top of each piece.One of the skillet glazed pork chops, served with mashed potatoes and assorted veggies.

    I really hope you enjoy this easy recipe for skillet glazed pork chops! My hope is you will be pleasantly surprised at the wonderful sauce that perfectly compliments the pork! YUM! Have a wonderful day, and may God bless you today in all you undertake.

    Looking For More PORK CHOP Recipes?

    You can find all of my pork chop recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few family favorites include:

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    Original Recipe Source: One of my cookbooks, titled: “The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook”, from the editors at America’s Test Kitchen, published 2014, page 147

    Skillet Glazed Pork Chops
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    20 mins
    Total Time
    25 mins
     

    Delicious Skillet Glazed Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in) are covered in a simple, four ingredient glaze, and take only 25 minutes to prepare!

    Category: Entree
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: skillet glazed pork chops
    Servings: 2
    Calories Per Serving: 324 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 5-6 ounce pork chops (about 3/4" thick) , bone in OR boneless
    • salt & pepper , to season pork (to taste)
    • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    For Glaze:
    • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
    • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    • teaspoons dijon mustard
    • ½ teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves , can substitute 1/8 tsp. dried thyme
    Instructions
    1. Measure out pure maple syrup, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar and chopped thyme leaves in a small bowl. Mix the glaze ingredients well (with a whisk or fork), until fully blended. Set aside.

    2. Use a sharp knife to cut through fat layer and silverskin on the outside of the chops, at 2" intervals. This will help chops to not curl up and buckle too much when pan-searing them. Lightly season pork chops with salt and pepper.

    3. Heat vegetable oil in a 9-10" skillet on medium-high heat until really hot, but just barely smoking. Carefully place pork chops in skillet. You should hear them sizzle when they hit the skillet. Pan-sear pork chops on medium high heat for 3-4 minutes, then carefully flip the chops to the other side. Turn heat down to medium, and continue to cook until they register 145° F. on a meat thermometer. This usually takes between 5-10 minutes. Once done, remove the pork chops from skillet. Place them on a plate, and cover them with aluminum foil, to keep them warm while you cook the glaze. NOTE: Do not clean the skillet after removing pork chops... leave any remaining grease or browned bits in the pan, to cook with the sauce.

    4. Give sauce a quick whisk, then pour it into skillet. Turn heat back to medium; bring sauce to a simmer, scraping up any pork brown bits left on the bottom of skillet. These will add flavor to the sauce! Once sauce has begun simmering, continue to cook until it becomes more of a syrupy consistency. This should take 2-3 minutes; glaze will thicken/reduce in volume a bit. Place pork chops back into skillet with glaze, along with any accumulated juices. Continue to cook pork chops for 1-2 minutes, turning them over in the glaze. Spoon excess glaze on top of the chops, to completely coat. Transfer pork chops to serving plates, and spoon any leftover glaze over the tops of each piece. Serve and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Skillet Glazed Pork Chops
    Amount Per Serving (1 g)
    Calories 324 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Saturated Fat 5g31%
    Cholesterol 95mg32%
    Sodium 114mg5%
    Potassium 596mg17%
    Carbohydrates 21g7%
    Sugar 18g20%
    Protein 31g62%
    Vitamin C 0.8mg1%
    Calcium 43mg4%
    Iron 0.7mg4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Delicious Skillet Glazed Pork Chops (boneless or bone-in) are covered in a simple, four ingredient glaze, and take only 25 minutes to prepare!

    Rosemary Wine Pork Chops

    Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They’re tender, juicy & full of flavor!
    Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They're tender, juicy & full of flavor!

    Do you enjoy grilled pork chops? We sure do, and this recipe for rosemary wine pork chops is a real winner! Boneless pork chops marinate in a easy, simple sauce, and then are grilled on a traditional BBQ or a pellet smoker (we grilled them on our Traeger grill).

    The recipe is so simple, but yields very tender and flavor-filled pork chops! For us, grilling is especially wonderful as the days get warmer and warmer. I don’t know about you, but we grill outside a LOT in late Spring and summer, to avoid getting our kitchen heated up. Here’s how to make this yummy dish!

    Make The Marinade For The Rosemary Wine Pork Chops

    The marinade for the pork chops is super simple to make!  In a small bowl, combine olive oil, red wine, chopped rosemary, salt and Montreal seasoning. Mix well with a whisk or fork, until all ingredients are fully combined.

    NOTE: Measure out a few Tablespoons of the marinade into a separate container and reserve for later. You will use this reserved marinade to brush on the pork chops while they are cooking!

    Trim as much fat off the pork chops as you can, and discard (discard the FAT, not the pork chops, ha ha!). Place the pork chops in a zip loc bag.

    Marinate The Pork Chops

    Pour the marinade for the rosemary wine pork chops into the plastic bag. Seal the bag, and then “smoosh” the bag around with your fingers to coat the pork chops on all sides with the marinade.

    Once the pork chops are fully coated in the marinade, place the bag into the refrigerator and let the meat marinate for 2 hours (minimum).

    After the rosemary wine pork chops have finished marinating, remove the chops from the marinade. Discard the marinade in the bag (do not use it after being exposed to the raw pork).

    Grab the reserved marinade you set aside earlier, and now you are ready to put these tenderized, marinated pork chops on the bbq grill to cook!

    Grilling The Rosemary Wine Pork Chops

    Place the pork chops directly onto the grill grate. There is no need to “oil” the grill, because the pork marinade has olive oil in it, which will help to prevent the meat from sticking!

    Using a Standard BBQ Grill (propane or briquettes)?

    Prepare grill as you normally would. Once briquettes are ready, or grill has pre-heated, place the rosemary wine pork chops directly over heat on the grill grate.

    Grill, turning once (and occasionally basting with marinade), until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160°F. This will take approximately 25-20 minutes.

    Using a Traeger or Other Smoker/Pellet Grill?

    If using a Traeger grill (we were), follow the normal “start-up” process: let Traeger smoke then ignite (about 5 minutes). When the fire has ignited, set the temperature gauge to 450° F., and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes.

    Once preheated, cook the rosemary wine pork chops for 30 minutes, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160° F. Baste the pork chops occasionally with the marinade while they cook.

    A Real “Traegerpalooza”!

    The evening we grilled these delicious pork chops, we cooked quite a few other dishes on our Traeger grill, including roasted turkey breast, hot dogs, and brat sausages (not pictured). I didn’t have to cook dinner for almost a week after this BBQ extravaganza, because we had so much great food to enjoy!

    We also cooked Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops and Grilled Asparagus (with lemon and Parmesan), which are shown in the photo below by the rosemary wine pork chops (see arrow).

    When they are done, remove the pork chops from the grill, and let them rest for 5 minutes to let the juices inside redistribute throughout the meat. Once you’ve done that, these delicious rosemary wine pork chops are ready to eat!

    I really hope you enjoy this recipe for grilled rosemary wine pork chops! The pork is very tender, and the chops are wonderfully flavored! Have a fantastic day!

    Looking For Other PORK CHOP Recipes?

    You can find all of my pork recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few favorite pork chop recipes you might want to check out include:

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    Recipe Adapted From: www.traegergrills.com/recipes

    Rosemary Wine Pork Chops
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Marinating (inactive time)
    2 hrs
    Total Time
    2 hrs 40 mins
     
    Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They're tender, juicy & full of flavor!
    Category: Entree
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: rosemary wine pork chops
    Servings: 2
    Calories Per Serving: 340 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 boneless pork chops (1½" thick) (approx. 4 ounces each)
    For Rosemary Wine Marinade:
    • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
    • 1/4 cup red wine
    • 2 Tablespoons fresh rosemary , chopped
    • 1/2 Tablespoon Montreal seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    Instructions
    1. Make The Marinade: In a small bowl, combine olive oil, red wine, chopped rosemary, salt and Montreal seasoning. Mix well with a whisk or fork, until all ingredients are fully combined. NOTE: Measure out a few Tablespoons of marinade into a separate container and reserve for later. You will use this reserved marinade to brush on the pork chops while they are cooking!

    2. Trim as much fat off the pork chops as you can, and discard. Place pork chops in a zip loc bag (or covered container). Pour the marinade over the chops, to cover. Seal the bag, and then "smoosh" the bag around with your fingers to coat the chops on all sides with marinade. Once pork chops are fully coated, place bag (or container) in the refrigerator and let pork marinate for 2 hours (minimum).

    3. After chops have finished marinating, remove the chops from the marinade. Discard the marinade in the bag (do not use it after being exposed to the raw pork). Grab the reserved marinade you set aside earlier, and you're ready to grill!

    Using a Traeger or Other Smoker/Pellet Grill?
    1. Prepare grill as you normally would. Once briquettes are ready, or grill has pre-heated, place pork chops directly over heat on the grill grate. Grill, turning once (occasionally basting with marinade), until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160°F. This will take approximately 25-20 minutes. When they are done, remove the pork chops from the grill, and let them rest for 5 minutes to let the juices inside redistribute throughout the meat. Serve, and enjoy!

    Using a Standard BBQ Grill (propane or briquettes)?
    1. If using a Traeger grill (we were), follow the normal "start-up" process: Let Traeger smoke then ignite uncovered (about 5 minutes). When the fire has ignited, set the temperature gauge to 450° F., and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes (covered). Once preheated, cook the rosemary wine pork chops for 30 minutes, or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145-160° F. Baste pork chops occasionally with reserved marinade while they cook. When they are done, remove the pork chops from the grill, and let them rest for 5 minutes to let the juices inside redistribute throughout the meat. Serve, and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Rosemary Wine Pork Chops
    Amount Per Serving (1 chop)
    Calories 340 Calories from Fat 198
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 22g34%
    Saturated Fat 5g31%
    Cholesterol 89mg30%
    Sodium 356mg15%
    Potassium 518mg15%
    Carbohydrates 1g0%
    Protein 29g58%
    Vitamin A 85IU2%
    Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
    Calcium 26mg3%
    Iron 1.2mg7%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Rosemary Wine Pork Chops are marinated, boneless thick-cut chops that are grilled on a BBQ or a smoker. They're tender, juicy & full of flavor!

    Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops

    Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are bone-in pork chops, marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!
    Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!

    Are you looking for an EASY grilling recipe for bone-in pork chops? If so, then I hope you will continue reading! This recipe for Caribbean jerk pork chops is ridiculously simple to prepare, and the chops taste wonderful!

    The prep time for these pork chops is only a couple minutes, then the chops are refrigerated for half an hour. After that, throw ’em on the grill or smoker, and enjoy the finished grilled pork chops. Anyone can make these flavorful pork chops, and I’m happy to show you just how very easy it is!

    Marinate The Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops Before Cooking

    This is the marinade that we use to make these delicious pork chops. I am not sponsored by this company, but just want to show you what we used. We bought this sauce at our local grocery store, and it is also available on Amazon.

    Mix the marinade with pineapple juice in a small container. Place two large bone-in pork chops in a resealable bag or container and pour in the marinade and pineapple juice blend.

    This is the Caribbean-inspired marinade I used for the pork chops.

    Seal the bag or container and then “smoosh” the bag around to distribute the marinade sauce, to fully cover the chops with sauce.

    Once the pork chops are coated in sauce, place the container or bag in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, so they can absorb lots of flavor!

    The bone-in pork chops marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before cooking.

    When ready to grill the pork chops, remove them from the refrigerator. Discard the excess sauce that had the raw pork in it.

    Pour additional “fresh” Caribbean jerk sauce (without the pineapple juice) in a small container, so you can baste the chops with it, while they cook on the grill.

    Marinated Caribbean jerk pork chops (and extra sauce) are ready to put on the grill.

    We Had Quite The Grilling “Traegerpalooza”!

    The same evening we enjoyed these delicious Caribbean jerk pork chops, we also grilled other items alongside them on our Traeger grill.

    In the photo below you can see we also had grilled asparagus, brats and hot dogs, tri-tip steaks, and another batch of boneless pork chops, made with a different sauce. We also roasted a whole turkey breast on the Traeger (not pictured). As you can see, the Caribbean jerk pork chops were in great company!

    These are some of the foods we grilled along with the pork chops.

    Directions For Cooking Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops On A Traeger Grill

    If using a Traeger smoker grill to cook the pork chops, follow manufacturer instructions to get the fire ignited. Once ignited and smoking, set the temperature control to 450° F. Close the cover, and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes.

    Once the grill is preheated and at temperature, place the marinated pork chops directly on the grill grate. Cook the Caribbean jerk pork chops for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches between 145-160° F.

    Continue to baste with sauce while cooking. It is not necessary to turn the chops, because of the indirect heat feature (convection) present on a Traeger grill. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them “rest” for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving.

    Cooking The Pork Chops On A Traditional BBQ?

    If you will be cooking the Caribbean pork chops on a traditional BBQ, place the chops directly on the grill grate. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking, turning as necessary during the cooking time.

    The cooking time might vary slightly due to cooking them over a direct flame, so be sure to check the internal temperature of the pork chops. They are safely “done” when they reach an internal temperature of 145-160° F.

    Remove the pork chops once done, and let them rest for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving.

    We grilled the pork chops on our Traeger grill, along with other items.

    Here are the finished Traeger grilled Caribbean jerk pork chops! They are full of flavor, and are enhanced by the wood pellet smoker feature of the grill! We used mesquite wood pellets in our Traeger.

    NOTE: If cooking these on a traditional “over the flame” BBQ, the chops will be a lot browner and crispy on the outside.

    The Caribbean jerk pork chops have come off the grill, and are ready to eat!

    I really hope you will give this very simple recipe for Caribbean jerk pork chops a try! We really enjoyed them, and trust you will, too! Have a wonderful day!

    Looking For More PORK CHOP Recipes?

    You can find all of my recipes (over 700!) in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. A few of the pork chop recipes you might want to check out include:

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    Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
    Prep Time
    3 mins
    Cook Time
    30 mins
    Marinating
    30 mins
    Total Time
    1 hr 3 mins
     
    Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!
    Category: Main Course
    Cuisine: Caribbean
    Keyword: Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
    Servings: 2
    Calories Per Serving: 362 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 2 large pork chops (bone-in)
    • 1/2 cup KC Masterpiece Caribbean Jerk Marinade
    • 2 Tablespoons pineapple juice
    • Additional marinade for basting meat while grilling , as needed
    Instructions
    1. Mix the marinade with pineapple juice in a small container. Place two large bone-in pork chops in a resealable bag or container and pour in the marinade and the pineapple juice blend.
    2. Seal the bag or container and then "smoosh" the bag around to distribute marinade sauce, to fully cover chops with sauce. Once the chops are coated in sauce, place container or bag in refrigerator for 30 minutes, so they can absorb lots of flavor!

    If Cooking On A Traeger Or Smoker Grill:
    1. If using a Traeger or smoker grill to cook the pork chops, follow manufacturer instructions to get the fire ignited. Once ignited and smoking, set the temperature control to 450° F. Close the cover, and let the grill preheat for 10-15 minutes. Once the grill is preheated and at temperature, place the marinated pork chops directly on the grill grate. Cook the Caribbean jerk pork chops for about 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145-160° F. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking. It is not necessary to turn the chops. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them "rest" for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving. Enjoy!

    If Cooking On Traditional BBQ Grill
    1. Once fire (or briquettes are ready) place the chops directly on the grill grate. Continue to baste with sauce while cooking, turning as necessary during the cooking time. The cooking time might vary slightly, due to cooking them over a direct flame, so be sure to check the internal temperature of the pork chops. They are safely "done" when they reach an internal temperature of 145-160° F. Remove the pork chops once done, and let them rest for a few minutes to let the juices redistribute inside the meat, before serving. Enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops
    Amount Per Serving (1 chop)
    Calories 362 Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 15g23%
    Saturated Fat 5g31%
    Cholesterol 116mg39%
    Sodium 93mg4%
    Potassium 600mg17%
    Carbohydrates 1g0%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 35g70%
    Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
    Calcium 32mg3%
    Iron 1.1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops are marinated in a 2 ingredient sauce, then grilled on a traditional BBQ or a smoker grill! Such a SIMPLE, delicious dish!