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Grilled Pork Chops – The right way!

grilled pork chops recipe

Okay, so you may have tried grilled pork chops in the past, but have you ever tasted Stella’s Grilled Pork Chops? If not, let me share an easy yet delicious recipe for grilled pork chops that uses Stella’s Gypsy seasoning. Gypsy is a savory blend of aromatic herbs, including rosemary.

If you prefer a bit of sweetness and heat with your pork chops, try our Sweet Fire seasoning with this recipe, it will be amazing! Sweet Fire brings the perfect balance of sweetness and heat, offering a subtle heat note that doesn’t overpower the dish.

Stella's Grilled Pork Chops
Stella's Grilled Pork Chops

Stella’s Grilled Pork Chops

Stella's Grilled Pork Chops? If not, let me share an easy yet delicious recipe for grilled pork chops that uses Stella's Gypsy seasoning. Gypsy is a savory blend of aromatic herbs, including rosemary.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Equipment

  • 1 gas or charcoal grill
  • 1 Kitchen Oven the oven will work but might need to use the broil option to crisp

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Pork chops or as many you'd like
  • 1 tspn extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Stella's Gypsy or Sweet Fire

Instructions
 

  • Always inspect meats before cooking. Make sure the pork chops look good, and pat them dry with a paper towel. You want to remove excess moisture from meats. Taking the time to pat dry the chops will help crisp the pork chops as less energy is used “drying” the chops when they make contact with the cooking surface.
  • Apply a light coat of olive oil to the pork chops. Try to cover them evenly, but do not shower them with oil. The goal here is to apply a thin coat of oil so that the seasoning “sticks” to the meat, losing less flavor during the cooking. Also, at high temperatures, the oil will help crisp the meat slightly for better texture.
  • Set your grill to direct heat and to about 275 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The goal here is to cook the pork chops slowly and evenly. If you cook pork chops at very high heat, they can end up tough burning the edges. Cooking them at lower temperatures allows for the fat to render, making a juicer, more tender pork chop.
  • Cook the pork chops until they reach an internal temperature of about 165 degrees, but do not cook them to more than 170 degrees. Pork is considered done by the USDA at 145 degrees, this is the minimum safe temperature, but who wants to eat tough pork chops?
  • You can cook them more you can cook them or you can cook them less, as long as you follow the minimums, but don’t go over 170, as you can end up with dry pork chops. I have found that between 150 and 165 degrees is a sweet spot but every cut of meat is different.
  • Also, it is important to remember that while the pork chops rest, which is the last step in this recipe, their internal temperature will rise. This is called carry-over cooking!
  • Once the pork chops hit the target internal temperature, remove them from the grill and LET THEM REST for at least 5 minutes.

Notes

You can use your kitchen’s oven and the cooking temperatures are the same. Simply use a cookie baking sheet/pan with a small grate. Once the pork chops reach the target internal temperature broil them for a few minutes per side.
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Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Pork Chops – as many as your heart desires. Get fresh pork chops; because you’re fancy! 😉
  • 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. – This should be enough for 4 pork chops. You are not bathing them in oil, just a little rub will do.
  • Stella’s Gypsy or Sweet Fire – season to taste. I recommend a nice layer of seasoning, but you do you! This is Stella’s Kitchen, everyone’s taste is welcome. You could use salt and pepper and also wear the same T-shirt every day! 🙄 Stella = flavor!

Instructions:

Always inspect meats before cooking. Make sure the pork chops look good, and pat them dry with a paper towel. You want to remove excess moisture from meats. Taking the time to pat dry the chops will help crisp the pork chops as less energy is used “drying” the chops when they make contact with the cooking surface.

Apply a light coat of olive oil to the pork chops. Try to cover them evenly, but do not shower them with oil. The goal here is to apply a thin coat of oil so that the seasoning “sticks” to the meat, losing less flavor during the cooking. Also, at high temperatures, the oil will help crisp the meat slightly for better texture.

Set your grill to direct heat and to about 275 to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. The goal here is to cook the pork chops slowly and evenly. If you cook pork chops at very high heat, they can end up tough burning the edges. Cooking them at lower temperatures allows for the fat to render, making a juicer, more tender pork chop.

Cook the pork chops until they reach an internal temperature of about 165 degrees, but do not cook them to more than 170 degrees. Pork is considered done by the USDA at 145 degrees, this is the minimum safe temperature, but who wants to eat tough pork chops?


You can cook them more you can cook them or you can cook them less, as long as you follow the minimums, but don’t go over 170, as you can end up with dry pork chops. I have found that between 150 and 165 degrees is a sweet spot but every cut of meat is different.

Also, it is important to remember that while the pork chops rest, which is the last step in this recipe, their internal temperature will rise. This is called carry-over cooking!

Once the pork chops hit the target internal temperature, remove them from the grill and LET THEM REST for at least 5 minutes.

You can serve this recipe with your favorite side dish. I love to serve our cilantro rice dish with these pork chops. You can find the recipe on our Cilantro Rice recipe page.

Stella's Cilantro Rice
Stella’s cilantro jasmine rice

A few tips

If you own a gas grill and miss the smoky taste of a charcoal grill, don’t worry! You can purchase a pellet smoking tube or a wood chip box from your local hardware store. These affordable devices allow you to safely burn wood chips or pellets in your gas grill, adding smoky flavor to your food.

If you are using a charcoal grill, always wait for the charcoal to be ready before cooking food in your grill. When charcoal is lighting, it produces “dirty smoke” which will impart a bitter taste to your food.

Enjoy

Enjoy this delicious recipe, try new things, test it, and make it your own. Just cook with love, for the ones you love, but Cook with Stella!

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