Pork Chops are great on the grill. Here are some easy tips for choosing which chops to prepare. I’ve also included how long each chop should take to cook.
Thick chops versus thin chops?
Thick chops are often juicier, but take longer to cook than thin chops. So you can choose a chop based on how much time you have available to cook.
Bone-in chops are a traditional grilling favorite that can be one of the most delicious pieces of meat you’ve ever eaten when properly cooked. However, a boneless chop can be easier to cut and enjoy. I think bone-in versus boneless is a personal preference.
Here is a list of my personal grilling tips to let flavor take over your grill this summer:
-Set pork out of the refrigerator for 20 minutes before grilling
-Get your grill hot prior to cooking
-Use a meat thermometer
-Cook pork to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit and let rest for three minutes before cutting
-Only flip each chop once
Here are recommended grill times:
Boneless New York (Top Loin) Pork Chop – ¾” thick grill for 10-12 minutes.
Boneless New York (Top Loin) Pork Chop – 1 ½” thick grill for 12-22 minutes.
Boneless Ribeye (Rib) Pork Chop – ¾” thick grill 8-12 minutes.
Boneless Sirloin Pork Chop – ¾” thick grill 8-12 minutes.
Bone-in Porterhouse (Loin) Pork Chop – ¾” 8-12 minutes.
Bone-in Porterhouse (Loin) Pork Chop – 1 ½” 8-12 minutes.
For more detailed cook times and temperatures click here
Focus of food safety:
-Don’t reuse marinade
-Use a different cutting board and utensils for raw meat and vegetables
-Wash your hands before and after touching raw meat