Recipes for Grilling Pork Chop

by Betty Foreman

Basil and Garlic Rub Pork Chops

Basil-Garlic Rub:

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup fresh basil, packed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice , fresh
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Chop Garlic and fresh basil to small pieces. Add lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper and mix well to produce thin wet rub. Spread both sides of pork chops with the rub. Let stand 15 to 30 min.
  2. Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill. Brush the grate clean and oil the grate. Grill chops, over direct heat, 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.

Tropical Grilled Pork Chops


  • 1/2 teaspoon cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 pineapple rings, chopped
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pod cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon water, or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 mango – peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup coy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 6 pork chops


  1. Mash together the garlic, chili powder, cayenne, and cardamom seeds with a martar and pestle. Mix in enough water to form a paste.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in spice paste, and cook until it begins to bubble, about 30 seconds. Stir in vinegar; cook without boiling for 2 minutes. Stir in sugar until it dissolves. Mix in mango, salt, cilantro, lemon juice, and jalapeno; simmer 20 minutes. Stir in applesauce and pineapple; simmer 10 minutes more. Season with white pepper. Place in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. To prepare marinade, mix 2/3 cup of the salsa with soy sauce and 1/3 cup vinegar. Place pork chops in a large resealable plastic bag, and pour marinade over chops. Seal tightly, and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Drain marinade from bag, and heat in a saucepan until boiling.
  5. Lightly oil grill grate. Place pork chops on the hot grill. Cook 10 minutes, or to desired doneness, turning once and basting occasionally with the boiled marinade.

Warm remaining salsa over medium-low heat. Serve pork chops topped with the salsa.

Light and Easy Grilled Pork Chop


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 pork loin chops


  1. In deep bowl mix all marinade ingredients.
  2. Marinate at least 2 hours.
  3. Remove from marinade and cook over medium-high heat on greased grill until done.

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