Easy grilled pork chops with honey mustard glaze. Fire up the BBQ because this recipe packs flavor by using a savory dry rub combination of spices that your friends and family will love!
Grilled pork chops is the other white meat when you get bored of repetitive chicken dinners and want to change things up. That’s why I like to switch it up and grill pork chops, a tender yet hearty cut that infuses flavors quite effortlessly and cooks within minutes!
A savory dry rub is used to season the meat just before cooking to add a quick hint of flavor. Then a simple honey mustard glaze is applied generously at the end of cooking to lock in the juices and make the pork even tastier.
Grilled pork chops with honey mustard glaze will undoubtedly be your new favorite outdoor recipe. So easy you can throw it into your weekly dinner rotation!
Pork chops are cut from the pork loin and can vary from 1/2 inch to 2-inch thickness. The size will determine how much time is needed to cook. Boneless pork chops are one of the most straightforward cuts of pork to prepare and are an excellent protein alternative because it’s low in fat, affordable and leaves you feeling full and satisfied.
You can also get bone-in pork chops, which has more flavor. Before cooking, I like to combine a quick spice blend of salt, freshly ground pepper, garlic, onion, cinnamon and cayenne powder. Evenly rub into the meat then just grill with a drizzle of olive oil. These spices enhance the flavor of thick cuts of pork.
Grilling adds a nice smoky flavor to the surface of the meat. Honey and mustard are two classic ingredient pairings that also work well with any cut of pork. The combination of earthy spices and sweet & tangy glaze make this meal irresistible!
I’m a big fan of topping different types of protein with a fruit-based sauce for extra flavor and texture. I have a lovely apple fennel chutney that you’ll want to serve with this grilled pork chop recipe.
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How do I know when pork is done cooking?
Typically pork is served medium or well-done, I recommend medium, so the meat still stays juicy and tender, yet safe to eat. Use this food temperature cooking guide to know when to stop cooking pork, which should be checked with an instant-read digital thermometer. Always rest your meat for 10-15 minutes before serving to reach the proper doneness.
- 2 pounds pork chops , boneless loin (4 portions)
- olive oil , as needed for grilling
- 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
- 4 teaspoons honey
- salt , as needed
- black pepper , as needed
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon , ground
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne powder
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
Combine mustard and honey in a small bowl, set aside.
Combine all pork seasonings in a small bowl, set aside.
Generously season each side of the pork loin chops with salt and pepper.
Evenly sprinkle a ¼ teaspoon of pork seasoning on each side of the pork chops.
Lightly drizzle olive oil on both sides of the pork chops.
Set aside at room temperature while you heat the grill.
Heat grill to medium heat. Add a small amount of vegetable oil on a folded piece of paper towel, and then carefully grease the grill with the oil.
Once the grill is nice and hot, add the seasoned pork chops. Cook each side until an internal temperature of 135-140°F is reached, about 7-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the pork.
When the pork is done cooking, use a pastry brush to glaze each pork chop generously with the honey mustard mixture. Save the extra glaze for serving on the side of the pork loin.
Remove the pork from the grill and transfer to a clean plate. Serve warm with honey mustard glaze.
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