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How to Cook Pork Chops on the Grill

Have you ever grilled a pork chop and have dry out by overcooking it on the grill? How to cook delicious pork chops on the grill can be foolproof if you follow these tips.

How to Cook Pork Chops on the Grill: Tips on Buying the Right Cut

Before you do anything else you have to make sure you buy the right cut of meat. The best thickness for pork chops is between 1″ and 1-1/2 “. If the chop is less than one inch and you run the risk of overcooking, burning or drying out the meat. If your pork chops are more than 1-1/2 inches you run the risk of ending up with slightly raw meat. Whether you grill your pork chops without the bone or with the bone in is a matter of personal choice, but it appears that the majority of grilling experts prefer the bone in.

How to Cook Pork Chops on the Grill: Tips on Preparing Your Pork Chops for Grilling

A recurring problem when cooking pork chops on the grill is the meat losing moisture and drying out from cooking. One way to combat this problem is a process called “brining”. Mix up some brine, also known as salt water, with one cup salt for each gallon of water. Soak the pork chops in the solution overnight before cooking.

This will ensure that the pork chops will come out moist and soft every time. Pork chops are so tasty on their own that good old pepper and salt will more than suffice for many people. Of course you can experiment with various marinades and rubs.

How to Cook Pork Chops on the Grill: Tips on Cooking Your Pork Chops on the Grill

First thing is to get that grill as hot as it will go. Then place the chops on the grill and sear them with the lid down. This usually takes one minute per side. Visually it means the meat browns and fat will crisp up. Finish them off 4 minutes per side on a low to medium heat with the lid down.

Your pork chops should be cooked and ready to eat except for one more important step than many people over look when grilling chops. You must allow them to rest for a while, at least ten minutes. By allowing your pork chops to rest, it allows them to begin cooling off. When the chop begin to cool the moisture gets drawn back into the center of the meat making the chops thick and juicy, just the way you want them.  Hope you’ve learned how to cook delicious pork chops on the grill!

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