Ah, the pork chop. It’s one of food’s great unsung heros and this is particularly true when it comes to the grill. All too often, we get hung up on burgers, brats, and steaks without giving much love to the underrated pork chop.
That ends here!
In today’s blog, we’d like to share a recipe for grilled pork chops along with a few perfect sides. If you’re ready to give pork chops the attention they deserve, then keep reading to get one of Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange’s finest recipes yet!
Grilled Pork Chops That Are Sure to Please
Perhaps the reason that pork chops aren’t listed among the likes of burgers and brats and steaks is that it takes a little bit more practice to get a perfect result. The truth of the matter is that all it takes is a bit of experimentation and experience to have one of the most delectable pork chops you’ve ever had the great pleasure of consuming.
When paired with the right side dishes, it takes your dish from ordinary to extraordinary. And so, without further ado, let’s get started! Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Boneless pork chops
- Olive oil
- Apple cider vinegar
- Salt and pepper
Start by combining a few dashes of olive oil with a generous squirt of honey, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, and rosemary in a bowl.
Preheat Your Grill
This is the perfect time to step outside and fire up your grill to medium-high heat because it allows your marinade to come together perfectly. Next, season your chops with freshly ground salt and black pepper, then transfer your marinade and your pork chops to a ziploc bag and allow them to marinate while your grill heats up.
After about 20 minutes, take the chops out of the marinade bag and discard whatever is left. Add another round of salt and pepper at this point and then throw them on the grill. Depending on the thickness of your chops, it will only take a few minutes per side. Thicker chops could take 3-4 minutes and thinner ones will require slightly less cooking time.
Now is the perfect time to break out your meat thermometer and measure the temperature. According to pork.org, “The National Pork Board recommends cooking chops, roasts, loins, and tenderloin to an internal temperature of 145° F, followed by a three-minute rest.” Who exactly is on this National Pork Board? We surely don’t know, but we agree that 145 is the perfect temperature for pork chops, so keep an eye on the temperature and you’ll be just fine, friends.
How About Some Side Dishes?
Okay, so what goes well with a perfectly grilled pork chop? Some garlic mashed potatoes, of course! And wouldn’t you know it, Alton Brown has the perfect recipe. Is that a shocker to anyone? This one is tried and true with 4.5 stars based on nearly 300 reviews. It’s our go-to mashed potato recipe if that tells you anything.
It’s available from Food Network, and one review notes that it’s “incredibly tasty and really easy to make” while another says that “these were so delicious that I’m sure I’ll never make plain mashed potatoes again.” We’re right there with you.
Looking for something else to serve with your chops? Southern Living has a list of 21 different side dishes that pair well with pork chops, so find a few that suit your fancy and make note of the recipes.
Tying it All Together
At the end of the day, the sides you choose are up to you entirely, but we can pretty much guarantee that the end result will be incredible. Before you know it, you’ll have added another delicious meal to your weekly arsenal. Instead of wondering what you can make for your family, you’ll be adding pork chops to your shopping list on a regular basis.
This is a favorite of the team at Mighty Flame Propane Exchange and if you enjoyed it, be sure to keep your eyes on this space because we’ll continue to bring you more grilling tips, tricks, recipes, and ideas. And, of course, we can help if you need to find a propane tank exchange location near you! Until next time.