- 4 – 1 inch thick pork chops
- 2 tablespoons of chili powder
- 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika
- 1 tablespoon of ground cumin
- 1 ½ teaspoons of ground garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of ground dried chipotle chili pepper
- 2 teaspoons of dried oregano leaves
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
Pork chops are part of many easy go to meals but if they aren’t cooked properly they can over cook quickly and become dry and hard to chew so follow recipes carefully and keep a meat thermometer nearby to make sure they are at the right temperature before removing from heat. A fast grill on the barbeque is a great method of cooking many meats or vegetables. This is very true for pork chops. You can dress them in many different ways. You can slather them in barbeque sauces, marinades and spices. Today we are going to use a blend of spices to rub onto each chop.
First we will start by getting a medium sized bowl and adding in the dry spices. In the bowl add 2 tablespoons of chili powder, 1 tablespoon of sweet paprika, a tablespoon of ground cumin, 1 ½ teaspoons of ground garlic powder and 1 teaspoon of onion powder. Next add in 1 teaspoon of ground dried chipotle chili pepper, 2 teaspoons of dried oregano and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt which is better for you than regular salt because it has a lower sodium level. Mix this gently but thoroughly to make sure it’s blended well and a little bit of everything is getting onto those pork chops.
Make sure your pork chops are rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel so our specially mixed dry spice blend adheres well to the meat. With a nice even coating of this mixture massaged into the meat we are going to end up with a delicious barbequed flavor. Take one pork chop at a time and hold it in the bowl with one hand then start sprinkling the spices over the chop while rubbing them in. Make sure it’s coated well all over before setting on a plate to start on the next one. Once you’ve got each pork chop covered well in the blend they are ready to be grilled to perfection.
When barbequing you have the option of indirect heat and direct heat. In this recipe we are going to use both. We start off with the direct heat to make that beautiful grill mark on them. Place the pork chops on the grill in the direction of 12”o”clock until you are able to move them easily without them sticking to the grill. You can then turn them to the opposite direction or flip them over to mark the other side. Stay close because this shouldn’t take long. Once they are marked move them over to the indirect heat and cover them to keep the juices in there. This should only take about 4-5 minutes then we can measure their temperature which needs to be at least 150 degrees. Once this is done you’ve got yourself some delicious grilled pork chops in a flavorful spice blend.