Grilled BBQ pork chops offer a lean, smoky, savory protein source that makes a lighter lunch or dinner than lamb chops but is quicker to cook and easier to manage than a pork loin. Grill these boneless pork chops just enough so they reach an internal temperature of 145ºF; it's easy to overcook these lean chops and once they turn rubbery, no amount of sweet-smoky-umami barbecue sauce can rescue them. While lightly smoky, chargrilled pork chops possess a summery savory flavor all their own, baste them with a Whole30 and Primal/paleo BBQ sauce with island-inspired ingredients and it's like an instant taste-bud trip to the tropics. Our Hawaiian-Style BBQ Sauce features organic pineapple juice concentrate, organic coconut aminos, organic garlic, and natural smoke flavor for a taste of Polynesian fusion.
Grilled BBQ Pork Chops with Hawaiian-Style Sauce
Time: 35 minutes
- 3 boneless pork chops, about 3/4-inch thick
- 1/2 tablespoon Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil
- 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup Primal Kitchen Hawaiian-Style BBQ Sauce
- Rub the pork chops in the avocado oil.
- Mix the chipotle powder, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl. Sprinkle seasoning mixture on both sides of each pork chop. Rub the seasoning into the pork chops so they're fully coated. Let sit for 15 minutes.
- Preheat one side of your grill to medium heat. Place the pork chops on the heated side and grill for 2 minutes.
- Turn the pork chops 90 degrees and cook for an additional 2 minutes to get grill marks. Flip the pork chops over and repeat the process.
- Move the pork chops to the unlit side of the grill and close the cover. Grill the pork chops until the internal temperature reaches 145ºF. If you have a meat thermometer, insert it into one of the chops before you close the lid so you don't have to lift the lid again as the meat cooks.
- Note: If you're using thicker cut pork chops, the cook time will be a little longer.
- When the pork gets close to reaching the goal temperature, remove the lid and brush the top of each chop with Primal Kitchen Hawaiian-Style BBQ Sauce.
- When the pork comes off of the grill, brush both sides of each chop with the remaining BBQ sauce.
Nutrition info (per serving; 1 pork chop):
Carbs: 5 grams
Fat: 14 grams
Protein: 33 grams
Nutrition information calculated using Cronometer.
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