Grilled Pork Chops with White BBQ Sauce. These thick-cut pork chops are grilled to perfection and smothered with tangy white bbq sauce. Delicious for the end of summer grilling!
Summer is starting to come to a close, but that doesn't mean we have to stop grilling! Grilled Pork Chops with White BBQ Sauce is one of our family favorites during grill season. If you haven't ever tried White BBQ Sauce, you are missing out! It's a little bit sweet, but mostly tangy and unlike most traditional barbecue sauces. It pairs really well with the flavor of the grilled pork chops and takes only 5 minutes to make.
How to Grill Pork Chops
Pork chops are easy to grill, so don't let them intimidate you! One thing I always recommend, especially when grilling, is to use a decent kitchen thermometer. Checking the temperature of your cooked meat with a kitchen thermometer will give you a good double-check to ensure your meat is cooked properly so no one gets sick. The National Pork Board recommends cooking pork to at least 145 degrees and then leaving it to rest for 3 minutes before serving. This is what I do when I grill these pork chops, and they come out perfect every time. My second recommendation for successful grilling is to always make sure your grill is preheated. Just like the stovetop or oven, you always want to make sure your grill is preheated to ensure even cooking and of course, pretty grill marks!
Grilled Pork Chops with White BBQ Sauce
Simply brushing the chops with oil, and seasoning them with salt and pepper, is all the prep you need to get these ready for the grill. In my experience, thick-cut pork chops will take between 5-8 minutes to cook on each side, depending on the thickness. Check the temperature of the meat in the thickest part of the chop and if it reads at least 145 degrees, go ahead and take them off the grill. Always let your meat rest after grilling. This allows the juices to reabsorb into the meat, making it nice and juicy.
White BBQ Sauce
White BBQ Sauce AKA Alabama White BBQ Sauce is a mayonnaise-based barbecue sauce that originated in northern Alabama. It's primarily used on chicken or pork and has a distinctive tangy flavor. Though this barbecue sauce is a far cry from "traditional" tomato-based barbecue sauce, it packs a flavorful punch that pairs with these thick and juicy grilled pork chops. To put it together, simply combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk it thoroughly to combine. I like to let the sauce sit for a bit to make sure all the flavors meld together. Mix the sauce up before you start your pork chops, then once they are done, your sauce should be also.Print
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