Mesquite Grilled Pork Chops | Nik Snacks ~ Nik Snacks

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I love pork. Pork chops, pork steaks, BBQ pulled pork, pit-cooked pork, oven-roasted pork, bacon...

I’m into it.

Yesterday I binge-watched a few hours of Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoons from back in the day on Boomerang. While Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote are the stars, it's Porky Pig who's my favorite. With his stutter and prancing around with only a shirt on and no pants, his little round face brought me much comfort and joy.

What a fitting way to celebrate a good time!

Mesquite Grilled Pork Chops
YIELD: 1 chop per person. 

For chops less than 1" thick: 

1. Make a dry rub. In a bowl or resealable bag, mix together equal parts salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, brown sugar. 

2. Pat the pork chops dry and place in the bowl or resealable plastic bag with the rub. Cover. Let rest on the counter for 1 hour. 

3. Heat grill to medium/medium-high heat. Remove the pork chops from the bag and lightly brush or drizzle with oil. 

4. Place on the grill and cook until the pork chop releases from the grill, about 4-6 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side for another 3 minutes. 

More than 1" thick? Increase cooking time per side. Be sure that the internal temp reaches 145°F for safety. To make sure the juices don't run out when you poke the chop with your thermometer, cut a small slit in the side before cooking and stick the thermometer tip in it when checking the temperature.