Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Pork Chops

Delicious dinner ready in 20 minutes! Enjoy this grilled pork chops made with just three ingredients.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

20

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

4
pork loin or rib chops or boneless loin chops, 3/4 to 1 inch thick
3/4
teaspoon seasoned salt or regular salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  1. Prepare the coals or a gas grill for direct heat. Heat to medium heat, which will take about 40 minutes for charcoal or about 10 minutes for a gas grill.
  2. Place pork chops on grill rack over medium heat. Cover the grill; cook 9 to 12 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking, until pork is no longer pink in center and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper.
Makes 4 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Broiled Pork Chops:
You may need to move the oven rack so it is 5 to 6 inches below the heating unit. Set the oven control to broil. (For easy cleanup, line the bottom of the broiler pan with foil before placing pork on rack.) Place pork on broiler pan rack. Broil 9 to 12 minutes, turning once halfway through the broiling, until thermometer reaches 160° F or until pork is no longer pink and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper.
Panfried Pork Chops:
Use a heavy nonstick 12-inch skillet, or lightly coat a regular skillet with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Heat the skillet over medium heat 5 minutes. Add the pork chops. Cook uncovered 8 to 12 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking, until pork is brown on both sides, no longer pink in center and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. If the pork chops have extra fat on them, fat may accumulate in the skillet; remove this fat with a spoon as it accumulates. Sprinkle pork with seasoned salt and pepper.
Contact-Grill Pork Chops:
Use only boneless pork loin chops that are 3/4 inch thick. Heat closed medium-size contact grill for 5 minutes. Brush 1 teaspoon vegetable or olive oil on pork; sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper. Place pork on grill. Close grill. Cook 5 to 7 minutes or until pork is no longer pink in center and an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F.
Cook's Tip
Pork chops are a lean cut of meat and don't have much fat throughout the muscles. They can become tough and dry if overcooked so be sure to check for doneness using an instant-read thermometer.
Checking Pork Chop Doneness
Cut a small slit in the pork chop. The meat should no longer be pink.
Know Your Pork Chops
Fresh, lean pork should be pink with a white to grayish tint of coloring and have a fine-grained texture. Check that it is trimmed of excess fat around the edges. A little fat running through the meat, called marbling, is desirable because it adds flavor and tenderness. Look for chops that are the same thickness so they will finish cooking at the same time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Sering)
  • Calories 170
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 300mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 0g),
  • Protein 24g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 0;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.