How To Grill Pork Chops On A Charcoal Grill

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Today were showing off some more skills on the kettle grill. We start with some lump charcoal to help with higher temp grilling, add to that some thick pork chops and you have the recipe for happiness.

How To Grill Pork Chops On A Charcoal Grill

Let Chef Jason, Ace's Grilling Expert, walk you through this easy and delicious recipe.

Print Recipe for Grilled Pork Chops
Yield: Serve 2 People
Prep time: <5 Minutes
Cook time: 12-14 Minutes (depending on final desired doneness)
Cook Temp: 450˚ F Grill Temperature


Measure   Ingredient                                                                     Prep Notes      
2 ea              Pork Chops, Thick Cut                                             8 oz wt, per chop
1 tbsp           Oil, Canola/Olive Blend                                                     
2 tbsp           Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                                                                                  
2 tbsp           Rub-A-Dub Seasoning, 5280 Culinary                                         


Preparation Directions:

Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills, blenders and any cooking tools
Clean Weber kettle and chimney before first use – wipe down with damp towel
Open the bottom vents and top vents to 100% open
Load chimney with your choice of lump charcoal – load fuller for longer grilling times
Remove top grill grate and place a piece of foil or foil pan on the grate
Add a Firestarter or tumbleweed, ignite the starter and place the chimney over the starter
Allow the charcoal to ignite about 90% with some unlit coals at the very top
Using heat proof gloves, lift the chimney, remove the foil pan and carefully grab the handles of the chimney
Pour the hot charcoal into the center of the kettle and leave in a pile
Place the dome on the kettle and adjust so temp reaches 450˚ F
While grill is heating up – prep pork chops as follows
Drizzle with oil, just enough to coat pork chops
Season to taste with Oink and Rub-A-Dub
Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to “soak”
Open the grill and carefully add the pork chops over the hottest part, watch for any signs of flare ups
Using a long pair of tongs, flip the pork chops after 5-6 minutes of cooking
Close the dome after the chops have been flipped
Continue to cook with the lid closed and check temp.  desired temp is 145˚ F or above
Once cooked to your desired doneness, remove from the grill, close all vents and put the lid on
Bring pork chops into the kitchen
Serve with BBQ dipping sauce and devour

BBQ Gear

Weber Kettle
Weber Chimney, RapidFire, Large                                        Ace SKU – 8211369
Fogo Lump Charcoal                                                             Ace SKU – 8028042
Oink Rub, 5280 Culinary                                                       Ace SKU – 8562043
Rub-A-Dub Seasoning, 5280 Culinary                                   Ace SKU – 8562050
Published on 6/6/2022.
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