Are you bored of the same old boring meals day in and day out? How about spicing things up with mouth-watering low-carb grilled bone-in pork chops that will make taste buds sing and your tummy happy?
This recipe is the ultimate dinner winner! The-in pork chops are juicy and flavorful, making each bite an explosion of deliciousness. And the best part? They're low-carb, so you can indulge in this guilt-free meal without compromising your health goals.
This dish is easy to make, but it'll also make you look like a gourmet chef in front of your family and friends. Imagine serving up these succulent pork chops at your next cookout or dinner party and receiving endless compliments and praise. You'll be the talk of the town!
So, what are you waiting for? Try this recipe and elevate your dinner game to the next level.
Servings 4 Persons
Preparation Time 1 Hr 5 Minutes
Grilling Time 8 Minutes
Total Time 1 Hr 13 Minutes
Calories 256 cal
Protein 38 g
Carbs 3 g
Fat 10 g
- 1 cup water
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 4 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- 4 (6 ounces) bone-in, center-cut pork chops (about 1-inch thick)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Mix water, honey, vinegar, crushed red pepper, and 4 tsp salt in a bowl until dissolved.
- Put pork chops and mixture in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat grill to 450-500°F.
- Remove chops from the bag, pat dry, and drizzle with oil.
- Sprinkle with black pepper and remaining 1/2 tsp salt.
- Grill covered until temperature reaches 140 degrees F, about 4 minutes per side.
- Remove from grill, let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
How Long to Grill Pork Chops?
For perfectly grilled pork chops, consider the thickness and whether it's bone-in or boneless. This recipe calls for 4 bone-in pork chops, each 1-inch thick. On a high-heat grill, 4 minutes per side should do the trick. Thicker cuts require more time. Boneless pork chops cook faster since bones slow down the process.
To ensure your pork is cooked thoroughly, use an instant-read thermometer to measure the internal temperature. Insert it into the center of the chop, avoiding the bone if there is one, and remove it from the heat at 140 degrees F.
Let the pork rest for 5 minutes before slicing to redistribute the juices. The temperature will then rise to the recommended safe internal temperature of 145 degrees F.
The Secret to Perfectly Grilled Pork Chops
For tender and flavorful pork chops, consider a brine. This recipe's brine solution includes water, honey, vinegar, crushed red pepper, and salt. The salt and vinegar work to tenderize the meat while allowing the flavors to penetrate beyond the surface, resulting in juicy chops with balanced flavor throughout.
We recommend soaking the chops in the brine for 1 hour, as any longer could lead to a stringy texture due to the continued breakdown of the meat's structure. With a wet brine, your pork chops will be the perfect centerpiece for your next meal.