The perfect grilled pork chop is 140-145 degrees (yes – I promise) and has a wonderful blush of pink. If you’ve ever heard someone say they don’t like pork – it’s probably because they overcooked it. “Pork is dry” – no – not if you don’t overcook it!
I came across a recipe for America’s Favorite Pork Chop and decided not to mess with it. It could not BE more simple! Italian dressing + Worcestershire sauce – mix – marinate – grill. What?????
Then I preheated the grill and got it super hot – all burners on. Then I turned off the left burner, turned the middle burner down to barely a flame and kept the right burner on.
They take 8-12 minutes for a 3/4″ chop – I babied them a bit back and forth between the direct and indirect because I wanted some grill marks. I’d close the lid for a couple of minutes – then check them again. The thing is – you should NOT just put them on and walk away for 15 minutes – NO NO NO! Hang out with them – bond with your chops!
When they’re at 140 – set them free! Get them off that heat and you’re good! You want a blush of pink when you cut them open – so just trust me on this! They’re safe to eat – if you want more info – check my Pork Myths Busted post!
And then dinner is served! I also sliced some sweet potatoes lengthwise and popped them on the grill – a little olive oil and sea salt is all they need before you grill.
These pork chops were delicious and so simple! I’ll take any recipe with 2 ingredients!!! I hope you enjoy them as well!
Easy & Perfect Grilled Pork Chops
- * 4 bone-in pork chops (at least 3/4″ thick)
- * 3/4 cup Italian dressing
- * 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- Mix together the dressing & Worcestershire – pour over the chops and marinate for at least 30 minutes but ideally overnight. Grill for 8-12 minutes over indirect heat until temp registers at 140-145 degrees.