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Grilled Pork Chops with Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce on a platter, drizzled with sauce
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5 from 3 votes

Grilled Pork Chops Recipe with Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce

This marinated grilled pork chops recipe is topped with a tangy, mustard-based barbecue sauce that is hugely popular in South Carolina. A summertime must!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, bbq, pork chops, recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 263kcal


  • 4 1-inch thick pork chops I used center cut pork loin chops


  • ½ cup yellow mustard
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped cilantro


  • ¾ cup yellow mustard
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Dash of hot sauce


  • Prepare your South Carolina Barbecue Sauce first by whisking all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Pour into a jar and cover. Refrigerate at least one day to let the flavors mingle.
  • Next, whisk all of the marinade ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
  • Add pork chops to a wide flat dish and smother them with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  • Heat your grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates.
  • Add the pork chops to the grill and cover. Grill for 3-4 minutes.
  • Flip the pork chops and grill another 1-2 minutes. Get those nice grill marks! 
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low (or, if using charcoal, move the chops to less direct heat) and mop a bit of the barbecue sauce over the chops.
  • Continue to grill another couple minutes, adding more sauce if you’d like, until the internal temp of the chops are at least 145 degrees F. 
  • Remove the chops and let rest a few minutes before serving. Top with warmed Carolina Mustard BBQ Sauce and serve.


Serves 4.
Makes about 1.5 cups of sauce. Store any unused sauce in the fridge in a sealed container.
Pork chops should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F for medium-rare, or 160 degrees F for well done.


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 1281mg | Potassium: 247mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1.7mg