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!
- 4 1-inch thick pork chops I used center cut pork loin chops
FOR THE MARINADE
- 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
FOR THE CAROLINA BBQ SAUCE
- 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.
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