The secret to grilling boneless pork chops is an easy 2 step process. Follow these simple guidelines and never have dry pork chops again!
First, marinate, marinate, marinate. Shoot for 6-8 hours. Thirty minutes before grilling time won’t do it.
Second, cooking time for boneless pork chops is super short. 8-10 minutes maximum! This all depends on your particular grill, how hot it heats, how far the grates are from heat source etc. etc. I have a very hot grill, even on medium heat. I generally cook boneless pork chops about 4-5 minutes on one side and then 3-4 on the other side. It seems impossible to believe that you can cook meat in such a short time, but for boneless pork chops that’s the way to go so you don’t get dried out pieces of leather.
Marinated and Grilled Pork Chops
- 1 twelve ounce can root beer
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos (this makes it soy free…use soy sauce if not concerned about soy)
- 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 3/4 tsp. ground mustard
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 4-6 boneless pork chops
- Combine everything but pork chops in a glass pan with lid.
- Add pork chops and marinate in fridge for 6-8 hours, turning pork over once or twice during this time.
- Grill over medium heat for 8-10 minutes, or until done.
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