Monday, December 17, 2012

Dry Rubbed, Grilled Pork Chops

If you're in a time crunch this time of year, this recipe can really cut down on preparation work and still delight whoever is dining with you. The best part about these dry-rubbed pork chops is the simplicity and the fact that you can throw it together ahead of time during a busy day. 

You want to get thick, bone-in pork chops that will be able to withstand cooking on the grill. Mix the following ingredients together and then rub them onto each of the chops, covering all of the exposed meat thoroughly; 4 tsps Himalayan salt, 4 tsps chili powder, 2 scoops ground dry coffee, a touch of ground peppercorns, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp of coriander (cilantro can be used as a substitute), 1/2 tsp garlic powder (I used some jarred minced garlic in place and it worked well), 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp onion powder and 1 tbsp brown sugar. Place the rubbed chops into the fridge and store for up to two hours before grilling.


You want to grill the chops for about nine minutes per side over a medium heat on the outdoor grill. Times may vary depending on thickness, so be sure to check that the meat is white and juices run clear. You could make this in the broiler, but beware, it will lose something in translation.

Served with broccoli and some oven roasted sweet potatoes.

- Melissa

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