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Fall is such a fun time of the year! The weather is getting cooler, but it’s still warm enough to fire up the grill. What’s better than a grilled pork chop and a cold beer at a tailgate with your best friends?

I mean, who doesn’t love pork chops? They’re one of the easiest and fastest meats to cook.

We tracked down some of the best recipes for grilled pork chops and put them together right here, so you can focus less on cooking and more on tailgating. Enjoy!

The Best Grilled Pork Chops Recipes

Honey Mustard Pork Chops

  • 4 pork chops (between 6 and 8 ounces each)
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup Dijon or spicy mustard (or a mix of both!)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper

Mix all ingredients – besides the pork chops – in a large bowl.

Pour half of the mixture into a large sealable bag and add the meat. Let the pork chops marinate for at least an hour. The pork chops will be even better if you marinate them longer.

After marinating, slap those chops on a medium-high grill and cook for about five to seven minutes on each side or until golden brown.

The other half of your marinade? That’s for dippin’!

Lemon Herb Grilled Boneless Pork Chops

  • 4 pork chops (between 6 and 8 ounces each)
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about ½ cup)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper

Get your marinade bag ready! Mix up all the ingredients – except the pork chops – and add the pork chops to the bag.

Let the mixture sit for at least two hours. Even better, let them marinate overnight if you can wait that long.

Grill the pork chops on medium-high heat for about five to seven minutes.

Pro tip: Save some of the marinade (before adding the raw meat) to pour over the grilled boneless pork chops. Yum!

Southwest Smothered Pork Chops

  • 6 pork chops (about 6 to 8 ounces each)
  • Splash of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
  • ¼ cup your favorite salsa
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup cooked bacon bits
  • 1 or 2 chopped raw jalapeños

Rub your pork chops with the olive oil until they’re completely saturated.

Sprinkle the dry ingredients on top (garlic, onion, salt, and pepper) and pop them onto the grill over medium-high heat.

Cook the pork chops between four and six minutes per side.

Mix the remaining ingredients (cream cheese, salsa, cheddar, bacon, and jalapeños) in a bowl.

Spoon the cream cheese mixture on top of your finished product.

FYI, this is my favorite grilled pork chop recipe.

Easy BBQ Pork Chops

  • 6 pork chops (about 6 to 8 ounces each)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce (I would avoid using a sweet variety due to the sugar in the dry rub.)

Add all the dry ingredients to a large bag or plastic container. Toss in the pork chops and shake the bag until everything is well mixed.

Let the marinating pork chop bag sit in the fridge for a few hours while the spices work their way into the meat.

Heat your grill up to about medium-high and throw the meat on. Let them cook for about four to six minutes per side.

After each side gets a nice char going, brush on some of the BBQ sauce and save the rest to top them afterwards. (Make sure to avoid cross-contaminating your sauce.)

This is one of the easiest grilled pork chop recipes and it’s an all-time classic to boot!

Chowboy Coffee Chops

  • 4 pork chops (about 6 to 8 ounces each)
  • 3 teaspoons finely ground coffee (the darker the better)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon each garlic and onion
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Mix all your dry ingredients in a large sealable bag and add your pork chops.

Shake the bag and roll it around to make sure the meat is fully saturated with the spices. Let it all sit in the fridge for at least thirty minutes.

Throw the chops onto a medium-high heat grill and cook for about 5 minutes per side.

This grilled pork chops recipe is perfect when you want to try something new for your tailgate. Your friends will be impressed and wonder about that secret ingredient!

Spice Up Your Tailgate with Pork Chops

Chicken is easy to cook, but it gets boring eating it tailgate after tailgate. Everyone loves steak, but it can be expensive to cook for large groups and it requires a lot of attention.

Change it up with these pork chops recipes! They’re easy to cook and super fast.

What’s your favorite pork chops recipe? Is it here? If not, share it in the comments section.

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