Grilled Pork Chops

Who doesn't love a delicious pork chop? This is one of my favorite easy meals for a weeknight in the summer. I love to get my meat from Scanga Meat Company in Salida, CO (only a few hours from the Arapahoe Cafe) so I go there, get some tasty pork chops and head home to do some cooking. Here's the recipe:


  • Pork Chops
  • 12 Center cut boneless chops
  • Mocha Java Rub
  • Olive Oil & Salsa

Cooking Instructions:

Rub chops liberally with rub on both sides and drizzle with oil. Work rub in well. Cover with plastic wrap for up to 3 hours prior to grilling. You want to grill chops and other grilled meats at room temperature.

Preheat your grill (gas or charcoal). I prefer charcoal just because. Cook chops over direct heat to develop grill marks at 3-4 minutes and then turn the chops for another 3 minutes. Remove to cool spot on the upper shelf to hold. I use whole boneless pork loin chops & trim the outer silver skin off. Store bought chops work fine as well. I cook the chops to medium/medium well as to not have dried out pork chops. The old school thinking of cooking pork chops to well done is long gone. Pork is raised differently now and overcooking is not required.  

Serve chops with optional sides with the Pineapple Salsa on top! Enjoy with one of Julie “Da Boss’s”  margaritas and good company.


Doug Pierce

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