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23 Easy Grilled Pork Recipes

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Grilled pork is great for a tasty weeknight meal or the centerpiece of any Traegerhood get-together. Also referred to as "the other white meat," pork is an ideal blank canvas for whatever flavor you want to take center stage.

Whether you're cooking a quick school night dinner or preparing a wood-fried feast for guests, these grilled pork recipes are must-tries. From pork collar tacos to grilled pork chops, you'll find a pork recipe for your tastes.

23 Easy Grilled Pork Recipes

Grilled Kurobuta Pork Collar Tacos

Pork collar is a uniquely versatile cut of meat. This versatility is on full display in our Grilled Pork Collar Taco recipe. We start with a blistering sear on high, before dropping the temp to infuse smoky, hardwood flavor. Shred the meat, fill a taco shell, top with homemade onion relish and let the wood-fired fiesta begin.

Full Grilled Kurobuta Pork Collar Tacos Recipe


Grilled Thick-Cut Pork Chops

These thick-cut pork chops are surprisingly simple to make, but pack complex flavor into each and every bite. Your weeknight dinner just got an upgrade.

Full Grilled Thick-Cut Pork Chops Recipe


Honey-Glazed Roasted Pork Loin

Celebrate Oktoberfest by Traegering a meal inspired by Bavaria. Serve this succulent pork roast with potato cakes and roasted, cinnamon-dusted apple wedges. Just add apple cider, Hef, or a bock on the side.

Full Honey-Glazed Roasted Pork Loin Recipe


Roast Pork Loin with Mango Salsa

You can add mango salsa to just about anything to make it better. This fruity twist on a classic pork loin recipe will keep the whole family happy.

Full Roast Pork Loin with Mango Salsa Recipe


Braised Pork Carnitas

We’ve done the impossible. We made carnitas even better by braising them in beer inside a Traeger grill. Start with a well-marbled boneless pork shoulder and break it down to two inch chunks. Then toss the chunks into a Dutch oven and cover with beer and water and let it cook down for about 3 hours.

Full Braised Pork Carnitas Recipe


Seared BBQ Pork Chops

Pig out on this pork chop — it’s roasted, then seared, for a juicy, tender finish.

Full Seared BBQ Pork Chops Recipe


Grilled Chicago Hot Dog

Hold the ketchup and do your dogs Chicago-style. Foot long hot dogs are grilled and topped with tomato wedges, onions, pickle relish, peppers and mustard all in a poppy seed bun.

Full Grilled Chicago Hot Dog Recipe


Grilled Pork Skewers with Currant Brown Butter

Pig on a stick. You read that right -- we’re grilling up pork skewers and drenching them in a rich and smoky currant brown butter sauce.

Full Grilled Pork Skewers with Currant Brown Butter Recipe


BBQ Pulled Pork Hash

Make breakfast legendary with leftover veggies, pulled pork, farm eggs, and a shot of hot sauce.

Full BBQ Pulled Pork Hash Recipe


Grilled Blueberry Breakfast Sausage

Wake up on the right side of the bed with homemade smokin’ sausage. This grilled blueberry breakfast sausage will bring a sweet and savory addition to the most important meal of the day.

Full Grilled Blueberry Breakfast Sausage Recipe


Double-Cut Pork Chop with Sweet & Sour Peaches

Bigger is always better. Grilled thick-cut pork chops are seared and paired with grilled peaches and drizzled with a sweet and sour whiskey reduction for a tang that will blow your mind.

Full Double-Cut Pork Chop with Sweet & Sour Peaches Recipe

Reverse Sear Bone in Pork Chop

Brats in Beer

These dawgs are bathed in beer and bursting with amazing flavor. Make them for an Oktoberfest feast or your next summertime BBQ.

Full Brats in Beer Recipe


Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu)

Skip the takeout. We’ve teamed up with Traeger Pro Julie Madden and injected our signature wood-fired flavor into the classic Chinese BBQ pork dish of Char Siu.

Full Chinese BBQ Pork (Char Siu) Recipe


Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus

Talk about a side for sore eyes. Tender asparagus is wrapped in savory prosciutto, grilled over hickory and finished off with a balsamic glaze, taking your whole meal to the next level.

Full Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus Recipe


Bacon Pork Pinwheels

Make every day Pork Appreciation Day with these savory pork loin bacon roll-ups.

Full Bacon Pork Pinwheels Recipe


Tailgate Pulled Pork Burritos

Give your pulled pork a southwest finish and wrap it in a tortilla. Slow smoked pork butt, homemade salsa verde, and tater tots make for one hell of a meal.

Full Tailgate Pulled Pork Burritos Recipe


Bacon Breakfast Sausage

Satisfy a pork craving with bacon & sausage by partnering them up for a zesty breakfast.

Full Bacon Breakfast Sausage Recipe


Everything Pigs in a Blanket

The hogs on the offensive line will be protecting these pigs in a blanket, a favorite of Todd Fritz from The Dan Patrick Show. When you need a quick and easy appetizer, start the grill and roll these lil’ smokies into their dough uniforms

Full Everything Pigs in a Blanket Recipe


Roasted Glazed Pork Chop

This pork has some major chops. Brine this swine with the rich flavors of apple and orange juice, fresh thyme, brown sugar and black peppercorns. Give it some wood-fired TLC and glaze with a little Texas spice.

Full Roasted Glazed Pork Chop Recipe


Pickle Brined Pork Chops

Pickle brine is high in vinegar, which perfectly pickles the pork. Pepper it with black pepper for a shade of spice and let in the aromatic Traeger smoke get to work-- these pork chops are anything but ordinary.

Full Pickle Brined Pork Chops Recipe

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Crown Roast of Pork

We've crowned this the king of all pork roasts. This hog is seasoned with Traeger Pork & Poultry rub, slow-roasted and with a tangy spritz of apple juice, and glazed to blue-ribbon perfection with apricot BBQ sauce.

Full Crown Roast of Pork Recipe


Cider Brined Pork Chops with Apple-Pear Compote

These moist and flavorful pork chops start off in a sweet cider brine before getting grilled over high heat, then topped with a warm apple-pear compote.

Full Cider Brined Pork Chops with Apple-Pear Compote Recipe


Grilled Garlic & Herb Bone-In Pork Chops

Serve these tender citrus-brined grilled pork chops to secure your spot as the king of BBQ.

Full Grilled Garlic & Herb Bone-In Pork Chops Recipe

Grilled Thick-Cut Pork Chops

by Traeger Kitchen

Prep Time

5 Min

Cook Time

30 Min





These thick-cut pork chops are surprisingly simple to make, but pack complex flavor into each and every bite. Your weeknight dinner just got an upgrade.

1/4 CupOlive oil
1/4 Cupred wine
3 Tablespoonchopped fresh rosemary leaves
To TasteTraeger Blackened Saskatchewan Rub
To Tastekosher salt
2 Whole(1-1/2 inch thick) pork chops
  • 1

    In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, red wine, rosemary leaves, salt, and Traeger Blackened Saskatchewan Rub.

  • 2

    Slather the rub all over the pork chops, then transfer to the refrigerator to marinate for 2 hours.

  • 3

    If you have the Traeger ModiFIRE® Sear Grate, place it on the left side of the grill ridged side up. Preheat the Traeger with the lid closed to 450°F; this will take at least 15 minutes.

  • 4

    Insert a leave-in thermometer into into the center of the thickest pork chop avoiding the bone. Place the chops directly on the Sear Grate or on the regular grill grates. Close the lid and cook, flipping once about halfway through, until the internal temperature reaches 140°F, 25 to 30 minutes.

  • 5

    Remove the chops from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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