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Grilled Garlic & Herb Bone-In Pork Chops

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cook Time

15 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Hickory

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

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

Units of Measurement:

main

  • 1 Cup salt

  • 1 Cup brown sugar

  • 2 Gallon cold water

  • 2 oranges, quartered

  • 2 lemons, quartered

  • 4 Sprig rosemary

  • 6 Sprig thyme

  • 5 bone-in pork chops

  • 2 Stick unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 Clove garlic, minced

  • 4 Sprig fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps

  • 1

    To make the brine, dissolve salt and sugar in 2 gallons of cold water in a non-reactive container (such as a clean bucket, large stockpot, or a clean, heavy-duty, plastic garbage bag). Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Cup salt

    • 1 Cup brown sugar

    • 2 Gallon cold water

    • 2 oranges, quartered

    • 2 lemons, quartered

    • 4 Sprig rosemary

    • 6 Sprig thyme

  • 2

    Place chops in the brine and transfer to the fridge. Brine for 24 hours.

    Ingredients

    • 5 bone-in pork chops

  • 3

    Remove the chops from the brine and rinse under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. Discard the brine.
  • 4

    When ready to cook, set Traeger temperature to 500℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 5

    While the grill is preheating, mix together the ingredients for the butter in a small bowl until combined. Rub both sides of the pork chops with the butter.

    Ingredients

    • 2 Stick unsalted butter, softened

    • 1 Clove garlic, minced

    • 4 Sprig fresh thyme leaves

    • 1 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 6

    When grill is hot, place the chops on the outer rim of the grill to get the most direct heat. Cook the chops for 8 to 10 minutes flipping halfway through.

    Grill500 ˚F

  • 7

    Remove the chops from the grill when the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

    Grill500 ˚F

    Probe145 ˚F

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