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I’M IN LOVE WITH ALL THINGS GRILLED AND THIS CHORIZO SPICE RUBBED GRILLED PORK CHOP RECIPE IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES

Pork chops cook so quickly, with just a little prep, grilling your dinner can get a meal on the table in no time. Some hot coals and marinated meats are a great way to start, a few vegetables ( potatoes, corn and zucchini are my favorites) tossed on the grill complete the meal.

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I have been a huge fan of chorizo ( the dried spicy Spanish sausage) since I first tried it some years ago. The spices in chorizo are so savory and delicious-paprika, oregano, cumin, fresh garlic, salt- I’ve long wanted to rub them all over everything (well, ALMOST everything) so I started with this pork chop recipe. Smash the garlic cloves and mix them and the dried spices into a little mayonnaise to form a paste and rub this onto both sides of each pork chop. If you can do this the day before that would be great, the salt in the spice mix acts as a brine that will keep the pork chops moist during cooking.

Be sure to use an instant read thermometer, cooking pork chops to 145 degrees is another secret to cooking succulent, juicy pork chops.

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This post is sponsored by the National Pork Board…but you already know how much I like pork. All opinions are my own.

Chorizo Spice Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops #GrillPorkSweeps
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Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried cumin
  • 4 center cut pork chops
Instructions
  1. Smash the cloves of garlic
  2. Mix the garlic, paprika, chili powder, cayenne pepper, kosher salt, dried oregano and dried cumin into the mayonnaise.
  3. Rub this mixture all over each pork chop
  4. You can let this sit at room temperature for 30 minutes and then grill or
  5. Place the pork chops into a zip top bag and store in the refrigerator 3 hours to as long as overnight
  6. Remove the pork chops from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes
  7. Grill the pork chops over hot coals for 4-6 minutes per side, until an instant read thermometer reads 145 degrees.
  8. Let the pork chops rest, tented with foil for 3-5 minutes before serving

19 Comments

19 Comments on Chorizo Spice Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops

  1. bristol plasterer
    September 8, 2015 at 10:25 am (3 years ago)

    This sounds lovely and really tasty. Thank you for sharing this.

    Simon

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  2. Ann Bacciaglia
    August 5, 2015 at 5:03 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks like an amazing recipe. I love to grill pork chops. My family will love this.

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  3. Raijean
    August 5, 2015 at 3:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow, I never thought to usa a chorizo spice on a porkchop, I bet it tastes amazing. I’ll definitely have to try this.

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  4. Crystal
    August 5, 2015 at 6:51 am (3 years ago)

    Yum! I don’t use enough chorizo in my cooking,and I’m definitely going to fix that. When the kids were little it was too spicy, but they can handle the flavor now.

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  5. Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert
    August 5, 2015 at 6:36 am (3 years ago)

    Yum! I love the addition of chorizo to the pork! Pork on pork flavors, I don’t think you could beat this unless you wrapped it in bacon! 😉

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  6. Felicia
    August 5, 2015 at 2:54 am (3 years ago)

    These look absolutely delicious. We love pork chops, but it’s hard to find good recipes.

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  7. Ora Lee Gurr
    August 5, 2015 at 1:54 am (3 years ago)

    I haven’t tried pork chops on the grill yet. The rub sounds great and grilling instead of frying sounds even better. Thanks for the great idea.

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  8. Val
    August 5, 2015 at 12:43 am (3 years ago)

    These sound and look delicious. I like this version of a pork chop recipe!

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  9. Pam
    August 4, 2015 at 11:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Those look really tasty. What a nice twist on our normal pork chop recipe. I will have to try this soon.

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  10. Liz Mays
    August 4, 2015 at 11:20 pm (3 years ago)

    This sounds like the most delicious pork recipe! This would be really fun to try when I have guests.

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  11. Aimee Fauci
    August 4, 2015 at 5:33 pm (3 years ago)

    This looks spot on! I can see the flavor in your pictures. I entered the contest and have my fingers crossed.

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  12. Betsy Segars
    August 4, 2015 at 4:53 pm (3 years ago)

    DROOL. These look fantastic. I don’t know why but I never think to make pork chops. I’ll have to give these a try.

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  13. Melissa Pezza
    August 4, 2015 at 3:59 pm (3 years ago)

    We’re kosher, so no pork for us. This rub sounds like it would be great on chicken or beef, as well, though!

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    • Demetra Overton
      August 4, 2015 at 4:12 pm (3 years ago)

      This rub is fantastic on chicken. I haven’t tried it on beef yet, if you do please let me know. Thanks!

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  14. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    August 4, 2015 at 3:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Yum! We’re all about the pig in this house, so I can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

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  15. Catherine S
    August 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm (3 years ago)

    These sound yummy. Grilled pork chops would be great for dinner tonight. Thanks for the recipe.

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  16. Angie | Big Bear's Wife
    August 4, 2015 at 2:35 pm (3 years ago)

    We’ve totally gotten back into eating pork chops and boy did I miss them! I love all of those spices in the chorizo and I bet this meal is amazing!

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  17. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    August 4, 2015 at 9:50 am (3 years ago)

    Those sound like some tasty pork chops! I will have to try this recipe.

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