BBQ Rub Pork Chops

We went down to the beach the other night to watch the sunset. My favorite part of the night here is that at sunset they play “Taps” up on the bluff. Everyone stops and goes silent. It is the most amazing thing to see and hear. There are people that come here on vacation and they get it. You will see soldiers saluting and standing at attention and kids watching the sunset as the last notes echo through the area. It makes me tear up every time.

On nights where we are at the beach or bluff for sunset at 9:30 we like to have simple dinners ready to cook when we get home. This is one of those meals. We had the rub made and the vegetable side on skewers to put on the grill when we got home. Yes, we eat late, about 10:00 pm, but we also don’t go to bed until usually after 1:00 am.

Verdict: This was actually a pork chop everyone liked! In our house that is a HUGE deal. My house is a house divided on pork. It has to be flavorful and perfectly cooked or half of my house won’t eat it. I have found a meat thermometer is the perfect grill/cooking accessory. It will let you know when the meat is cooked through and not dried out.

Barbecue Rub Pork Chops

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 1/2 – 2 lbs thick cut (about 1″) boneless pork chops
  • 1/4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/ teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Combine all of the rub ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Preheat the grill on medium high heat for 10 minutes until it is around 400 degrees.
  3. Rub the pork chops all over with the olive oil, then sprinkle generously with the barbecue rub, massaging it into the meat.
  4. Place the pork chops on the grill over direct heat and sear for 2-3 minutes, then flip and sear the other side for 2-3 minutes. You want to see the char lines.
  5. Move the pork chops to the indirect heat side of the grill and cook for another 5-6 minutes per side until the internal temperature of the pork chops reaches 145 degrees when measured with a meat thermometer.
  6. Remove the pork chops from the grill and let them rest for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. I’m holding my husband back with all my strength….. 😜

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    1. koolaidmoms says:


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  2. That sunset image with the waves is beautiful, and the close of the day at that beach sounds wonderful. I would tear up too I’m sure since I do when hearing or singing the National Anthem.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      The National Anthem gets me teary eyed too especially in large crowds.

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  3. Erika says:

    Sunsets are so magical in general. What you said here must be the most heart touching experience of a sunset. Thank you for sharing, Marci!

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