8 Best Grilled Pork Recipes

Pork is a wonderful meat to cook on the grill. It's tender and lean and adapts to the flavors of almost any cuisine. Pork tenderloin is our favorite cut to grill, just because it's so tender and has less fat; plus, the flavor is excellent, especially when it's been marinated. But you can grill pork loin roasts, ribs, and pork chops too. Always use a meat thermometer to judge doneness. Pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, which is medium. And after you take the pork off the grill, cover it and let it rest for a few minutes before serving for the juiciest results. These are some of our favorite grilled pork recipes.

  • 01 of 08

    Juicy Grilled Pork Chops

    grilled pork chop with garlic sauté potatoes
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    These quick and easy chops are marinated in a simple mixture of soy sauce, mustard, and brown sugar. The marinade makes the pork very juicy and tender, so it grills to perfection. Sweet, savory, and ready in less than 20 minutes. This grilled pork chop recipe is sure to be one you make over and over again. Serve with a pasta salad or a potato salad and some baked beans for a perfect summer evening meal. 

  • 02 of 08

    Southwest Pork Tenderloin

    Pork Tenderloin
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    A dry rub coats this pork tenderloin to add flavor before it's cooked on the grill. The cumin and chili powder in the rub's seasonings gives it a bit of a spicy kick. You can cook this recipe on a dual-contact indoor grill or an outdoor grill. Just know that the timing is different. Juicy, flavorful, and tender, serve slices of this pork tenderloin with some grilled vegetables and potatoes. Leftovers are a great addition to tacos or stews. 

  • 03 of 08

    Ranch Pork Chops

    Ranch pork chops recipe

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    Marinate pork chops in ranch salad dressing, then grill for one of the best flavored and easiest meals on the planet. This two-ingredient recipe is so simple you just marinate the pork chops in the dressing for 30 minutes and cook on the grill for 12 minutes. Good for a quick weeknight meal, enjoy these chops with a tossed green salad or some steamed green beans. 

  • 04 of 08

    Grilled Pork Baby Back Ribs

    Chicago style BBQ baby back ribs recipe

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    This Chicago-style recipe for ribs uses a homemade barbecue sauce and a dry rub. The sauce includes molasses, brown sugar, mustard, hot sauce, soy sauce, orange juice, among other ingredients to provide a flavorful, tangy zing. If you like it hotter, you can add some chopped jalapenos or additional hot sauce to the barbecue sauce. The ribs are coated with a tasty dry rub and allowed to sit for 30 minutes before putting on the grill. These ribs are cooked on indirect heat. Serve with the sauce on the side and some grilled corn on the cob.

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  • 05 of 08

    Pork Kabobs

    Pork Pinchos on a Skewer

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    This recipe for pork kabobs comes from the Caribbean, where kabobs (or kebabs) are known as "pinchos." Spicy, garlicky, and tangy, these delicious bites are made from pork shoulder or pork butt that's cut up into 1-inch cubes. Marinate for 20 minutes, and place on skewers, these kabobs take approximately 8 minutes on the grill. Serve with some Caribbean rice and black beans.

  • 06 of 08

    Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

    Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

    The Spruce Eats / Maxwell Cozzi

    Pork tenderloin brushed with a homemade barbecue sauce, then wrapped in bacon and grilled. Is your mouth watering yet? So flavorful, juicy, and tender, this tenderloin is actually easy to make. While this recipe is for two tenderloins, it can easily be scaled up to make more. Perfect for a dinner with friends or family, serve with your favorite sides.  

  • 07 of 08

    Marinated Grilled Pork Chops

    Marinated grilled pork chops recipe

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    Bone-in center-cut pork loin chops are marinated in Worcestershire, soy sauce, and a few other ingredients. Plan accordingly, as these chops should be marinated for about six hours to get the utmost flavor. You can use the marinade for other pork cuts, too. Potato salad, coleslaw, or rice go well with this dish.

  • 08 of 08

    Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops

    Hawaiian Pork Chops

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    Grilled pineapple and pork chops are so refreshingly delicious together, this is sure to become a favorite in the house. Marinated in soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, and onion brings a depth of flavor that is both sweet, yet salty. Plan accordingly and let these chops marinate for the full two hours before grilling. Enjoy them with a twice-baked potato, or macaroni and cheese, along with some foil-wrapped grilled veggies.