8 Best Grilled Pork Recipes

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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 my 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 my 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. Yum!

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    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. You can cook this recipe on a dual-contact indoor grill, or on an outdoor grill. Just the timing is different!

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    Grilled Parmesan Pork Loin

    Parmesan pork


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    A pork loin roast is a fabulous meat to grill. You do need to use indirect heat. This is set up by turning off one burner on a gas grill or building a fire on two sides, with an empty space in the middle, for a charcoal grill. Put a drip pan in between the coals to catch juices as the meat cooks and prevent flare-ups.

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    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!

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    Lemon Thyme Pork Tenderloin

    Juicy pork steak with a sprig of fresh thyme, lemon and grilled vegetables close-up. Top view
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    This light and fresh recipe is flavored with lemon juice, lemon zest, and dried thyme leaves. Piercing the tenderloin with a fork before it's marinaded lets the flavor penetrate the meat. You could also use this marinade with pork chops or a pork roast.

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    Grilled Pork Baby Back Ribs

    Homemade Smoked Barbecue St. Louis Style Pork Ribs
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    This classic recipe for ribs uses a homemade barbecue sauce I developed more than 20 years ago. Mustard adds the kick that the sauce needs. This is a mild sauce, so if you like it hot, add some chopped jalapenos or some more Tabasco sauce.

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    BBQ Pork Kabobs

    Mustard and Honey Pork Kebabs / Sarah Crowder / Katie Workman / themom100.com
    Mustard and Honey Pork Kebabs. Sarah Crowder

    Just five ingredients make this recipe super fad easy. I love all the veggies grilled with the pork. If you want, you can certainly add more! I, of course, was limited to just three.

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    Peach Salsa for Pork Chops

    Peach Salsa
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    And finally, this spicy and sweet peach salsa for pork chops rounds off the list. This salsa is so good I love to serve it with anything, from grilled fish to chicken to plain with tortilla chips for dipping!