How to Cook Simple Grilled Rib Pork Chops

by Huang Kitchen

Cooking pork chops on a barbecue grill is an art. It does require skills and patience to produce the perfect pork chop. At its best pork cooked on charcoal is tender, juicy and deliciously smoky.


  • 2 Bone-in Rib Pork Chops ( 10 ounce each )
  • ½ Cups Hoisin sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 Tablespoon Red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Teaspoons Sesame oil
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Tabasco sauce (hot sauce)
  • ½ Teaspoons Ground white pepper
  • ½ Teaspoons Ground black pepper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I am grilling the pork chops using a simple charcoal grill. Hence the grill marks may not be as prominent as it should be. However these pork chops are just as juicy, tender and deliciously smoky.

    Step 2

    To grill the pork chop, first trim off excess meat and fat away from the ends of the chop bones. Rinse and pat dry.

    Step 3

    Place the pork chops in a ziploc freezer bag.

    Step 4

    Prepare the ingredients to marinade the pork chops.

    Step 5

    Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to mix thoroughly.

    Step 6

    Pour about 60% of the marinade into the freezer bag over the pork chops. Reserve the balance of the marinade to glaze the chops later while grilling.

    Step 7

    Make sure the pork chops are thoroughly coated with the marinade. Squeeze out excess air and seal the freezer bag. Refrigerate for up to 8 hours.

    Step 8

    Take the pork chops out from the refrigerator, drain and place on plate 1 hour before grilling. Discard the marinade. These pork chops are finally ready for the grill!

    Step 9

    Next prepare the charcoal grill for HIGH HEAT grilling. Place the charcoal briquettes in the centre of the grill.

    Step 10

    Light the charcoal briquettes.

    Step 11

    Use a grilling tong to even out the heat.

    Step 12

    Place the grilling grate in its place. Let the grilling grate heat up for about 5 minutes.

    Step 13

    Lightly oiled the grilling grate.

    Step 14

    Grill the marinated pork chops uncovered directly above the hot coal over HIGH HEAT to sear the outside to get some nice browned grill marks, about 3 minutes each side or until it's seared.

    Step 15

    Turn the pork chops to sear the other side for another 3 minutes or until it's seared. Do not let the pork chop to sear unattended.

    Step 16

    Then move the hot coal away for the centre of the grill, to the 2 ends of the grill.

    Step 17

    Put the grilling grate back in its place. Place the seared pork chops to continue grilling over INDIRECT HEAT in the centre of the grill.

    Step 18

    Brush the remaining ( 40% ) marinade on each side of the pork chops.

    Step 19

    Cover and continue to grill for about 20 minutes.

    Step 20

    Turn the pork chops once. Brush the marinade one more time on the pork chops.

    Step 21

    Cover and grill for another 15 minutes or until the pork chops are no longer pink in the centre.

    Step 22

    Finally the pork chops are done!

    Step 23

    Take the pork chops off the hot grill and serve after 5 minutes.

    Step 24

    Garnish and serve the simple grilled pork chops with mashed potatoes as a side dish and a dipping sauce. Otherwise this can be served with any grilled side dish that suits your style. SO ENJOY!