Recipes for Grilled Pork Chops, Tenderloin, Shoulder Roast, and Barbecue Pork Steak
Our tips for grilling pork will have you cooking great tasting pork chops, tenderloins, shoulder roast, and ribs on your bbq in no time.
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Grilling Pork Instructions
1. Pork is leaner than other meats. Less fat means less flavor on the grill. So marinades, spices, sauces, and brines are
an important part of great tasting grilled pork (check out our recipes).
Grilling Tip: Because it is lean it's also easy to overcook on the barbecue.
One trick to keeping your pork
moist and tender is to lightly boil it for 5 minutes just prior to grilling.
Also, use tongs instead of a fork for handling. This will also preserve the juices and keep your meat tender.
3. Preheat grill for medium-high heat (400 degrees F). No grill thermometer? It's ready when you can hold the palm of your hand two inches above the grate for only 3 - 4 seconds before pulling away.
Grilling Tip: Wipe the grill grate with olive oil, using a rag or paper towel, to keep the pork from sticking. Cooking spray works well for this.
4. Grill pork directly over heat, uncovered for 1 minute. Rotate and grill 1 minute more. This will sear it and create nice grill marks for presentation.
5. Move to indirect heat and continue grilling until done, flipping once. Grilling times vary depending on cut of pork, see below.
6. Pork is done grilling on the barbecue when it is cooked through (internal temperature of 150 degrees F). If you
don't have a meat thermometer, cut into the thickest part. The center should be white with just a hint of pink.
Remove it from
the grill and let it rest 5 minutes. This allows the juices to evenly distribute and the pork to finish cooking without overdrying (final internal temperature should be 160 degrees F).
How to Cook Pork on the BBQ
Grill Temperature: Medium-High (400 degrees F)
Grilling Time: 3 - 4 minutes per side (single chops), 6 - 12 minutes per side (double chops)
Pork Tenderloin, Shoulder Roasts and Steaks
Grill Temperature: Medium-high (400 degrees F)
Grilling Time: 20 - 30 minutes (flip every 5 minutes)
Grilling Tip: The secret to perfectly grilled BBQ pork ribs is to bake them FIRST.
1. Preheat oven to 300 degree F (150 degrees C).
Split ribs into half racks and wrap each half in aluminum foil and bake for 2 1/2 hours.
2. Remove ribs from the oven and allow to rest 10 minutes before grilling.
3. Grilling Temperature: High (500 degrees F)
4. Grilling Time: Barbeque pork ribs for 3 to 4 minutes per side