Many people who grew up eating pork chops think that this cut of meat is destined to be dry, tough, and chewy. Many people over cook pork, worried about food poisoning. While the meat might be fully cooked, if it is dry and unappealing, what is the point? What’s better is to learn to cook pork correctly so that it can be completely cooked as well as tender and delicious.
Move beyond burgers and hot dogs with this recipe for Honey Garlic Grilled Pork Chops. The pork chops will turn out tender and juicy, and the glaze adds a sweet and salty sauce to the final product that the whole family will love. With just five ingredients, this recipe is easy to put together in just a few moments.
Preheat the grill over medium heat for about ten minutes. Clean the grill grate very well with a wire grill brush and wipe the grate with a paper towel dipped in oil.
In a small dish, stir together the soy sauce, ketchup, garlic, honey, and minced garlic.
Put the chops on the grill and sear them on each side, turning them one time with tongs.
Using a heat resistant grilling brush, use the glaze to brush the top side of the pork chop with the glaze. Then flip the chop and brush the other side.
Cook the chops, brushing with the glaze occasionally until they are fully cooked. This should take about 7 or 8 minutes per side. You can use a meat thermometer to test the center of the pork chops. It should read 145 degrees to fully cook the pork.
Remove the pork chops from the grill and let them rest for about 8 to 10 minutes before you serve them. This allows the juices of the meat to redistribute throughout the fibers of the meat and leads to a more flavorful experience as you enjoy your pork chops.
Did you know that pork chops can be just as tasty as other kinds of meat like steak or lamb chops? If you cook it properly, you can have the right flavor and texture and enjoy pork without choking on dry, tasteless meat. One gadget that will help you enjoy pork more often in your kitchen is an instant read meat thermometer. These handy kitchen helpers can help you feel good about cooking meat of all kinds. There will be no more guesswork about whether or not your chicken or pork pieces are fully cooked. Just push the probe into the center of the meat and you will know for certain that your meat is safe to consume. You can buy a fancy instant read meat thermometer with plenty of bells and whistles, but a basic model will still do what you want it to do for less than twenty dollars.Grilling pork chops is one way to enjoy this delicious cut of pork without heating up the kitchen or dirtying up a skillet or broiling pan. If you know nothing about grilling, it is actually fairly simple. You can buy a propane grill or a charcoal grill. Although charcoal grilling is a bit more complicated than propane, they both work on the same general principle--that of cooking meat over an open flame. One important part of grilling is preheating the grate for at least 10 minutes before you cook. This serves a couple of purposes. First, preheating the grill will allow you to easily scrape off any food residues before you add your meat to the grate. You won’t have to worry about any off-flavors in your food if you scrape the grate off before you cook. Another reason to preheat your grilling surface is to get a good sear on your meat when you initially put it on the heat. Allowing the meat to sear will keep it from sticking to the grill when the time comes to turn it. One crucial step that many people skip when cooking meat on the grill is allowing the meat to rest after cooking. The meat comes off the grill and smells so delicious that most people want to dig right in. However, allowing the meat to rest can give you an even better dining experience. When meat cooks, the juices migrate to the center of the meat. When you let the meat rest after cooking, the juices will redistribute throughout the muscle fibers and become reabsorbed by the tissues. If you cut into the meat before it is allowed to rest, most of the flavorful juices will spill out onto the plate instead of helping the meat stay tender and tasty.When you learn to grill, you may end up cooking outdoors almost all summer. You can grill a wide variety of foods on the grill. You can even learn to make a grilled pizza which has a delicious crispy crust and adds a smoky flavor to the pizza.