That’s what we had for dinner one evening years ago, after grilling pork chops on the Weber for the first time ~ they went straight from the packaging to the grill to the garbage.
Then I learned about rubs and brines to tenderize pork before grilling. Pork is the one of the most versatile meats that can hold its own with bold seasonings.
Purchase chops of about 1” thickness, no thin or frail chops. Then rub them with the Cajun spices and let set in the refrigerator for at least an hour, before grilling them to perfection.
The flavors of this Cajun rub are spicy, with a touch of sweetness for moist and delicious chops.
We were amazed how tender and delicious the chops turned out ~ we ate Succulent and Smoky Chops for dinner last night!
Cajun Rubbed Grilled Pork Chops
4 (1” thick) center-cut loin pork chops, with excess fat trimmed
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Combine the rub ingredients in a small bowl, 1-8 hours before grilling.
Coat the chops with the rub and place in a Ziploc bag.
Refrigerate 1 to 8 hours.
Transfer chops onto the grill over medium heat.
Cook for 18-20 minutes to 150 degrees internal temperature, turning once or twice.