Fourth of July Eats: Grilled Pork Chops

Fourth of July Eats: Grilled Pork Chops

Going all out for 4th of July requires planning ahead, but doesn’t necessarily mean more work for your house’s resident grillmaster. These slow-cooked grilled pork chops pack a smoky punch. This dry rub plus a few hours on the grill will render a pile of smokehouse chops that fall off the bone. So rub em’, chill em’, fire up the grill, crack a cold one, and kick back on the patio as this new July 4th staple sears. 


Prep Time: 25 mins + 3 hrs chill time

Cook Time: 8-10 mins

Recipe yields 12 chops




12 (6-ounce) bone-in pork chops

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup light brown sugar

4 tbsp. smoked paprika

2 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Canola oil, for grill grates

Peach Relish (optional)


The Prep:

Pat pork dry with paper towels. Season with salt and black pepper. 

Combine brown sugar, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Coat chops evenly on all sides with rub. Cover and chill for 3 hours. 


The Cook:

Fire up the grill to medium-high. Once hot, clean and lightly oil grates. 

Grill pork, turning occasionally, until charred and internal temperature registers 145°F (about 8 to 10 minutes) Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve with Peach Relish to add a bit of sweet to your smoke. Enjoy!