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Perfect Grilled Pork Chops with Sweet BBQ Rub

These Perfect Grilled Pork Chops with Sweet BBQ Pork Rub need to be on the menu for your next outdoor cookout or barbecue!  Succulent, juicy, bone-in pork loin chops are incredible with this homemade barbecue rub made with a little brown sugar and other spices.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time19 mins
Additional Time5 mins
Total Time29 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 378kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • 4 bone-in thick center cut or rib chop pork chops
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Sweet BBQ Pork Rub

  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano


  • Combine all of the rub ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Preheat the grill on medium high heat for 10 minutes until it is around 400°F. Turn off the burners on one side of the grill so that you have a zone of direct heat and a zone of indirect heat.
  • Rub the pork chops all over with the olive oil, then sprinkle generously with the sweet bbq rub, massaging it into the meat.
  • Place the pork chops on the grill over direct heat and sear for 2-3 minutes, then flip and sear the other side for 2-3 minutes.
  • Move the pork chops to the indirect heat side of the grill and cook for another 5-6 minutes per side until the internal temperature of the pork chops reaches 145°F when measured with an instant read meat thermometer.
  • Remove the pork chops from the grill and let them rest for 3 to 5 minutes before serving.


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 1263mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg