Today, I’m laying out a dry rub for pork chops. I prefer bone-in chops as they remain so much juicier while cooking, but boneless pork chops are also a joy to eat.
We usually grill 2 rather large chops at a time, so just scale up all of the ingredients proportionally if you are cooking for a bigger crowd.
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Pork Chop Dry Rub
- 2 bone-in pork chops
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon fresh pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon GF soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground espresso (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients together until it becomes a gritty paste. Rub all over the meaty part of your pork chops. Let stand room temp for 15-20 minutes before grilling/cooking.
- GRILL INSTRUCTIONS: Heat up grill to 500 degrees, cook pork chops 5-7 minutes per side.
- OVEN INSTRUCTIONS: Heat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil and a thin layer of olive oil only where they pork chops will be placed. Place pork chops on baking sheet, bake in oven 18-20 minutes, flipping chops halfway through.
I made these in the oven last night and they were the best pork chops I have ever eaten. Thank you
Doubled this recipe since we had 8-9 small boneless chops and it was way too salty. Will try again with single batch and half the salt.
I have made these chops three times now. They are so delicious. My oven temp display so I am cooking them on my Traeger tomorrow, and really excited for dinner tomorrow. I actually got this dish in the eat happy cookbook that I dearly love.
I bought a couple of pork steaks for the first time the other day. I realized I had no idea how to season them! So I looked up dry rub recipes and came across yours…omg!! So stinkin’ delicious!!! My husband and I both loved it! Thanks girl!
That makes me so happy to hear! Glad you stopped by!
Hey, I notice that the book has this recipe … but with the addition of olive oil … what are the plusses and minuses of the oil??
I think it helps the rub stick better, BUT you don’t have to use it.