Chef Time!

Chef Time!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Another Grilling Recipe For The Holiday

It took me a few iterations to get the combination right, but I ended up with a rub that really was awesome.  The coffee really isn’t overpowering at all.   It adds a great subtle flavor that really goes well with the chili powder and brown sugar.  Still with me?  Curious?  You should be, let’s walk you through this and broaden your dry rub horizons!
grilled pork chops and coffee rub

Grilled Pork Chops with Coffee Rub
3 tsp. finely ground coffee
2 and ¼ tsp. Kosher salt
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. dark brown sugar
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. onion powder
4 bone-in Pork Chops
Mix all of the rub ingredients together well in a small bowl.
Generously rub the dry rub into the pork chops and then allow the chops to sit on the counter for about 20 minutes while you get the grill ready.
Light the grill and heat to about medium high heat.
Place the pork chops on the grill.  For thinner cuts, 1 inch or less, grill them over direct heat with the lid open.  They should cook rather quickly, about 5 – 8 minutes per side (depending on the temperature of the grill obviously).  For thicker cuts, grill with a little lower heat and close the lid.  The same times should apply, but you may need to go longer.  You can check the doneness using a pair of tongs.  The firmer the meat is, the more it has cooked through.
Remove the pork chops from the grill and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before cutting into them.

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