Pork Chops Never Tasted So Good!
So, you want to know if you can “cook pork chops on a George Foreman Grill?” Cooking pork chops is very easy and they will taste great. Once you learn how to do it, you may never cook pork chops any other way again.
You have probably heard that the George Foreman Grill can do almost anything, right? But, there is a right way and a wrong way to cook pork chops on a George Foreman Grill.
I found there is a “best” way to do pork chops on a George Foreman Grill. Allow me to tell you and show you how.
Pork chops are a versatile, delicious, and an easy protein to prepare in a variety of ways. Pork is generally a mild tasting meat by itself. It can benefit from adequate seasoning and will take on many flavors successfully.
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The George Foreman Grill is very versatile and can grill many types of foods. This is true for pork chops.
When grilling pork chops on the George Foreman use center-cut boneless chops that are approximately ½” to ¾” thick. This will give you optimum results.
When you take the chops out of the refrigerator allow them to warm up to room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking. This allows them to cook evenly and the center will not be undercooked.
However, you can cook pork chops with bones on the George Foreman Grill. Check out this information below.
How Much Time Does It Take
The total time to cook pork chops will vary depending upon how an individual likes their chops. After allowing 5 minutes for the grill to warm-up to the cooking temperature, you need to allow 5 minutes to cook the chops. The times mentioned below are for chops with a thickness between 1/2″ and 3/4″ thick.
At this point, place a meat thermometer in the center of the meat to see if it has a temperature of 145 degrees. This is ideal for medium. If not, grill an additional minute and check the temperature again. Keep doing this until the temperature is reached. For well-done chops, the internal temperature should be 160 degrees.
The total time with preheating and cooking will be between 10 to 15 minutes. 5 minutes of preheating time and 5 to 10 minutes of cooking time. Depending upon the thickness of the meat.
After the chops are finished cooking, remove them from the grill and allow them to rest for 5 minutes. This allows the juices to be reabsorbed. Serve.
Note: For thicker chops add more time. For thinner chops reduce the time.
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Here Is What To Do To Grill Pork Chops
The recipe below feeds two. The original recipe is taken from foremangrillrecipes.com and modifications made to my liking.
- 2 center-cut boneless pork chops, ½” to ¾” thick.
- 2 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO).
- ½ tsp. coarse sea salt.
- ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper.
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- Brush pork chops with EVOO on both sides. Season pork all over with salt and pepper. Additional seasonings of your choice can be added at this point. Set chops aside.
- Preheat George Foreman Grill and place the drip tray in front of grill.
- When grill is ready, place pork chops on grill and close the lid.
- Cook the chops for 4 minutes to check the temperature with a meat thermometer inserted into the center. Look for a minimum temperature of 145°F for medium and up to 160°F for well done. Continue to grill as necessary.
- Remove chops from grill to a cutting board or plate and let them rest for 5 minutes.
- Serve the chops with your favorite sides.
- Potato, rice, pasta, or a starch of your choice.
- Green vegetable of choice. (Green beans go very well with chops)
Note: For a change of pace, grill the raw fresh green beans on the George Foreman Grill ahead of time. Place beans in a large bowl and toss them to coat beans with EVOO. Grill the green beans for 3 minutes. You can serve the green beans at room temperature. Or, keep them warm in the oven.
Cooking Pork Chops with Bones
Before grilling the chops it is best for you to season them first. When buying pork chops with bones, be sure to find the thickest cuts of meat. They will be easier to grill. Thinner chops tend to be overcooked and can become hard to chew.
Use your own favorite spices or seasonings for chops. Below are some examples of spices that work well with pork.
Chops pair well with including garlic, thyme, lime, balsamic vinegar, cumin, bbq sauce, black and rose pepper, and chili, but apple is something special. Apples go very well with pork.
Marinades also work very well with pork chops. Use a marinade of your choice.
If you don’t have one use the one below.
- 1,5 dl Red Porto wine
- 1 Sweet ripe plum chopped
- 4 Bone-in loin pork chops
- ½ tbsp Salt
- 2 tbsp Butter
- ½ tbsp Nutmeg
- ½ tbsp Ground black pepper
- 1 Finely chopped medium red onion
Make the marinade the day before to allow the flavors to blend.
- For 10 minutes on low heat, blanch the finely chopped onion with the plum in butter.
- Simmer for 30 minutes, covered, on low heat, with the Porto wine, salt, nutmeg, and ground black pepper.
- Marinate the loin pork chops in it overnight in the fridge, tightly covered.
- Remove your marinated pork chops from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking and remove the lid.
- Allow it to reach room temperature.
- Preheat your Foreman Grill for at least 5-7 minutes on high heat.
- Because we’re using bone-in loin pork chops, we won’t cover the grill with the lid.
- Place the chops on the hot grill and baste them with the wine-spice-butter mixture frequently while grilling.
- Sear each side quickly and thoroughly for 2.5 minutes each for a total of 5 minutes.
- Remove from the grill and set aside for 8-10 minutes before serving.
Note: Marinating is useful because it makes the meat tender and infused with a packet of flavors. Always add some sweet, acidic, savory, and umami flavors for a balanced taste.
Cooking chops can take anywhere from 5 to 9 minutes depending upon the thickness of the meat. You want to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees for medium and 160 degrees for well-done.
Whether you use bone in mean or boneless pork chops, they both will cook well in the George Foreman Grill.
For thicker cuts of meat allow more time and less time for thinner cuts.
Be sure to season the meat before grilling and remove the meat from the refrigerator to come to room temperature. Allow 30 minutes for this process.
Preheat the grill and when it’s ready place the meat on the grill and close the lid.
Serve the chops with the sides of choice.
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