These Paleo Grilled Pork Chops have an amazing flavor that comes from a marinade before cooking and a sauce that gets added once the chops are grilled.
The recipe is summer time cooking at it’s finest. It is one of my favorite gluten free 30 minute meals!
One of my favorite things about summer is the smell of food cooking on the grill. In our neighborhood, you can always tell when summer is here, just by driving home at the end of the day with the windows of the car down.
The whole neighborhood smells amazing from all the grills cooking dinner!
Let’s make some Paleo Grilled Pork Chops.
This recipe is gluten free, soy free and Paleo. I’ve been following a clean eating program for several months and have tweaked my marinade to make it super clean but still loaded with flavor.
These Paleo Grilled Pork Chops are super easy to make. These spices and flavorings will combine to make a great tasting marinade.
Just prepare your marinade and Bone-in Pork Chops sit in the fridge in it to allow the flavors to combine, and then grill them.
You’ll use half the marinade with the meat and the other half as a sauce later to serve.
Paleo Worcestershire Sauce:
Since I want this recipe to be Paleo, I am not able to use Worcestershire sauce. I’ll make my own version of it easily by combining these ingredients in a large jar and then give it a good shake:
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
- 1 tablespoon of coconut sugar
To this mixture add a 1/4 tsp each of these spices: ground ginger, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, plus 1/8 tsp of ground cinnamon and a pinch of cracked black pepper.
Give the jar a good shake to combine the spices with the liquid ingredients.
Pour the contents of the jar into a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Cook for a minute and store in an airtight jar in the fridge.
I make a big batch of this at one time but use only 2 tbsp for this recipe. It keeps well in the fridge.
Making the marinade:
Once you have the Paleo Worcestershire sauce prepared, you will use it to add to the delicious marinade.
Tomato paste, organic honey, fresh ginger and garlic and some spices give it a really full bodied flavor.
Just combine the marinade ingredients and your new Worcestershire sauce all in a big bowl and give it a good swirl.
Pour half of the marinade over the pork chops and let them sit in the fridge for about 15 minutes. Longer is fine. Sometimes I make the sauce early in the day and just let them sit until I am ready to grill them.
On to the grill they go for about 3-4 minutes on each side until they are no longer pink inside.
While my husband played grill master with the pork chops, I heated the other half of the marinade and brought it to a boil.
Just a quick whisk until the sauce started to thicken is all that it took – only a minute.
Pour a bit of the sauce over the grilled pork chops and enjoy. You won’t need more than just a tablespoon or two of the sauce on each serving.
These Paleo Grilled Pork Chops have the most amazing flavor. They are sweet and tangy with loads of fresh goodness from all the spices.
Your guests will all be asking for the recipe!
What could be better on a warm evening that relaxing with friends with some good conversation and these Bone-in Pork Chops fresh from the grill?
- To make the Paleo Worcestershire sauce: (you can skip this step if you are planning to use normal Worcestershire sauce.)
- 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp coconut aminos
- 1 tbsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp of coconut sugar
- 1/4 tsp each of ground ginger, mustard powder, onion flakes, garlic salt,
- 1/8 tsp of cinnamon
- pinch of cracked black pepper
- Makes a large amount but you only need 2 tbsp for this recipe.
- 2 tbsp Paleo Worcestershire sauce (ingredients above)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 3 Tbsp organic honey
- 2 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 2 tsp tomato paste
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp onion flakes
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
- 2 Smithfield All Natural Bone-in Pork Chops
- Make the Paleo Worcestershire sauce by pouring the ingredients in a jar. Shake and pour into a saucepan and boil for one minute. The sauce makes a cup but you only need 2 tbsp for this recipe.
- Mix 2 tbsp of the Paleo Worcestershire sauce with the garlic, honey, coconut aminos, tomato paste, ginger, onion powder, cinnamon and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.
- Place the pork chops in a bowl and pour half of the mixture over them. Marinate for 15 minutes in the fridge.
- Refrigerate the other half of the marinade in a covered bowl – you'll use it later for the sauce. You can also marinate them in the morning and let them sit all day. The flavors get better as the meat marinates.
- Preheat your grill for medium heat.
- Remove the marinated pork chops from the fridge. Discard used marinade.
- Grill the pork chops until they are browned – approximately 3-4 minutes per side over direct heat until the meat is no longer pink.
- Remove from grill and allow to rest tented under aluminum foil for about 5 minutes.
- Pour the remaining reserved marinade into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to simmer.
- Whisk until sauce begins to thicken – about a minute.
- Pour the hot sauce over pork chops and serve.