Grilled Pork Chops with Basil-Garlic Rub

  • Active Time 30m
  • Total Time 40m
  • Rating ****

4 servings

Get ready to serve up fantastic flavor. These savory Grilled Pork Chops with Basil-Garlic Rub are so tender, juicy and delicious, they’ll get you grilling with pork all season long.


  • 4 bone-in ribeye (rib) pork chops, 3/4-inch thick

  • For the Basil-Garlic Rub:
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 cup fresh basil, packed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


With the machine running, drop garlic through the feed tube of a food processor to mince. Stop, add fresh basil and process until chopped.

Add the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper and process to make a thin wet rub. Spread both sides of the pork chops with the basil mixture. Let stand 15 to 30 minutes.

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Brush the grate clean and oil the grate. Grill the chops over direct heat, turning once, to medium rare doneness, 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Let rest for 3 minutes.

Recipe reprinted by permission of National Pork Board. All rights reserved.

RecID 11928

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