Very simple and oh, so good! Best of all, can be made from ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. My favorite way to do pork chops. Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a bowl, mix together the sage, rosemary, thyme, fennel seed, sugar, bay leaf, and salt until thoroughly combined. Rub both sides of the pork chops with the herb mixture, and coat them with olive oil. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • Grill the chops until they are browned, show good grill marks, and the meat is no longer pink inside, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chop should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Cook's Note

To broil, after Step 1, preheat a broiler, and move an oven rack 4 inches beneath the heat source. Place chops onto a broiler pan, and broil until browned and the edges are crisp, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a chop should read at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

386 calories; protein 28.3g 57% DV; carbohydrates 1.6g 1% DV; fat 28.9g 44% DV; cholesterol 83.9mg 28% DV; sodium 944.1mg 38% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2011
I've noticed that the reviewers who only give this a 4-star rating each left off one ingredient. This is one of the few recipes i would never change - the salt is essential for flavor, and the sugar is essential for both flavor and crisping the edges. Still, reviews aren't bad! Thanks, and also thanks for the pic - i don't have a camera. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/11/2012
Very salty. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2011
I've noticed that the reviewers who only give this a 4-star rating each left off one ingredient. This is one of the few recipes i would never change - the salt is essential for flavor, and the sugar is essential for both flavor and crisping the edges. Still, reviews aren't bad! Thanks, and also thanks for the pic - i don't have a camera. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2011
Any time my husband ooohs and aaahs over my dinner, I HAVE to give the recipe a 5! So there you are! We really did enjoy this. I did cut the recipe in half because there were just the two of us. I made the rub exactly as stated in the recipe and put them and the olive oil on my bone-in pork chops about 8 hours before grilling them, and they were really good! Thanks for the recipe, Stormy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/22/2011
My husband and I both liked this pork and the spice combination. I left out the salt and sugar but it was delicious without them. I marinated them for about 3 hours. Since our grill died I sauteed the boneless pork loin chops for a couple of minutes on each side to brown and then put them in a baking dish with a little chicken broth and baked them at 350 for about 30 minutes. I would make this again. Thank you Stormy3600 for sharing the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2013
These were the best pork chops I have EVER had!!! I followed it exactly as written and there are NO changes needed. I usually don't buy pork chops because I've never found a way to cook them that I love. I will start buying them now and often!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2011
I forgot to add the sugar to this but it turned out ok. It grilled pretty tender and tasted good with the spices and olive oil. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/10/2012
Very salty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2012
What an awesome recipe. Made this and the family was dissapointed that there was no extras. Made exactly as the recipe and it turned out great in this case i believe sticking to the recipe is key. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2012
Delicious as is (I used sea salt) and paired with couscous and grilled mushrooms grape tomatoes zucchini orange bell pepper it made a colorful and well balanced summer meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2016
I used boneless sirloin chops since I didn't have bone in chops. I followed the recipe as is but added several cloves of minced garlic to the herb mixture and a teaspoon of Sage and brushed the chops with balsamic vinegar as I grilled them. Very tasty and tender. My husband gave it a thumbs up!!! Read More
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