I was recently given a box of condiments from some friends who were moving, and I was thrilled to see a jar of Mesquite and Stout Ale Mustard by Dean & Deluca. Anything from that brand is really good, and I instantly thought of rubbing this whole-grain mustard on some pork. Any cut of pork would work, but this time I used pork chops. They are really easy since they are already cut, inexpensive, and cook on the grill in just a few minutes.
Pork Chops, rinsed and patted dry
Pre-heat grill to medium-high (between 300-400 F)
Step 1: Marinating
- Evenly lather the pork chops with the mustard (don’t forget to cover both sides)
- Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for half an hour to an hour. (Contrary to popular belief, longer marinating times are unnecessary)
Step 2: Cooking
- Place on hot grill and sear both sides (Searing will lock in the flavor)
- Continue grilling each side for 3-5 minutes until slightly firm to the touch (you can use a meat thermometer if you want, but pork chops are thin enough that they will cook through quickly.)
- Resist the urge to keep turning and turning. This will cause the meat to dry out and that’s not good. (The only meat you should turn and turn are the kind found encased in tubes)
- Remove from the grill and serve immediately
- Pair with rice, couscous, or my favorite, mashed potatoes. Add a side salad or vegetable and you have a delicious meal your whole family will love.