Carolina Style Barbecued Pork Loin

4 servings
  • 4 (1 1/2" thick, bone-on) center cut pork chops
  • 2 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs. Hungarian smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbs. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbs. coarse Salt
  • 2 Tbs. coarse ground black pepper
  • olive oil
  • Barbecue Sauce:
  • 1 Tbs. vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. molasses
  • 1 Tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. dry mustard powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • PORK CHOPS: Combine all ingredients except chops in a shallow plate. Brush chops with olive oil and dredge them in seasonings mixture, gently pressing it onto meat. Transfer chops to a platter and cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Preheat grill to high heat. Place chops on the grill and cook 5-6 minutes per side or according to desired doneness, brushing with BBQ sauce often. Remove chops to a clean platter and loosely tent with foil to rest.

  • BBQ SAUCE: Saute onion and garlic in oil in a saucepan over medium heat. When it's soft add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes.

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