Carolina Style Barbecued Pork Loin

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  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


  1. 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. 
  2. 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.