Smothered Grilled Pork Chops
So flavorful, this Smothered Grilled Pork Chops dinner comes together easily and will be loved by everyone at the table!
This recipe was created in partnership with Bush’s Beans.
If you like pork chops and barbecue then I am pretty certain you are going to love these Smothered Grilled Pork Chops today. I don’t cook pork chops often, but recently I picked up a couple of packages on sale since I know that my mother in law loves them and I want to treat her to dinner.
This meal made enough for them and my husband and I (I decided I wasn’t going to make the kids eat all those dreaded peppers 😉 ) and it was absolutely delicious.
You know what, these smothered grilled pork chops were pretty straightforward and easy to make too. I had cooked up some brown rice ahead of time so that cut the time for that, and since the grill was doing most of the work all I had to worry about was the “smother” part in the skillet.
That couldn’t get easier since I took a shortcut and used Bush’s Southern Pit Grillin’ Beans to add to the sautéed and onions and let it simmer a bit. It made the perfect sauce for the pork chops. If you can’t find Grillin’ Beans, you can easily use your favorite baked beans instead.
If you don’t have a grill to use I am sure you can cook up the pork chops easily in a separate skillet, then finish them off to bake in the oven a bit. You don’t want to overcook pork chops and make them dry, but sometimes it’s tricky to cook them depending on how thick they are.
I found this video from Weber that shows how to grill basic pork chops – personally I use a gas grill most often but you will get the idea. It really depends on the thickness of the chops, and I noticed a couple of mine needed to be left a little longer than the others because they were so thick. I find it best to touch and test while on the grill (I love Elise’s visual how-to post on this!).
This Smothered Grilled Pork Chops recipe is definitely a keeper! My father in law left me the nicest message the other night telling me this is one of the best dinners I’ve made him. How happy does that make me? My husband raved about it as well. If I can figure out a way to get my kids to eat the peppers then this would make a regular appearance on the dinner table – maybe I’ll switch out the peppers for zucchini and squash like I did in these fajitas, there’s an idea!
In the mood for pork chops? Try these recipes:
Sheet Pan Chinese Five Spice Pork Chops with Broccoli
Smothered Grilled Pork Chops with Bush's Southern Pit BBQ Grillin' Beans
Yield: 4 - 6 servings
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:30 minutes
- 1.5 - 1.75 lbs pork chops (about 4-5 chops)
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- fresh ground pepper
- 1 teaspoon oil
- 1 large Vidalia onion, sliced thin
- 2 large bell peppers, sliced thin
- 1 can Bush's Southern Pit Barbecue Grillin' Beans
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- In a large skillet, heat up 1 teaspoon oil over medium heat. Place sliced onions and peppers into skillet and lightly season with salt and pepper. Cook for 7-10 minutes until softened. Add in beans with sauce to skillet and reduce heat. Let simmer on low for about 5 - 7 minutes.
- While onions and peppers are cooking, prepare pork chops. Combine salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, brown sugar and fresh ground pepper into a small bowl. Liberally coat both sides of pork chops with rub. Place on hot grill plates and let grill for about 5 minutes. Flip pork chop and cook other side for another 5-7 minutes or if using a meat thermometer internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Place on a plate and cover with foil and let rest for 3 minutes.
- When ready to serve, spoon onion, pepper and bean mixture over each pork chop. Best served with cooked brown rice.
This recipe was developed in partnership with and for Bush's Beans.
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Confession time: I tried baked beans for my first time…LAST YEAR. We didn’t really eat them growing up in Canada, and now I am sort of OBSESSED with them! And on pork chops? Come to mama! Pinned!
I didn’t grow up eating them either, till I moved to the South 🙂 You’ll love this dish, thanks Taylor!
Ohmygoodness. Just….all of this! Love Bush’s Baked Beans. Wish I was having this tonight!
Thanks Amy! You’ve got to try this flavor of BB, I think you’ll love it!
Ok, any recipe that has “smothered” in the name is my kind of meal!! If the bean mixture and pork chops were plated separately, I would cut up the pork chop and mix it with the beans! Way to be one step ahead 🙂
I am all about the smothered too! I’m on it! 🙂
So, I’m not much for pork chops….but these pictures! I’m craving. Need this recipe!!!
I don’t eat pork chops often, but they get requested often 🙂 I enjoyed them smothered! I would like this dish with or without the chops honestly, those beans and veggies and rice were so good!
Great recipe and nice pictures, Aggie! Great light!
Aw, Olena, thank you! That means a lot!
What a delicious dish, I can almost smell the yumminess from here!
So we grew up eating beans + meat and I still love it to this day! Last night I sautéed ground beef with green beans, white beans and tomato sauce + bbq sauce. Sounds odd but it was so good!
I haven’t tried these yet but can’t wait to. This looks delicious, Aggie! So easy … I love summer food!
Those are my favorite beats!! I love how you smothered your pork chops with them, yum!!
I love this Aggie!! I put grillin’ beans on our hot dogs and flank steak sandwiches, pork chops are next!! Steve will love this!
Oh yum! This recipe is genius. I love it!
This is my kind of meal! I’m coming over 🙂
Yum! I love everything about this recipe! Sounds easy and even better delicious!!!
I made these last night and they were delicious. My husband was over the moon with this dish!
Oh Susie, thanks so much for letting me know! Really happy you all enjoyed it!