Cooking Tip

Because pork cuts will cook differently depending on their size and thickness, it is important to monitor pork temperature with a digital thermometer when grilling. Enjoy the best eating experience when cooking cuts such as pork chops and pork tenderloin between 145 degrees F. (medium-rare) and 160 degrees F. (well), with a 3-minute rest time after leaving the grill. Ground pork should always be cooked to 160 degrees F.

Grilling Pork Tips

  • To prevent pork from sticking to the grate, scrub grates clean and coat with vegetable oil or a nonstick vegetable oil spray prior to using.
  • Do not use sharp utensils that may pierce the pork when flipping, as piercing allows flavor-filled juices to escape. Use spatulas or tongs for turning.
  • Frequently flipping pork on a cooler area of the grill is better than accidentally burning it on an area that is too hot.
  • Sugar-based sauces (many commercial barbeque sauces) tend to burn if applied too early. Baste during the last few minutes of cooking.
  • To check cooking temperature when using charcoal:
    • Low – Ash coat is thick, red glow less visible
    • Medium – Coals covered with light-gray ash
    • High – Red glow visible through ash coating

Popular Grilling Recipes

 

Smoking

Smoking

Smoking is a great cooking method for pork chops, pork tenderloin, and other large cuts like pork shoulder, pork loin, fresh ham, and ribs.

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Instant Pot

Instant Pot

Don’t have time to get out the smoker or fire up the grill for pork ribs? No problem – instant pot pork ribs are so easy and tasty. Season with your favorite rub, let your ribs cook in the instant pot for 25 minutes, finish them off in the oven, and let your friends tell you how awesome you are.

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Sous Vide

Sous Vide

Cooking sous vide pork tenderloin will help you get evenly cooked, perfectly tender pork tenderloin time after time. And it’s so easy to get the perfect flavor with just four ingredients.

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