So the other day I realized that I had yet to post any grilling recipes. What have I been thinking!?! A good amount of the protein prepared in our household is done on our grill thanks to my hubby. Well to make up for a lack of bbq recipes I will give you one of my favorites. These pork chops wrapped in bacon are sure to get your taste buds going and are relatively easy to prepare. The two pork elements truly complement one another both flavor wise and visually. That delicious salty pig topped with the grilled onions saturated in bbq sauce, oohhhhh it is just so good! The bacon really helps to trap in all the juices so you end up with a moist and tender pork chop. Just be sure not to overcook them as pork chops can dry out quickly. This truly is a great grilling recipe to kick start the summer. Enjoy!
8 strips thick sliced bacon
4 boneless pork loin chops, at least 1” thick
2 tsp McCormick Grill Mates bbq seasoning
1 c of your favorite bbq sauce (I love Tony Roma’s Original with this recipe)
1 yellow onion
salt and pepper
- Wrap one edge of the pork chop with a strip of bacon and then wrap the other edge with a second piece so that the ends overlap.
- Using a toothpick, secure the bacon where it overlaps by stabbing the toothpick through the bacon and into the chop.
- Season both sides of the pork chop with bbq seasoning and then drizzle with half of the bbq sauce.
- Preheat grill to 400º while meat marinades.
- Cut your onion into 1/4” thick slices.
- Using toothpicks spear each onion slice going through the layers. This will help keep the onion from falling apart on the grill.
- Drizzle onion slices with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Grill pork chops and onions over direct heat for 10 minutes turning once.
- Transfer the grilled onions to a large sheet of heavy foil and remove the toothpicks.
- Top onions with remaining bbq sauce and fold the foil like an envelope leaving some air inside.
- Place foil envelope on the grill and continue to cook it and the pork for an additional 10 minutes turning once more. Pork should be cooked to an internal temperature of 145º and onions should be nice and tender.
- Remove toothpicks from pork chops and top with the grilled onions.