Spicy Grilled BBQ Pork Chops

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 55 minutes

8 center cut pork chops (bone-in, about 6 oz each)
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic (minced
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt (to taste, optional)

1. In a large bowl, whisk together barbecue sauce, oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, thyme, cayenne pepper, and salt.

2. Place the pork chops in the bowl and marinate for at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.

3. Preheat grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high heat. Place the marinated pork chops on the grill, and allow them to cook for about 3 minutes per side, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook until the thickest part of the pork chop reaches between 145 degrees (medium-rare) and 160 degrees (well done).

4. Let pork chops rest for 3 minutes before serving.

Courtesy of the National Pork Board, Des Moines, Iowa.