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Grilled Pork Chops on Weber Q 1200

Grilled Thick Cut Pork Chops

Thick cut pork chops are brined, seasoned and slathered in mayonnaise before being grilled to perfection.
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 300 kcal


  • 2 Thick cut pork chops
  • 2 quarts water For the brine
  • 1/2 cup salt For the brine
  • 1/2 cup sugar For the brine
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt For the dry rub
  • 1 tbsp black pepper For the dry rub
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika For the dry rub
  • 1 tsp chili powder For the dry rub
  • 1/2 tsp chipotle powder For the dry rub
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup bbq sauce


  • Brine the pork chops in the refrigerator for four hours.
  • Combine the dry rub ingredients and mix well.
  • Remove the chops from the brine, rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Season the pork chops with the dry rub and give the rub 10-15 minutes to soak into the meat.
  • Slather the pork chops with a thin coating of mayonnaise. [Optional Step]
  • Grill over High Heat, flipping as needed, for 15 minutes.
  • Brush the chops with bbq sauce and continue grilling another 3-5 minutes until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145F.


The mayo slather is a little something extra I like to do that makes my chops special but is a completely optional step.
What is absolutely not optional is brining.  Brining is the key step to grilling juicy thick cut pork chops.  
Keyword Grilled Thick Cut Pork Chops