Grilled Kansas City Pork Chops

"These pork chops are marinated in a dry rub, then brushed with some BBQ sauce right before you take them off the grill. Let the pork chops marinate at least all day up to 24 hours (The longer the better). They are seriously delicious, so tender each bite melts in your mouth, and full of great flavors from the spices! If you don't like any heat, lower the amount of chili powder to your taste."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (131.4 g)
  • Calories 254
  • Total Fat - 9.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 65.2 mg
  • Sodium - 812.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 22.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 18.2 g
  • Protein - 20.6 g
  • Calcium - 38.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.5 mg

Step 1

Mix together brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.

Step 2

Place pork chops in a Zip-Lock bag. Add brown sugar mixture. Seal bag and shake to coat pork chops. Refrigerate 2 hours to overnight.

Step 3

Remove pork chops from bag, and grill until done, 4-5 minutes per side. Brush pork chops with BBQ sauce on each side before removing from grill.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



Oh my word, these are some good chops! I used a St. Louis barbecue sauce from Aldi's and it was excellent along with the rub. We will have these again in the very near future!

review by:
(13 Aug 2020)


These pork chops are so tender and flavorful...I marinated overnight and used a hickory bbq sauce...this is going on my Best of 2020 list...made for "Alphabet" tag game at FFF

review by:
(2 May 2020)


Combination of flavors are so delish! We enjoyed these with mashed potatoes and green beans with some fresh rolls from the oven. Will repeat this one!

review by:
(8 Sep 2019)


These pork chops are so delicious! Moist and tender straight off the grill with loads of flavor. If you haven't tried them you are missing out!

review by:
(22 Aug 2019)


Absolutely one of the most delicious, tender and juiciest pork chops I have had in a long time! Let them marinate in the dry rub 10 hours and then onto the bbq. Wonderful flavoured rub and did use our favvy Sweet Baby Rays original bbq sauce for that kick of heat! Thanks for sharing this keeper Sheri! Made for Billboard Recipe Tag.

review by:
(14 Jun 2018)