A sugar free marinade is spiced up with some smoky chipotle powder and cumin to bring the delicious flavor in this Grilled Pork Chop recipe. These pork chops make an easy dinner for your family, alongside a roasted (or grilled) asparagus. Top it off with a glass of dry riesling and you have yourself the perfect keto dinner!
This recipe for Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce add will a little sweet heat to your meal with a smoky barbeque flavor. This easy recipe utilizes a sugar free marinade keeping it low carb and perfect for the keto dieter.
Grilled Pork Chops for the win!
Grumpy and I love to grill. However, we also love variety. We love our beef, but sometimes, we will get a hankering for something different. Considering he is not the biggest fan of chicken, it leaves little room outside of the red meat variety.
So, once in a while I will pull some pork chops out of the meat case and cook them up in a delicious way, like with this incredible sugar-free Chipotle marinade.
FAQ About Grilled Pork Chops
Yes! As a matter of fact, the Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce are only 1 carb per serving! Pork is naturally low in carbs, so the 1 carb comes from the sugar free chipotle sauce.
Grilled over direct medium heat, it should take about 8 to 10 minutes total time, turning once halfway through cooking.
What internal temperature should grilled pork chops be?
According to the USDA, internal temperature of 145 degrees should be reached before removing from the grill. This post on everything you need to know about meat temperatures is also very informative!
After grilling the pork chops for a couple of minutes, turn the chop about ¼ of a turn to get a nice criss cross pattern.
Make the Chipotle Marinade
It only takes a few basic ingredients to make this simple, sugar free chipotle sauce.. I keep it as low carb as possible by using a zero carb rice vinegar, no sugar added ketchup, and Swerve Brown Sweetener. A little chipotle and cumin powder is all the spice it needs!
Add all of the chipotle sauce ingredients to a small glass mixing bowl.
And, stir until sweetener has dissolved and sauce is smooth.
Place divide the pork chops between two large plastic storage bags (4 chops per bag) and divide the chipotle sauce between the bags, reserving about ¼ cup of sauce. Seal bag, making sure to release any air from the bag before completely sealing.
Make sure sauce is coating all the pork chops by working the bag with your hands. Refrigerate the pork chops and marinade at least 1 hour before grilling.
About 15 minutes before you are ready to cook the pork chops, preheat your grill until it reaches about 450 degrees. Remove from the refrigerator and using a pair of barbeque tongs, place chops on grill.
Turn the flame down to medium and grill pork chops 8-10 minutes, turning them over about halfway thru. Brush with reserved chipotle sauce during cooking.
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What to serve with Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce
Because this recipe has a spicy edge to them, you want to go with a milder side dish. A great choice would be this recipe for Pasta Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing. Or, if you're looking for something a little lighter, this Easy Summer Fruit Salad would be a delicious and refreshing choice!
For those with a sweet tooth who want dessert at the end of their meal, these Keto Coconut Cupcakes with Lime Buttercream are out of this world delicious!
Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Sauce
- In a mixing bowl, combined ½ cup sugar free ketchup, ⅓ cup seasoned rice vinegar (choose a zero carb vinegar), ⅓ cups Swerve Brown Sweetener, 1 tablespoon ground cumin, and 1 teaspoons chipotle chili powder.
- Divide pork chops between two gallon sized plastic bags.
- Reserve ¼ cup of chipotle sauce and set aside.
- Pour remaining chipotle sauce evenly over pork chops in the gallon bags.
- Seal, releasing air from bags, then massage bag with hands to distribute the sauce over the pork chops.
- Refrigerator up to 1 hour.
- Preheat grill on high. When it reaches 450 degrees, turn heat down to medium.
- Place pork chops with chipotle sauce on grill and cook 8-10 minutes, turning about halfway.
- Brush with reserved chipotle sauce during last few minutes of grilling.
- Internal temperature of grilled pork chops should be 145 degrees.