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Cowboy Coffee Rub Grilled Pork Chops

Easy spiced Cowboy Coffee Rub Grilled Pork Chops. Coffee, brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic, spices and herbs creates caramelized, tender grilled pork. 

Cowboy Coffee Rub Grilled Pork Chops recipe - www.platingpixels.comGrill it like a steak…but with pork chops that it. Pork chops are often roasted in the oven or cooked over the stove, but they are wonderful cooked over a grill. Plus with thick, high-quality and natural pork chops you won’t be wanting anything else.

Pork makes a simple and flavorful weeknight meal, even cooked over a BBQ. These Cowboy Coffee Rub Grilled Pork Chops use a simple homemade rub that penetrates flavors deep into the meat. I mean it’s literally glistening with flavor once you grill it. Just look at those rugged, cowboy inspired chunks of delicious pork.

Cowboy Coffee Rub Grilled Pork Chops recipe - www.platingpixels.comYou can easily make this beautiful recipe in less than 30 minutes and with a handful of common pantry spices. There’s a few key ingredients to the cowboy coffee rub. Coffee, obviously is a subtle, but important flavor. Paired with smoked paprika, cumin, herbs, chili powder, dried garlic and onion.

Another critical ingredient is brown sugar. It helps hold the rub together as well as adds a nice caramel sweetness to the grilled pork chops. On that note, the rub actually caramelizes into a crunchy, smoky, spiced, sweet…you get the point….rub.

Cowboy Coffee Rub Grilled Pork Chops recipe - www.platingpixels.comCooking tips: If you love your pork medium rare, cook to an internal temperature of 145 degrees (followed by a 5 minute rest). If you like your chops a little more done, you can cook them to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

Cowboy Coffee Rub Grilled Pork Chops recipe - www.platingpixels.com
Cowboy Coffee Rub Grilled Pork Chops

Cowboy Coffee Rub Grilled Pork Chops recipe at-a-glance:

Flavor profiles: Meaty with caramelized spices and brown sugar.
Texture: Thick, tender grilled pork with a crisp, charred coating.

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Cowboy Coffee Rub Grilled Pork Chops

Unique and flavorful spiced coffee rub grilled pork, perfect for summer barbecues.
Course Barbecue
Cuisine American
Keyword coffe rub, cowboy rub recipe, grilled pork chop
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Calories 341kcal
Servings 6
Author: Matt Ivan
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  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, omit for no sugar option
  • 1 tablespoon finely ground coffee beans
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 ½ pounds bone-in pork chops, about 6


  • In a small bowl combine all ingredients except pork chops. Sprinkle mixture onto both sides of each pork chop and rub in until well coated.
  • Allow pork chops to sit at room temperature for about 20 minutes for flavors to soak in (this is optional but highly recommended). Preheat charcoal or gas grill to medium-high heat.
  • Lightly grease grill and cook pork with lid closed, about 5 minutes per side, or until slightly charred and cooked to desired doneness. See cooking tips above for suggestions.
Nutrition Facts
Cowboy Coffee Rub Grilled Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 125mg42%
Sodium 493mg21%
Potassium 45mg1%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 625IU13%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    1. That’s a great question Debbie! You definitely can sear them in a pan. You could even cook them in the pan without using the oven. Depending on the thickness, I’d try them at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes to cook to your desired doneness.

  1. 5 stars
    Great flavor
    I big hit !!
    I used boneless skinless chicken thighs and pork chops..both 👍 great
    I also cooked on a parchment liner cookie sheet and it worked well

  2. Easy and delicious! A touch of sweetness with the savory herbs. Used an indoor electric Foreman grill since it was too cold to grill outdoors. Bet it’s even better on the outdoor grill. Definitely a keeper! I plan to mix up a batch ahead of time and take on a long camping trip. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. 5 stars
      We did exactly that! Mixed up a large batch of the rub to take on our family camping trip, then just before grill time put the rub on the chops, let it sit a bit, then barbecued them. Easy Peasy!

  3. 5 stars
    I made this over for Mother’s Day and it was amazing! But with the recipe it shows pepper twice, is this correct or is there supposed to be something else? I just did it once and it turned out fine.
    Thanks again for the delicious recipe, I’ll definitely be making this again!!

    1. Hi Cassie, looks like it should have been cumin as the second listing. Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback and ask. I switched recipe plugins recently so it may have not converted properly. All fixed now!

  4. I am going to try this recipe w/ my new sous vide machine. It’s similar to a rub I’ve used w/ pork tenderloin and that turned out super yummy! I think I messed up that recipe in a way by using coffee grounds, and not fresh ground coffee. Oops. Still good, though.

    1. Hi Laura. Thanks for the feedback. Correct, I don’t think you need to too much coffee grounds. I love sous vide and this would be great for that! Of course, give it a good sear after cooking.

  5. I love the combination of smoked paprika, coffee and brown sugar here. These chops sound delicious…perfect for a summer dinner on the back porch! Thanks for sharing! #client

    1. 5 stars
      Excellent rub! We love it on pork chops, but it also works great on chicken and beef. One of our grilling standbys.

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