Grilled bone-in pork chops with an orange miso glaze are a game-changer for those who love tender, juicy meat bursting with flavor. The secret lies in the mouthwatering combo of a perfectly grilled chop and the delectable glaze that’ll have you coming back for seconds (or thirds!). The bone-in chop not only keeps the meat extra tender, but also infuses it with a rich, deep taste that’s simply irresistible – who else loves to gnaw on the bone at the end?

Why You’ll Love This Recipe for Orange Miso Grilled Bone In Pork Chops

Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub paired with an Orange Miso Glaze is the perfect compliment to bone in grilled pork chops. Pairing the rub with this umami packed orange miso glaze is the perfect flavor combo that culminates in the most delicious grilled bone-in pork chop you have ever had.

Now, let’s talk about that orange miso glaze. It’s a delightful fusion of zesty citrus and savory umami, which melds together to bring out the best in your grilled pork chop. Made with fresh orange juice, tangy zest, and that scrumptious miso paste, this glaze is a flavor bomb that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance. And, don’t just take my word for it, this recipe helped my 6 year old place in 6th place in his first ever grilling competition! 

As you grill the chops, the orange miso glaze does its magic, caramelizing and forming a beautiful, mouthwatering crust. You’ll be drooling over the enticing aroma wafting from your grill! And when you finally dig in, the contrast between the succulent, juicy interior and the crisp, caramelized exterior is pure heaven.

So, are you ready to rock your taste buds and impress your guests with this stunning dish? Get your grill fired up, and don’t forget the secret weapon: that oh-so-amazing orange miso glaze. Trust us, this grilled bone-in pork chop recipe is destined to become a favorite in your repertoire! 

Floribbean Rub, Sunshine State of Mind Rub, Kaffir Lime Rub, Citrus cocktail rimmer

Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub is a Floribbean inspired rub with notes of kaffir lime, orange, grapefruit, granulated honey, coriander, and smoked paprika. It is an all purpose rub that especially shines on seafood, chicken and pork and as a rimmer for a margarita!

 

Sunshine State of Mind and Orange Miso Glaze – a flavor match made in heaven!

Citrus, pork and miso are a match made in culinary heaven, effortlessly complementing each other’s flavors to create a taste sensation that’ll have your taste buds singing. The bright, tangy notes of citrus in Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub cut through the richness of the pork, providing a refreshing contrast that elevates the dish. This dynamic duo brings out the succulence of the pork while adding a zesty zing that keeps your palate engaged. Citrus also helps tenderize the meat, thanks to their natural acids, resulting in a melt-in-your-mouth texture that’s drool-worthy. This perfect pairing of citrus and pork not only delivers a beautiful balance of flavors but also adds a vibrant, colorful presentation that’ll impress your guests. Miso adds a savory dimension that further enhances the pork’s flavor. This trio strikes the perfect balance between sweet, tangy, and savory, creating a flavor profile that’s simply irresistible. The combination of pork, citrus, and miso is nothing short of culinary magic, offering a taste experience that’s both complex and satisfying, guaranteed to impress even the most discerning palate.

Ingredients For Orange Miso Grilled Bone-In Pork Chops

Orange Miso Glaze

  • 1/3 cup yellow/blonde/light miso (fermented soybean paste)*
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)*
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Garnish

  • Finely chopped green onions

 

orange miso bone in grilled pork chops

How to Make Orange Miso Grilled Bone in Pork Chops

Step 1

Whisk together the Orange Miso ingredients in a small pot over low heat until they are fully combined and slightly reduced being careful to not let it burn.

Step 2

Coat the pork with olive oil. Then, generously coat the chops with the rub on all sides.

Prepare the grill for 2 cooking zones- direct and indirect heat. Put the pork on indirect heat and let cook until it has reached an internal temp of 135, just 10 degrees under your desired final temp.

Next, put the pork rib chops on direct heat (at about 400+ degrees) to sear. Sear for 2-3 minutes on each side until char marks form and the internal temp reaches 140 degrees.

Step 3

When the pork chops have reached 140 internal degrees, place them back on indirect heat and add your miso glaze. Let the pork chops continue to cook on indirect until they have reached an internal temp of 145 and then pull them off the grill.

Step 4

Tent the pork in foil for 10 minutes before serving so the juices have time to redistribute.

Garnish by sprinkling finely chopped green onions on top. Enjoy!

Substitutions & Variations 

While I personally love bone-in porkchops, I get that not everyone likes meat on the bone and would prefer boneless. Here are some additional inspirational recipes for pork if you want more ways to enjoy grilled pork chops. Another way I LOVE to enjoy grilled pork chops is by making stuff pork chops with a mixture of blue cheese, craisins and nuts- so good! Or, maybe you want to try something really spectacular such as the pork crown roast where all those pork chops come together as an impressive roast for a family dinner! Try these recipes for a different spin on pork chops:

 

Tips For Making Orange Miso Grilled Bone In Pork Chops

Want to grill up some chops that’ll make your taste buds do a happy dance? Well, I’ve got you covered! First, always opt for bone-in chops – trust me, they’re juicier and packed with flavor. Next, give your chops a good soak in your fave marinade for at least 30 minutes (the longer, the better!). Preheat your grill to a sizzling medium-high heat (400°F to 450°F) for that perfect sear. Don’t forget to oil those grates to avoid any sticky situations! Grill each side for 4-6 minutes, and remember, a meat thermometer is your BFF – aim for 145°F. Lastly, let those beauties rest for 5-10 minutes before diving in. Bon appétit!

Tools Needed 

Meat Thermometer

Temperature is everything in all cooking, not just grilling. If you aren’t using an instant-read thermometer in cooking, you are leaving everything up to chance. This can be dangerous but it’s also a great way to ruin a perfectly good piece of meat. I’ve recently launched my own instant read thermometer that gives 3-5 second readings so you will never over or under cook your meat again. You can get one here. 

GrillGrates

Want to know how to get those super sexy looking char marks on your steaks? You need GrillGrates! I discovered GrillGrates doing a few steak competitions and realized that no steak cook would turn in a steak without a set. But they’re much more than just sexy char marks. The beauty of the GrillGrates is that they:

1) Can save the life of an old grill. Many grills have grates that have started to fall apart but the company doesn’t offer replacement grates. GrillGrates are the answer to getting more life out of an old grill.

2) GrillGrates create an even cooking surface. The anodized aluminum creates a hot and even cooking surface eliminates “hot spots.”

3) Eliminate flare ups, which is especially important when cooking things like steak (with lots of butter) and bacon because flare ups can make you overcook your meat and you don’t want that.

4) GrillGrates can turn your grill instantly into a flattop. Perfect for making smash burgers, frying eggs for a Hangover Burger, or even making French toast on your grill. If you’ve been thinking about getting a flat-top grill, getting a set of GrillGrates will eliminate the need to spend the additional $500 for another grill on your patio!

Orange Miso Bone In Grilled Pork Chops FAQ

Q: What cut of pork should I use for Orange Miso Pork Chops?

A: For the best results, use bone-in pork chops, as they remain juicy during grilling and provide a deep, rich flavor.

Q: How do I make the orange miso glaze?

A: Combine fresh orange juice, orange zest, miso paste, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, and grated ginger. Mix well until smooth and fully incorporated.

Q: How long should I marinate the pork chops in the glaze?

A: Marinate the pork chops for at least 30 minutes, but ideally 2 to 4 hours for maximum flavor absorption.

Q: What is the ideal grilling temperature for pork chops?

A: Grill the chops over medium-high heat, ideally between 400°F and 450°F, to achieve a caramelized crust and juicy interior.

Q: How do I know when the pork chops are done?

A: Cook the pork chops until they reach an internal temperature of 145°F. Use a meat thermometer to ensure accuracy and avoid overcooking.

Q: Can I substitute the orange in the glaze with other citrus fruits?

A: Yes, you can experiment with different citrus fruits like lemon, lime, or grapefruit to add a twist to the flavor profile.

Q: How do I store leftover Orange Miso Pork Chops?

A: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. To reheat, use a microwave, oven, or skillet until warmed through.

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orange miso bone in grilled pork chops

Orange Miso Grilled Bone In Pork Chops


  • Author: Robyn

Description

Grilled Bone-in pork chops rubbed in Sunshine State of Mind Craft BBQ Rub with notes of Kaffir lime, coriander, granulated honey and himalayan salt pair perfectly with an umami packed orange miso glaze on grilled bone in pork chops.


Ingredients

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Ingredients

Miso Orange Glaze

  • 1/3 cup yellow miso (fermented soybean paste)*
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)*
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

 

Garnish

  • Finely chopped green onions

Instructions

Step 1

Whisk together 6 ingredients together to create Miso glaze

Step 2

Coat the pork with olive oil. Then, generously coat the chops with the rub on all sides.

Prepare the grill for 2 cooking zones- direct and indirect heat. Put the pork on indirect heat and let cook for a total of 6 minutes.

Next, put the pork rib chops on direct heat (at about 400+ degrees) to sear. Sear for 2-3 minutes on each side until char marks form and the internal temp reaches 145 degrees.

Tent the pork in foil for 10 minutes before serving so the juices have time to redistribute.

Step 3

While grilling, using a cast iron sauce pot, let the glaze heat up on the indirect heat side. Using a basting brush, glaze the porch chops at the end of the grilling session right before pulling them off.

Step 4

Garnish by sprinkling finely chopped green onions on top. Enjoy!

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