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How to Grill Pork

This page is all of the articles we have written on grilling pork from ribs to even bacon, broken down by the cut of meat. At the bottom of this page you will also find a quick reference guide for how long to grill the different cuts of pork.




grilled ribs

How to Grill Ribs Techniques

I was not a huge fan of ribs until I found the proper barbecue sauce to go with them. For me that sauce was Corky's, for you it may be something else, but the perfect balance between sauce and meat made me fall in love with ribs. Anyway this article is about a three different cooking techniques that are used to cook pork ribs, not the rib recipes themselves. Click here for more.






pork chops on the grill

How to Grill Pork Chops

We tested 3 different grilling techniques to grill some pork chops to see what is actually the best way to grill them. Every recipe we had found called for searing the pork chop then finishing it over indirect heat. Since this is the way I grill almost any small item we never called into question weather or not it was right or not.  Click here for more.






bacon on the grill

How to Grill Bacon (with video)

Can you grill Bacon? Yes, this is something every griller will try at least once but, I do not recommend grilling raw bacon without use of a pan or bacon grilling rack. Throwing uncooked bacon directly onto your grills grates will cause quite a mess inside your grill that you will be cleaning for hours. Instead there is a much simpler solution. Click here for more.






finished moink balls

How to Grill Moink Balls

What is a Moink ball you ask? You will be glad you did, you see a Moink Ball is a bacon wrapped meatball seasoned with a barbecue rub, smoked and then covered in barbecue sauce. Smiling yet? If you want to be the hit of the party bring a batch of these and watch as they get devoured in minutes. The name Moink Ball is derived from the moo of the cow and the pigs oink I would have just named it balls of joy or something like that. Click here for more.






brats on the grill

How to Grill Brats

Brat's are an easy thing to grill however, there are a few basic thing to remember. First of all unlike hot dogs, bratwurst is a raw product and most if not all have a casing where most hot dogs are fully cooked and only the high end ones have a casing. What this means to you is you should rinse them before cooking and you will need to make sure that they are cooked thoroughly. After you have rinsed your brats you are ready to grill them and all you'll need is some tongs. Click here for more.






what is a pig wing

What is a Pig Wing?

A pig wing sometimes referred to as drummies is the lower pork shank with a single bone running through the center. While a pig wing may be cooked any style a chicken wing can be cooked traditionally they are cooked barbecue style, with smoke, low and slow then sauced. This is a lean cut of pork that has a single bone running through the center thus the comparison to a chicken wing drumette. Click here for more.



The USDA now recommends that pork be cooked to 145 degrees.

Approximate Pork grilling time chart



ribs on the grill

Pork Chops sear and then medium hot heat, covered Sear one minute per side, cook eight minutes per side

Pork Tenderloin sear then medium hot heat, Sear two minutes per side cook 12 minutes per side, Medium 160 Well done 170

Pork Boneless Roast medium hot heat, indirect 25 minutes per pound. Baste often, Medium 160 Well done 170

Pork Loin Roast medium hot heat indirect 22 minutes per pound baste often, Medium 160  Well done 170

Whole Ham Fully Cooked (4 pounds) medium hot direct heat about one hour

Whole Ham Uncooked (4 pounds) medium hot direct heat an hour and 15 minutes, wrap in foil for first half of cooking

Ham Steak (about 1 inch thick) hot with direct heat 10 minutes per side

Ham Kabobs over medium-hot heat 3 minutes per side. These have 4 sides a total of 12 minutes

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