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overhead shot of tomahawk pork chops grilled to perfection with a pat of compound butter on each on a cutting board
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Grilled Tomahawk Pork Chops

Grilled Tomahawk Pork Chops - This stunning cut of pork deserves royal treatment! Using a 5 ingredient dry rub and a compound butter to seal the deal, this easy recipe feels gourmet with every bite. It's simple enough to make any night of the week!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Chilling time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled tomahawk pork chops, tomahawk pork chops
Servings: 4
Calories: 536kcal


  • 4 tomahawk pork chops mini (3/4 lb each)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 2 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sugar


  • Combine all the seasoning ingredients together and generously rub over the pork chops on both sides with half the rub. Refrigerate for a couple hours before grilling.
  • Fire up the grill and bring the heat to a medium (350F°). Remove the chops from the fridge and let them set at room temperature, covered, for about 20 minutes. Pat the chops dry with paper towels and re-season with remaining spice rub.
  • Spray the chops with a little bit of cooking oil and place them on the grill. Grill on both sides until the internal temperature reaches 145F°-150F°.
  • Transfer the pork chops to a cutting board and let them rest for 15 minutes before slicing. Serve them with some garlic compound butter, mashed potatoes and peas.


  1. Grilling time can vary depending on the thickness of the chop. A 1-inch thick pork chop can take 12-14 minutes, a 1 1/2 inch pork chop can take about 20 minutes. Best way to tell when your chops are done is to use a instant meat thermometer. 
  2. Transfer the pork chops to an airtight container and store for 3-4 days in the fridge. You can also keep pork chops in the freezer for 2-3 months. If frozen, I suggest letting the pork thaw fully the fridge overnight before reheating.


Serving: 1chop | Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 74g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 1919mg | Potassium: 1295mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 214IU | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg