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Winner, Winner And a Grilled Pork Chop Dinner

Winner, Winner And a Grilled Pork Chop Dinner

It’s almost time for the Fourth of July, but before we get there, you know what time it is right?

It’s time to announce the winner of our Great American Cookout Giveaway! We had almost 700 entries and…

*Drum Roll Please*

Congratulations to LAURA SHOOK of South Williamsport! Laura is getting all set up with a new grill courtesy of Elery Nau Hardware; she’ll also have everything she needs for a Fourth of July BBQ with a gift card to Rupert’s Specialty Meats and another to Frosty Beverage. What more could a person need to celebrate Independence Day? Well, I guess the only other thing would be to have all this stuff delivered to your doorstep and Jimmy and Charlie are going to take care of that too!

I have to give an extra shout out to Paul from Elery Nau, Mike from Rupert’s and of course Chet from Frosty Beverage! They are always down to help support these contests and we are very much appreciative of that support. Jimmy absolutely loves to give stuff away, and these three always make it as easy as possible!

Much like how you should never return a plate or dish empty, I think it’s polite to send our Great American Cookout Giveaway winner off with a recipe to try on their new grill.

These grilled pork chops are soaked in a flavorful marinade, then cooked to golden brown perfection. A quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for any BBQ or summer gathering!

Grilled Pork Chops

• 4 pork chops bone in, or boneless
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
• 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
• 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
• 1 teaspoons lemon zest
• 2 teaspoons parsley leaves chopped, plus more for garnish
• 2 teaspoons thyme leaves chopped
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper
• 1 teaspoon minced garlic


Place the pork chops in a bowl or resealable gallon sized bag.

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, lemon zest, parsley, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic.

Pour the marinade over the meat. Marinate for at least 1 hour, or up to 8 hours.

Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium heat.

Place the pork on the grill. Cook for 6-8 minutes per side or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the chop registers 145 degrees F.

Let the meat rest for 5 minutes, then serve. Garnish with additional chopped parsley if desired.