Grilled Pork Chops, Ginger Barbecue Sauce; figs

I posted a recipe for Grilled Chicken Breasts with Ginger Barbecue Sauce last month.

The Barbecue Sauce is the same – but it’s so good it deserves to be repeated.

Actually, there is enough barbecue sauce for both the chicken and pork, so I usually make one batch of sauce and grill both within the week.

The marinades, however, are different.

As they should be…. different meat; different flavors.

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Grilled Pork Chops, Ginger Barbecue Sauce

Ginger and dry mustard add a bit of heat and a lot of umami to this easy barbecue sauce. Use on pork, chicken, turkey, burgers….

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American


  • 24 pork chops – depending on size, 12oz of boneless (360gr)
  • Marinade:
  • 1 tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs ketchup
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • Ginger Barbecue Sauce:
  • 1 cup tomato sauce, 8oz (240ml)
  • 2 tbs molasses
  • 2 tbs cider vinegar or other vinegar
  • 12 tsp dry mustard    try 1 tsp, taste after heating, add more if you like
  • 12 tsp ground ginger  try 1 tsp, taste after heating, add more if you like
  • 1 tbs soy sauce


  • Mix all ingredients for marinade and pour over chops.  Let marinate for 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Cook on barbecue for 5 – 8 minutes a side or until done basting each side with barbecue sauce.  Should be slightly pink in the center or near bone when done – take a peak
  • Or fry in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat the same amount of time.  Serve, with Ginger Barbecue Sauce on the side.
  • Ginger Barbecue Sauce
  • Heat all ingredients in a small saucepan, whisking to combine.  Bring to a simmer just long enough to combine all ingredients.


Remove 2 – 3 tbs barbecue sauce to use for basting rather than dipping the basting brush or spoon into that entire sauce.

Keywords: barbecue, grilled pork chops

Grilled Pork Chops, Ginger Barbecue Sauce

We have not been very happy, chez nous, for the past week.

Two days out of the past ten have been nice. The rest have been cold with sun followed by downpours and totally dominated by high winds.

Frankly, all of us are getting quite tired of it all.

Both dogs have been hiding in the pantry most days as they don’t like wind or storms.

What they do like is to have the door open.

Bonnie, especially,

She is our head door-dog:

This is her preferred spot whenever the weather is decent enough to have the door open.

Guapa will be out patrolling the property, protecting us from lizards, birds and bunnies.

Bonnie will be in the doorway, surveying her domain…. Sometimes her eyes will even be open.

On the other hand, the high winds have brought down bucket-loads of figs.

Both dogs know that, when given treats, they go to their respective beds to eat them.

Bonnie has been bringing figs in to eat on her bed.

Guapa’s waiting for the plums….

4 thoughts on “Grilled Pork Chops, Ginger Barbecue Sauce; figs”

  1. My old dog Pepper was called the Kingdom Dog as he always like Bonnie was surveying this ‘back yard’ kingdom from the high perch of the back doorstep !!

  2. What a great pic of Bonnie!

    We’ve had a deluge all day today. In the past ten days, we might have had three nice days. The rest have been overly wet, chilled high winds, and just generally miserable. I know how you feel.

    • I just went upstairs to get ready to go work outside…. I looked out the window and it was raining, again. The sun had been shining a minute ago. Now it will be too wet, again. Sigh….

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