Caramelized Cajun Pork Chops

Pounding the pork chops trims the time on the grill and ensures even cooking.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Grill: 8 Minutes


4 (1/2-inch-thick) boneless pork loin chops
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
Salt to taste


1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Place pork chops between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/2-inch thickness using a rolling pin or flat side of a meat mallet.

2. Stir together brown sugar and Cajun seasoning; rub mixture over pork chops. Grill pork chops, covered with grill lid, 4 minutes on each side or until done. Season with salt to taste.