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Marinated Grilled Smothered Pork Chops

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 4
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Flavorful pork chops covered with caramelized onions and melted smoked gouda cheese.
by: Sarah Walker Caron
Updated Sep 6, 2017
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  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • 1 cup Italian dressing
  • 2 Vidalia onions, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Olive oil
  • Smoked gouda cheese, cut into thin slices


  • 1
    Combine the pork chops and Italian dressing in a resealable bag. Seal and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to marinate.
  • 2
    Heat the grill on its medium setting until good and hot. Or prepare charcoals for grilling.
  • 3
    Brush the slices of Vidalia onions with olive oil on both sides. Place on the hot grill and cook for 3-5 minutes per side until softened and beginning to brown. Remove from the grill and set aside.
  • 4
    Remove the pork chops from the marinade. Place on the grill and cook for 6-8 minutes per side until cooked through. Transfer to indirect heat and cover each of the pork chops with the grilled onions (there will be extra onions, reserve them and serve as a side dish) and slices of smoked gouda cheese. Close the grill and let the cheese melt for 1-2 minutes.
  • 5
    Serve immediately.

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More About This Recipe

  • I’ve always thought of pork chops as being the boring meat. The last resort. The one that you make when you’ve made everything else too many times. But this pork chop recipe? It’s anything but boring. You have smoked gouda cheese, sweet grilled Vidalia onions and marinated pork chops. It’s a total celebration of flavors. Make sure to grab a little of each in every bite. It’s amazing like that. So, how’d I come up with this? This recipe was an evolution. It started a few weeks ago when we were discussing dinner options. Pork chops were on sale, so we decided to marinate them in Italian dressing. We happened to have some Vidalia onions, so we grilled those too. The pork was incredible. It was moist and nuanced. A little crispy on the outside. I’ve never loved chops like I loved those. And the onions were a perfect pair. That got me thinking, what about a smothered pork chop? With cheese. The onions would be intentional and not an afterthought. Then Marinated Grilled Smothered Pork Chops was born.Before you get overwhelmed thinking about it, this recipe is super easy. You need to marinate the chops in advance, but once you do, it’s a simple 1-2-3 to grill and assemble everything. You’ll have extra onions too, so serve those bad boys on the side.
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