Barbecued Basil Pork Chops

    35 minutes

    Grilled on the barbie, these Italian inspired chops are topped with tomato, mozzarella cheese, basil, oregano and garlic. Try for a new flavour of barbecue.

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    Serves: 5 

    • 5 boneless pork chops
    • 1 pinch salt and black pepper, to taste
    • 5 slices tomato
    • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
    • 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 5 slices mozzarella cheese

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat a barbecue for medium heat.
    2. Season the pork chops with salt and black pepper then arrange in the bottom of a foil tray; top each with a tomato slice. Divide the basil, oregano and garlic between the pork chops then drizzle with the olive oil. Cover the tray with aluminium foil.
    3. Cook on the preheated barbecue until the pork is no longer pink in the centre, about 25 minutes. Remove the tray from the barbecue; top each pork chop with a slice of mozzarella cheese, replace the aluminium foil over the tray then wait until the cheese melts (3 to 5 minutes) before serving.

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    I followed the recipe exactly, but cooked it in the oven and it was very tasty and moist. It came together easy and looked so pretty! Fresh herbs are the key! Thanks so much for sharing as this is definitely a keeper!  -  22 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    When reading the recipe, I thought wow, this should be really good! But I made a couple of modifications that proved to be the undoing of this meal. My thought was if I seared the pork chops directly on the grill first, before placing the other ingredients on top, they’d take on a nice grilled exterior and a smokier flavor. After searing the chops I transferred them to a foil tray. I layered on the tomatoes, basil, garlic and mozzarella and then put the pan back on the grill. However, by doing this, the flavors didn’t get a chance to marry. This likely wouldn’t have been the case had I followed the directions as written. As a result, my version was a disappointing two stars, whereas had I followed directions it would likely have been rated the four stars I originally expected it to be.  -  22 Apr 2012  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe is titled correctly. It is AMAZING! It is easy to prepare and it is delicious. I used shredded mozzarella because that is the type I had on hand. I prepared 10 pork chops. and served at a brunch, along with fresh fruit, fluffy scrambled eggs, homemade hash browns and toast. I did not explain to our guests what the dish was named other than it was a pork chop. It took less than 3 minutes for someone to say, "This is delicious - it tastes just like pizza. WOW" These chops could be served at any meal or for any occasion. I have added it to my future holiday menu for the Thanksgiving/Christmas holidays. Thank you so much for sharing. A definite keeper for me!  -  06 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)