This easy recipe for grilled pork chops starts with a spice rub to kick-start the flavor. A sweet and savory barbecue sauce starring guava really brings it home.

Grilled Pork Chops with Guava BBQ Sauce Recipe

  • Yield:

    4 servings

  • Total Time:

    40 mins

  • Prep Time:

    15 mins

  • Cook Time:

    25 mins


For the pork chops:
  • ½ cup Mazola® Corn Oil
  • 2 bone-in pork chops, 1 inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
For the guava BBQ sauce:
  • 8 ounces guava purée
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat the grill to high heat, 400°F to 425°F.
For the guava BBQ sauce:
  1. Step 1) Using a medium saucepan, add all ingredients, mix and cook on medium-low heat while stirring until the sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes.
  2. Step 2) Divide the sauce, setting aside half for basting and the other half for serving.
For the pork chops:
  1. Step 1) Make the pork-chop rub by mixing all the dry spices together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Step 2) Place both pork chops in a large container and then pour ½ cup Mazola® Corn Oil onto both pork chops, making sure each pork chop is fully coated with the Mazola® Corn Oil.
  3. Step 3) Season each pork chop with the dry rub.
  4. Step 4) When ready to start grilling, oil the grill grates.
  5. Step 5) Place the seasoned pork chops directly onto the grill, turning and basting with the BBQ sauce halfway through cooking. Cook for about 12 minutes total, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Discard any remaining basting sauce.
  6. Step 6) Serve the finished pork chops with the reserved guava BBQ sauce.

Recipe by Chris Valdes of @chefchrisvaldes