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Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad

Summer is about to wind down but we’re squeezing out every last second of fun while we can. We’re enjoying lazy weekends, cold treats, and grilled foods as long as possible. After attending the Great Texas Mosquito Festival this past weekend, I came home inspired to fire up the grill and make these Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad.

It's time to fire up the grill and enjoy the last days of summer with these delicious Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad.
This is a partnered post with the National Pork Board. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Mosquito Festival was filled with live music, good food, and was a regional stop of the “Get Grilling America” tour. While we were there we watched a BBQ competition, watched Celebrity Chef, Ernest Servantes, cook up some Smithfield St Louis Spare Ribs, and enjoyed some live music from local bands. It was a nice night out with just my husband, but I know the kids would have loved it, too.

Fire up the grill and make these delicious Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad.

We learned so much about grilling and I can’t wait to use some of what I learned to cook up some delicious, fall of the bone ribs before summer comes to a close. But until then, these Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad are on the menu. The best part, they’re super easy and they taste absolutely amazing.

Fire up the grill and make these delicious Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad.

This dish is a PERFECT option for all your summer time celebrations because it’s quick, easy, and the bean salad is served at room temperature. You don’t have to worry about keeping the salad cool or warm. Perfection, right?

Fire up the grill and make these delicious Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad.

Fire up the grill and make these delicious Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad.

Fire up the grill and make these delicious Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad.

Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad

Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes


Grilled Pork Chops

  • 4 Smithfield Bone-in Thick Cut Pork Chops
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Tuscan Bean Salad

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans white beans, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 2 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sliced green olives
  • 2 tablespoons finely sliced green onions, green part only
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste


For Grilled Pork Chops

  1. Smear the pork chops with 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides. You can set aside at room temperature for up to an hour, if needed.
  2. Prepare the grill for indirect grilling over medium heat, about 350°F - 375°F.
  3. Place pork chops on the grill over the direct-heat area and sear, turning once, until there are nice grill marks on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. Move pork chops to the indirect-heat area and close grill cover. Cook until pork chops are somewhat firm to the touch or until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into the center of a chop, away from bone, registers between 145°F - 160°F.
  5. Remove pork chops from the grill and allow to rest for at least 3 minutes.

For Tuscan Bean Salad

  1. In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together olive oil and lemon juice. Add the beans, sun-dried tomatoes, green olives, green onion, and parsley to bowl and toss to coat well.
  2. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired. Set aside until ready to serve

Remember – no matter which pork product you choose to grill, don’t overcook it! Grill your pork like a steak to get a tender, juicy product that offers both great taste and flavor.

Cook pork chops, loin roasts and pork tenderloin to an internal temperature between 145°F and 160°F, followed by a three-minute rest. For ground pork, always cook to an internal temperature of 160°F. For ribs, cook until tender.

Fire up the grill and make these delicious Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad.Smithfield’s Get Grilling America campaign is encouraging you to shop for great, quality fresh pork cuts right at your local Walmart meat case. For more recipe inspiration and grilling tips and tricks, follow Pork Be inspired, Smithfield, and Walmart or visit them on social media.

Fire up the grill and make these delicious Grilled Pork Chops with Tuscan Bean Salad.

What I love about Smithfield’s Extra Tender Fresh pork is that it’s more tender and juicy, so no matter the level of experience you have in the kitchen or at the grill, your pork is sure to impress.

How do you like your pork chops?

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    This looks amazing! I love pork chops on the grill.

  2. 2

    These grilled pork cops with tuscan bean salad look delicious! I will have to give it a try, I know beans are super good for you and something we’ve been advised to add to our family menu plan. Will give this recipe a whirl!

  3. 3

    That looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try this bean salad as a side. My husband grills up pork chops all the time!

  4. 4

    I love it when we have grilled chops. They are so good, and they go so well with anything. Thanks for this recipe!

  5. 5

    Those pork chops look so awesome… can’t wait to try them out when I get to my new place! (I love outdoors cooking!)

  6. 6

    This grilled pork chops with tuscan bean salad looks super yummy. I am going to have to try out the recipe and see if the family likes it 🙂

  7. 7

    That Tuscan bean salad looks so good. My husband lives grilled pork chops in the summer.

  8. 8

    What a delicious meal. I love a good pork chop and beans too.

  9. 9

    I’d love to make pork chops with a bean salad like this. We could use a change in our normal pork chop recipe!

  10. 10

    The Mosquito Festival sounds like my kind of festival! It’s definitely awesome and it’s nice to know that you learned some tips about cooking and grilling as well! I’d love to try this recipe out!

  11. 11

    I need to add that bean salad to my list of side dishes. I always run out of ideas for those.

  12. 12

    Wow, this sounds like a well-rounded dinner option. My husband would probably go head over heels for that steak.

  13. 13

    We like grilled pork chops. It is always a staple in our family BBQs. The Tuscan bean salad is the perfect side dish too. I will include this in our meal plan next week.

  14. 14

    I’ll certainly try this recipe. The Tuscan bean salad looks delicious, and of course, the pork chops… yummy! Thanks Crystal!

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