Keto Grilled Pork Chops with Compound Butter

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  • prep time

    prep time

    10 min

  • cook time

    cook time

    15 min

  • ready time

    ready time

    25 min

Keto Grilled Pork Chops with Compound Butter

Everyone loves a delicious grilled pork chop! Pork chops tend to be lean, so these are paired with a herbaceous compound butter that melts wonderfully over the hot pork chops. Make extra of these to have on hand in the fridge as they make great leftovers to be used in hash or on a sandwich made with Keto bread and plenty of sliced cheese. Day of, these pork chops can be paired with a nice Low Carb salad or a Keto side dish recipe made with dark green vegetables or cauliflower mash.

What herbs are in the compound butter?

This recipe utilizes fresh thyme, but feel free to add parsley, dill, sage, rosemary, and more.

Is this dish Carnivore-friendly?

Yes, because this dish is made with meat and butter only it makes the perfect Carnivore-friendly meal. Feel free to add additional butter to amp up the amount of fats in the meal to suit your calorie intake.

What can I serve with this dish?

If you are on a Carnivore diet, serve this dish with a pate or fish roe. For Keto, serve it with any salad or dark green vegetable side dish. Try this summertime Avocado Cucumber salad:

https://www.carbmanager.com/recipe-detail/ug:2a7aefbb-b06b-ecf5-ee7f-7f281bd1047f/avocado-cucumber-salad

Note Serving weight includes the bone.

  • Net Carbs

    0.8 g

  • Fiber

    0.3 g

  • Total Carbs

    1.1 g

  • Protein

    63 g

  • Fats

    42.7 g

654 cals

Keto Grilled Pork Chops with Compound Butter

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Ingredients

  • Pork Loin Center Chops Or Roast Bone-in Lean Meat And Fat Raw

    Pork Loin Center Chops Or Roast Bone-in Lean Meat And Fat Raw

    4 lb

  • Coarse Kosher Salt

    Coarse Kosher Salt

    2 tbsp

  • Garlic powder

    Garlic powder

    2 tsp

  • Butter

    Butter

    1 stick

  • Lemon Peel Or Zest Raw

    Lemon Peel Or Zest Raw

    2 tsp

  • Thyme, fresh

    Thyme, fresh

    2 tbsp

  • Coarse Kosher Salt

    Coarse Kosher Salt

    2 tbsp

Recipe Steps

steps 3

25 min

  • Step 1

    Preheat a grill until it is hot, around 400-450 F. While the grill is preheating, season the pork chops with the garlic powder and kosher salt on both sides.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Place them onto the grill and cook them for several minutes on the first side. Flip them to the other side and cook for another few minutes. Then flip them again but turn them 90 degrees to make a crosshatch pattern. Then repeat on the other side. The total cooking time should be around 5-7 minutes, depending on your grill. You will want to look for pork chops that are cooked through and have reached an internal temperature of at least 145 F.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    While the pork chops are cooking, make the compound butter combining softened/room temperature butter, lemon zest and the fresh thyme leaves together. Add the kosher salt and mix well.
    Step 3

Comments 4

  • Jjriley

    Jjriley 8 months ago

    Awesome recipe, lemon zest added to the flavor

    • StellarMacadamia369542

      StellarMacadamia369542 3 years ago

      What do you do with the lemon zest/peel from the ingredients??

      • GorgeousCauliflowers

        GorgeousCauliflowers 10 months ago

        I added to the butter it was fine

      • MoxieKeto

        MoxieKeto 3 years ago

        Good question - they totally left that out. It goes with the butter. Thyme and lemon are common in compound butter. Although it's usually the juice and not the zest. This seems like a lot of zest for this use. I would scale back personally and add a little juice instead.