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Pork Chops on the Grill - St Louis for Free

Serves: 1-2 chops per diner - butter's enough for 4 chops     Difficulty: Easy     Meal: Main Dish    

From my RV kitchen

Rich in history, culture, diverse neighborhoods, and just plain old fun, St Louis, Missouri is a great place to visit in your RV. And the cherry on top? There are so many FREE things to do that the spendiest part of your sightseeing will be the metrorail fare!

You'll have to start at the Gateway Arch - another gem of our National Park System - an amazing feat! Visit the Budweiser Clydesdales, immerse yourself in museums, Segway Forest Park, and don't miss the world's largest collection of mosaic art. Not enough for ya? Check out the well-done St Louis Visitors Website for 25 must-sees.

Meantime, our culinary adventures take us once again to the grill via some simple and delicious garlic, dijon, thyme compound butter and center cut boneless pork chops. Quick, simple and tasty...see if you agree!


1 or 2 boneless, center cut pork chops per diner - trimmed of all fat

Compound Butter:

1/8 stick butter - softened to room temperature
1t dijon mustard
2 cloves of fresh garlic - finely minced
1/8 t dried thyme


Pre-heat grill on high.

Trim chops and allow to come to room temperature.

Combine all compound butter ingredients and set aside.

Grill chops for 1 minute. Flip chops and grill 1 more minute. Reduce grill heat to medium and grill chops 2 more minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Add a dollop of compound butter on each chop 30 seconds to 1 minute before chops are done.

Remove from heat and cover. Allow to sit for 3-5 minutes for temperature to rise and juices to redistribute. 

Top with a dollop of butter just before serving.

Additional Tips

Experiment with the compound butter ingredients. What's your pleasure? Chipotle chilies, apple and cinnamon (great with chops), sage and rosemary?

Make your compound butter in advance or just to have on hand and freeze. A pretty way to do this is to spray a piece of plastic wrap with non-stick spray, spoon the compound butter on the spray, and roll into a log. Wrap well, freeze, and cut pats from the log as needed. Yummy!!  

Interested in visiting St Louis but not interested in camping that close? Check out Sundermeier RV Park & Conference Center in St Charles, MO - about 25 miles away. In addition to being an award-winning park I understand they serve a mighty fine prime rib dinner.

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