Blackberry Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

I love pork. No seriously, like I REALLY love pork. It’s my favorite kind of meat. If I could eat only one kind of meat all day, every day, it’d be pork. And these pork chops I got from US Wellness Meats are ridiculous. They are so stupid good. It took a lot of self control to not eat the entire package I had bought. If you haven’t checked out their meats yet, do it. DO IT NOW.

So I tend to talk about myself a lot on this blog. But I actually really do like other people and other things!! So I wanted to share some of my favorite things out there, like some of my friends companies, blogs, and just some of the best websites out there! Sharings caring. Fact.

I have friends who have a lot of talent!!

  • Check out my friend Tommy’s clothing line: Buckley Omega. Tommy is one of those people who has a lot of tattoos and is super good looking, but he still acts like I’m cool enough to hang out with him. Thanks Tommy. I appreciate your friendship. Check out his line of women’s AND men’s clothing!!
  • My close friends own Renegade Fitness. They are the guys who make my shirts and headbands! So rad. Awesome people with awesome goals. Check them out!

CrossFitters are the best bloggers:

  • So I met a girl named Michaela over the weekend at Regionals and I literally fell in love. Probably because she has the best legs on the entire planet, BUT I also found out she runs a blog called Hungry Fitness. She told me she updates her instagram more because she can show what she’s eating regularly and I LOVE her for that. I’m pretty much a pro now on instagram with 21 photos, so I’m catching up to her few hundreds rather quickly. Follow her on instagram @hungryfitness!
  • I love this girl. Hands down, one of my favorite CrossFitters out there. Jaelyn is a phenomenal CrossFitter who talks about her experiences and beliefs on her website Where Wild Things Play. I get to train with her soon. NO BIG DEAL.

Who else looks for paleo blog daily? I do!! I like reading other people blogs. People come up with the coolest sh*t.

And sometimes I’d rather just look at food porn than do anything else.

That’s a lot of websites for you to check out. Looks like you’re not getting any work done today. My b.


Blackberry Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 14 mins
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x


  • 12lbs US Wellness Meats Pork Chops
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 12 ounces fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • pinch of salt


  1. Turn your grill on!! If you don’t know how to light it, I can’t help you.
  2. Place pork chops on a plate and cover your pork chops in some cinnamon, thyme, salt and pepper on both side and press into the pork chop.
  3. While your grill heats up, place a small saucepan over medium heat on your stove top and add your blackberries, balsamic vinegar, water, and a pinch of salt.
  4. Let the sauce begin to mix together, stirring frequently to make sure it doesn’t burn on the bottom.
  5. Turn heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Then pour half of the sauce into a bowl (you can leave the blackberries in the saucepan because you’ll just use them to top your chops off later).
  7. Use a glazing brush to glaze one side of your pork chop then place that glazed side down onto your grill.
  8. Then glaze the other side, cover grill and let cook for 5-7 minutes per side. I glazed each side of my pork chop probably 3-4 times to make sure as much blackberry sauce as possible could be soaked up by the chop. Make sure your chop is cooked on both sides and cook completely through before removing from grill. (took me about 12-14 minutes total).
  9. Once your pork chops are all done cooking, add to plate and top with your leftover blackberry sauce that has been simmering and thickening up.
  10. Then eat until your cry. So delicious.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


86 thoughts on “Blackberry Glazed Grilled Pork Chops”

  1. Holy balls, that looks amazing! Blackberries are so frickin’ good! Question for you: have you ever done the WOD Murph? Apparently, my CF does this every Memorial Day and I’m trying to decide whether or not to even attempt it.

  2. to Stephanie- 10000% do murph, even if you have to scale it. it’s such an amazing experience to come and work out with your whole box and tackle such a hard and meaningful workout together. you will feel awesome (once you catch your breath) after you are done. and in the food porn category, i’d like to introduce im both sorry and not sorry for sharing this lol

    1. I guess I’m just not sure how you could scale it. I mean, I’ll use a band on the pull-ups and do push-ups on my knees. I’m just not sure that I can finish, especially the running. Thank you for the encouragement, I will keep thinking about it!

      1. Just talk to your coaches Steph. Tell them what you’re worried about. ANYTHING can be scaled. Distance, rep scheme. All of it 🙂 it’s a great experience to do with everyone from your gym!

        1. I will definitely talk to them. I googled the WOD and found the reason/namesake for Murph and now I definitely have to do it…even if it takes me an hour to finish! Thanks JB and Laura 🙂

      2. Some gyms will even scale to :Murphie” or “Smurph” or some other cute term to cut distance and reps in half (e.g. 800m, 50 pullups, 100 pushups, 150 squats, 800m) to accomodate various capabilities.

  3. Thank you so much for all the awesome links! As you said, I will not be getting much work done today thank you very much!

  4. thanks for all the links I love getting lost in the blog world for hours sometimes. You’re right, people are creative and smart out there and I love learning new view points.

  5. I love this recipe and love your blog!! Sad to say I’m one of those person who don’t how to grill (I know I’m lame) can I bake the pork chop and if I can how long should I bake it for?

  6. Um, yum! I don’t know why I torture myself nearly every day looking at your food porn, but I totally do. And yay for all the links! I needed more blogs to read!

  7. I have always enjoyed your posts, but as of today, I hate them. You introduced to me atleast six new links. Do you realize what this means? C’mon now, girl. Before going Paleo, (still transitioning) I spent undo hours looking at the Food Network site, Epicurious, Cooks Illustrated. But when I went Paleo, I got rid of all my food porn sites. It didn’t take long to replace them with new stuff (atleast its healthy stuff!!!) Or is it… those desserts on Health Habits? uhhh, that’s like the XXX of all food porn. So, I’m not really sure if I should hate you or love you.

  8. This was great! Thanks Juli! I can’t wait to try it with huckleberries. Our whole crew will be in Puyallup as well.

  9. thanks. two hours later, im still reading the blogs on your list when im supposed to be writing a research proposal on ballerinas/eating disorders!! Great blogs!

  10. Made these tonight with the hubster. Holy Frick! These were A-W-E-S-O-M-E. Ate them with some sweet potato fries. Just started eating paleo two weeks ago; signed up at local crossfit box two weeks ago. Woo ha!

  11. This looks FRACKING A-mazing! Thanks for all the great recipes and your awesome, funny, blunt blog! It makes my day! Def going to check your links out – always looking for more to read!

  12. Wow!! You are the coolest! I don’t think I have ever ha someone give me a shutout on their blog, especially someone as amazing as you!! I’m SO glad I got to meet you at regionals!! 🙂 and I’m super frequent with posting to instagram, but I’ve been slacking a bit on my blog. I’ll be posting 2-3 recipes each week from here on out. Thanks for the love girl!! 🙂
    Michaela Beth.

  13. Hi Juli
    I just found your blog today and made these porkchops. Oh yes. Ate until I cried! Congratulations on the epic weekend!! I cant even imagine!! Ive been CF for less than 3 months and it is changing my life! I’m an ultra runner and never thought I would want to try something new. Love love love it. I entered Murphy event at another box on Memorial Day. Cant wait to do the WOD-meet others involved in CF and enjoy a paleo potluck afterward. Ill have to use one of your recipies!

  14. THANK YOU!!!! These were superb. In fact, so superb that I made them twice this week. Yes, twice! Once with raspberries for my own personal consumption, and then, your way for my Mother’s Day feast. These were so freakin easy, and out of this world tasty!! I was the toast of the table, so I had to share the love and thank you:)

  15. I totally agree that Michaela rocks. She is hands down one of the best people ever! These pork chops are simply divine.

  16. So glad I found your site! have already made several recipes and shared with non-paleo people who loved them. I’m trying to be paleo and ready to jump in 100% instead of this 80% i’ve been boarding on for awhile. thanks ahead of time for your recipe help!

    i’m bad at figuring out side dishes. what goes well with something like this? or pork in general? if anyone has good recommendations i’d love them!

  17. So I just made this last night. It smells so good and looks amazing. Unfortunately I couldn’t eat it because I decided to make dinner on the day I was fasting. So i’m so excited for tonight to finally try it out.

  18. Omg is right! This was soooo delish for our dinner tonight…you never cease to amaze me with your recipes! Wore my tank to the gym tonight and recruited at least 3 new people for you!

  19. So, yeah. A month or so ago, I tried making a blackberry sauce on my own (before I found you), and it was awful! This was so simple and delicious. I am DEFINITELY using this recipe again. Thank you. Thank you.

  20. I did this with grilled chicken tonight, very good :0) with a side of purple potatoes and salad. if you can get purple potatoes try them…they’re good and fun too!

  21. This looks *amazing!* I’ve Pinned it and I cannot wait to make it. Excellent blog, btw! I’ve considered going paleo before, but really, this site is strongly influencing me. Well done.

  22. These are AMAZING! Seriously was in heaven eating them tonight. Paired them with Sweet Potato Latkes and steamed on the grill broccoli & cauliflower that was fresh from the Farmers Market this morning. Serious goodness and an excellent way to end my official Day 2 of going Paleo.

  23. These were really tasty!! Served them with broiled green beans and steamed carrots. Only thing I didn’t like was the blackberry seeds — kept feeling like I was eating tiny shards of bone. Think I’ll try this with blueberries next time.

  24. This was one of the first paleo recipes I tried and wow! Loved ’em! The pictures were so enticing and delicious looking I just had to try. Thanks for doing such an excellent blog. Its entertaining and interesting and I look forward to trying more of your recipes. In fact I am trying your Jambalaya recipe tonight!

  25. Wholly crap (not literally) my hubby and I made this last night, with mashed sweet potatoes and avocado. Amazing!!! Now I’m eating the leftovers with eggs all smothered in blackberry sauce….I licked my plate clean. Thank you for this!!

  26. I am trying to love pork. After eating this dish, I understand why you love pork. This was SO good.

    I forgot to buy blackberries, so I used blueberries instead. AMAZING.

    Thank you! On my way to my blog to write about it 🙂

  27. So, the balsamic vinegar made my house smell a little like dirty feet, but the chops were WELL worth it!! I remember hating pork chops as a kid, so I’m making sure to give this recipe to my moms 😉

  28. I’ve got all the ingredients but JUST realized I’m out of balsamic vinegar! Would this be ok if i substituted something else like red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar?

  29. This recipe looks great. This is not a complaint, but FYI ..I could not get the print button to work. It just opens the page again in another tab. Could be my pilot error, but letting you know anyway 😉

  30. Oh my goodness. You are amazing, this was amazing. I was really scared that I wouldn’t make it through my whole30 journey but if I can keep finding foods like this it may turn into a whole60.

    Thank you.

  31. This article on is bookmark worthy in my opinion. It’s worth saving for future reference. It’s fascinating reading with many valid points for contemplation. I have to concur on almost every point made within this article.

  32. Soooo – I just made this for lunch, and can I just tell you how YUMMY it was ??!? I did make some substitutions, I used Cranberries vs. Blackberries ( only because I did not have any blackberries and too lazy to go get some ), and I pan fried the chops in coconut oil vs. grilling ( this was because it is just tooo dang hot outside right now), lastly I added some fresh chopped garlic to the pan. I used the same concept you gave in the recipe and the chops came out beautiful ! As I was eating, no devouring these chops, I was thinking of all the other wonderful berries that can be used with the recipe: Raspberries, Strawberries, and maybe even Blueberries. Just a suggestion. 🙂

  33. Best pork EVER! I served this with grilled broc, carrots, cauliflower, and butternut squash and it was amazing! Thanks so much!

  34. These pork chops have changed my life! Love your blog and can’t wait for your cookbook – though the cookbook won’t be as easy to read in my office while pretending to work…

  35. this was really weird. just had to say it. i made it for breakfast and i didn’t think the blackberries went with the porkchops at all. the porkchops came out delicious though since i cooked them in bacon fat- i just wish the blackberries weren’t there haha

  36. These were really good! Even my extremely picky husband loved them! The kids ate the blackberries and picked at the meat. I will make again!

  37. These. Were. Amazeballs! My hubby does not care for “swine”, as he calls it, but he gobbled these up and is game to eat them again.

  38. Love your site so much!
    I’m just wondering, what other berry you would recommend using?
    We don’t seem to have the abundance of blackberries in Australia that you guys do!
    But we have easily found grass-fed animals so I guess it makes up for it. Haha.

  39. Love your site so much!
    I’m just wondering, what other berry you would recommend using?
    We don’t seem to have the abundance of blackberries in Australia that you guys do!
    But we have easily found grass-fed animals so I guess it makes up for it. Haha.

  40. I was a little scared about making this recipe, I’m not going to lie. Last night we made it as the first dinner in our first Whole30 and we were blown away by how delicious it was. I maybe used more cinnamon and thyme that this on ours, but I loved it! We will definitely be making this one again! Great combination and so glad we tried it! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipes with us!

  41. WOW!!

    I have a hard time with cooking. Have really just learned how to and feel pretty inept in the kitchen. I dont say too many nice things about my own food is what I’m trying to say. After taking my first bite of chop, I said that it was the best thing I had ever made. What an amazing thing to be able to say! I cant thank you enough for this recipe, in fact for all your recipes. I use them more than I can say and love them all. This one just blew me away though.

    Thank you for sharing your recipes and I cant wait to start on the ones in your book. I just keep coming back here to find more on the blog lol

  42. Quick questions. If you do these on the stove top in a pan, do you still glaze the chops? And what temp would you recommend for stove top cooking on this recipe?

  43. I made this last night. My husband and I both think these are the best pork chops we’ve ever had! They had such great flavor!

  44. So making this on the weekend. Definitely a recipe I think both the hubby and the kids will love!

  45. This was awesome.

    I added a tablespoon of coconut oil to the blackberry mixture and pan-cooked them (also with a bit of butter to grease the pan). I don’t know what it is about the viniagrette/blackberry mixture, but this was to die for.

    Husband ate all the pork chops. No leftovers 🙁

  46. I was looking for a good pork chop recipe and now I’ve found it!!! My husband and I had this last night and it was utterly AMAZING!!! We followed the recipe exactly and served it with skillet sweet potatoes with a hint of cinnamon and thyme added as well. Thank you for another great recipe!!

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