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Grilled Pork Chop Sandwiches with 5 Minute Cole Slaw

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 5


One of my favorite 30 minute meals! Easy grilled pork chop sandwiches with a super fast 5 minute coleslaw and some barbecue sauce on top.


  • 1 package AdapTable Smokey Mesquite Pork Loin Chops (1 pound, about 5 pork chops)
  • 1 bag pre-cut coleslaw, 14 ounces
  • 1 large sweet apple, such as gala
  • 6 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white or rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 brioche or high-quality burger buns for serving
  • barbecue sauce for serving


  1. 15-20 minutes before you plan to cook the meat, remove it from the fridge and let the meat rest at room temperature.
  2. While the pork is resting, make your coleslaw.
  3. Add the chopped coleslaw mix (preshredded cabbage and carrots) to a large bowl.
  4. Use a cheese grater to shred the apple into the bowl (leaving the core behind); if you like larger pieces of apple, you can finely chop the apple instead of grating it.
  5. Add the green onions (use both the white and green parts of the green onions for this recipe).
  6. Add the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Stir well to combine. Set aside.
  7. Preheat your grill over high heat. Clean and oil the grates.
  8. Reduce the heat to medium and place the pork chops on the grill.
  9. Cook for 2 to 2.5 minutes on each side or until the pork reaches 145 degrees F. on an instant-read thermometer; these pork chops will cook very quickly. Be sure to not overcook them as it will dry them out.
  10. Remove the pork from the grill and let it rest for 3 minutes.
  11. To make your sandwiches, place a cooked pork chop on the bottom of one bun, top with 1/4 cup of the coleslaw mixture, and add 2 tablespoons of barbecue sauce on top of the coleslaw. Put the top bun on the sandwich and enjoy! Repeat with remaining ingredients.


  • The chopped coleslaw is just the cabbage and the carrots chopped up. You don't need the kit that has the dressing in it, you are making your own.
  • You can sub the green onions with 1/4 of a small red onion. Just grate the onion when you grate the apple. You'll need about 1/4 cup, but definitely make it to taste, depending on how strong the onion is.
  • The coleslaw is a bit vinegary and I like it like that. It goes well on the sandwich with the sweet barbecue sauce. Feel free to adjust the vinegar, sugar, and salt/pepper to your liking. If you don’t want the coleslaw on top of the sandwich, feel free to serve it on the side.
  • This recipe is also amazing with my easy refrigerator pickles on it, I'd highly recommend whipping up a batch and serving them with this pork chop sandwich.
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: grilling
  • Cuisine: American

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