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Smoked pork chops are the perfect meal to serve up for those special days and occasions like Labor Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day or Independence Day. Without spending a lot of money, you can feed a lot of people a high-quality meat and impress your guests. When you see how easy it is, you will want to prepare it all the time!
If you want to know more about smoked pork chops recipe, all you have to do is read on!
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How To Make Smoked Pork Chops
- Four bone-in pork loin chops, 510 – 566 g and two inches thickness
- For the brine:
- One-gallon water
- Kosher salt, ½ cup
- Granulated sugar, ½ cup
- One tbsp. peppercorn
For the rub:
- Brown sugar, ¼ cup
- One tsp onion powder
- One tbsp. chili powder
- One tsp garlic powder
- One tsp cumin
- Two tsp kosher salt
- One tsp paprika
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
It is best to start preparing it at least eight hours before you want to serve it. The first thing you need to do is brine the meat. You will need a large bowl and one-gallon water.
Combine the ingredients for the brine in that bowl and easily start to pour in the water. Begin with two glasses of warm water so you can easily dissolve the sugar and salt. After you have done that, add more water until it reaches the one gallon. The brine solution needs to be cold so you can fully submerge the chops. After you cover it, put in the fridge and let it rest for about six to eight hours.
Set the smoker temperature at 175 to 200 degrees F. Remove the meat from the brine and use a paper towel to pat dry it. After you have done that correctly, place it in the appliance. Use applewood, mesquite or hickory to smoke the meat for about an hour. After that, the meal can be reserved or cooked in the fridge for a couple of hours.
Use one tbsp. of the rub, apply it to both sides of the chop and cook it. Place it on the heat directly and grill it for about thirty minutes. Just before they are done, move it to the indirectly heated place. The temperature should be 14 degrees F. Before you serve it after you have removed it from the grill, leave it to rest for about five minutes.
At this point, the chop will be juicy and pink, but you shouldn’t worry about the color. If you have reached 140 degrees F temperature in the meat’s thickest part then we can say that it is safe for you to consume it. Or you can also cook at hundred and fifty degrees F, before removing from indirect heat, if you prefer a chop that is well grilled.
1. Sauerkraut And Potatoes With Smoked Pork Chops
- Two smoked pork chops
- Mashed potatoes, 1 ½ cups
- Three tbsp. Russian sweet mustard
- Pepper and salt
- One tbsp. butter
- Combine the kraut and potatoes. Use the half potato mixture/sauerkraut in a pie plate. Over it spread 1 ½ the mustard. Put the chops on it and spread over the remaining mustard.
- Use the rest of the sauerkraut to cover and season with pepper and salt. On the top place a bit of butter. After you have sealed it with foil, bake it for 45 minutes or one hour in an oven at the 350 degrees F. For the last fifteen minutes you can remove the foil, so that potatoes on the top get that brown color.
2. Maple Baked Apples With Smoked Pork Chops
- Four smoked pork chops, one inch thick
- One diced Rome apple, large
- Yellow raisins, ¼ cup
- One tbsp. butter
- Two sliced yellow onions, small
- One tsp fresh thyme, chopped
- ¼ tsp pepper
- Two tbsp. maple syrup
- Chicken broth, ½ cup
- One tbsp. flour, all-purpose
- Set the oven to the 375 degrees F. In a non-stick, large skillet, over medium-high heat, brown chops for three to five minutes. Turn the meat only once. After you have removed it from the skillet, put it in the dish that is 13 x 9 inches. Spread raisins and apple pieces along the sides and over the top.
- Add pepper, thyme, onions, and butter to the skillet and cook for about 15 minutes or until the onions are tender and browned. Remove it and place on a dish. You can arrange it around and over the chops. Mix flour, syrup and chicken broth, and place into the baking dish.
- The final step is to use the foil to cover the meal and bake until the sauce is bubbling, for about twenty-five to thirty minutes. If you want to prepare this meal without gluten, just use gluten-free all-purpose flour, gluten-free maple syrup, and gluten-free chicken broth.
3. Pineapple And Smoked Pork Chops
- Six smoked pork chops
- Six pineapple slices, including juice
- Brown sugar 1/3 cup
- Two tbsp. brown mustard, spicy
- One finely chopped sweet onion, medium
- Four tbsp. butter
- Two tbsp. unsalted butter
- One or two crushed garlic cloves
- Pepper and salt
- Set the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt four tbsp. of butter over low – medium heat in a medium-sized skillet and add sugar into it. Keep stirring until dissolved and place into it the sweet onions. Don’t let the onions brown, mix it well and cook until they are tender.
- Include the pineapples with the juice, forming them in one layer. Leave them on a lower heat, for five to seven minutes to caramelize. After you have done this, remove them.
- Add water 1 ½ cups into a skillet and put pork chops in it after it starts to boil. Cook them for about five to six minutes, or until they no longer have the pink color. When they are done, remove them from heat and water.
- Over medium-high heat in another skillet that is large, melt two tbsp. unsalted butter. Then include garlic and continue to cook for another minute. Add to the mixture mustard stirring it well. Sprinkle salt and pepper to each side of chops and place them with the mustard and garlic. Be careful to cook them for five to seven minutes on each. While doing that, do not move them. After you have removed the chops from heat, leave them to rest for about two minutes.
- To an ungreased large baking dish transfer pork chops arranging them in one layer. On top of each meat, place one pineapple slice and spoon over them the onions. Bake them until they are done for about fifteen to twenty minutes. Enjoy your meal!
4. Okra And Corn With Smoked Pork Chops
- Four smoked pork chops, bone-in
- Ground pepper, freshly
- ¼ tsp. Cajun seasoning
- One chopped onion, small
- One tbsp. vegetable oil
- Three shucked ears of corn cut off kernels
- Thinly sliced okra, ¼ pound
- One chopped tomato, large
- One tbsp. honey
- Use Cajun seasoning and pepper to sprinkle the pork chops. Over medium-high heat, place a large skillet and pour in the vegetable oil. Add the meat and cook about three minutes on each side, until they golden brown. After you have done that, place them on a plate.
- In the skillet put the onions and cook about five minutes, until softened. Add the okra and corn and cook for two minutes, or until it is tender and crisp. Include ¼ tsp. Cajun seasoning, the honey, three tbsp. water and the tomato. Cook all the ingredients for two to three minutes, until the tomato is softened.
- Take the chops, return them to the skillet and cover. The next thing you have to do is cook them two to five minutes.
With the right electric smoker and our perfect recipes learn how to make incredible smoked pork chops and surprise your family and friends with these delicious meals. They are easy to prepare, and it won’t take you much time. These recipes are also an excellent choice for meat smoking beginners.
You will get a fantastic, juicy meat that is delicious! Pour yourself a cool drink, grab your cutlery and dig in. Bon appetite!