Smoked Pork Chops

Discussion in 'Pork' started by badbuck, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. badbuck

    badbuck Newbie

    I have done this three times now and each time .... Perfection:

    I have used a good marinade that takes the place of the brine for now, but use what you like...I cut it down for just one...small cast iron skillet and there is just me to cook for, dog doesn't get any of this...

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    Preparation

    1. In a bowl or stainless steel pot large enough to hold the chops, dissolve salt, white sugar in the hot water. Add the cold water and the ice cubes. You want the liquid volume to be about 1 gallon. Once the solution is nice and cold add the chops, making sure they are completely covered by the liquid. Cover and refrigerate for 6 – 8 hours.

    2. Remove chops from brine and pat dry.

    3. Make a rub for the chops by mixing together the brown sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, chipotle powder & black pepper.

    4. Rub the chops on both sides with the spice mixture and place on the lower racks of the smoker / grill.

    5. Set the grill to 225 degrees F, close the lid and smoke the chops for 2 hours.

    6. In a cast iron frying pan, large enough to hold the pork chops, sauté the chopped onions and apples until softened and add the sauerkraut. Add the smoked chops to the pan, arranging the onion, apple & sauerkraut mixture around and on top of the chops.

    7. Turn the smoker / grill up to 350 degrees F. Place the pan on the grill, close the lid and bake the chops until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees F, (about 35 – 40 minutes).

     

    Ingredients

    4 pork chops, 1 ½” thick ( approximately 1 lb. each)
    2 C hot water
    1 C cold water
    2 C ice cubes
    ½ C Kosher salt
    ½ C white sugar
    ¼ C brown sugar
    1 ½ tsp garlic powder
    ½ tsp onion powder
    ½ tsp chipotle powder
    ½ tsp chili powder
    ¼ tsp cumin
    ½ tsp black pepper
    2 T oil
    1 medium onion, diced
    2 apples, peeled & diced
    2 C sauerkraut, rinsed & drained






     
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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's a delicious looking meal for sure!

    Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Point!

    Al
     
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  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great! One of my favorite ways to eat pork chops!
     
  4. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow, those look great!  [​IMG]
     
  5. smokin jay

    smokin jay Smoking Fanatic

    Looks very tasty!
     
  6. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Wow. Those look so great - both the meat and the side (or under?)
     
  7. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that looks GOOD!  Nice cook and great presentation!
     
  8. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very Nice,,, Looks great nice job 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker 

    DS
     
     
  9. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    One of the best things about these forums are the new ideas and recipes. Thanks, Badbuck!

    Point!

    Disco
     

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