Doing Pork Choppers

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by flutterbye1, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. Ive done some reading on chops... They are my husbands fav of all foods,,,,, was wanting a little advice on which rubs may be good on them and to what IT do I take them too

    thanks in advance for any help
  2. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    My go to homemade rub is Pig's Worst  Nightmare, it's a little work, but the family really likes it.

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    To really kick it up a notch you might try Cowgirl's recipes for stuffed chops with cornbread, mmmm, two of my favorite foods, they look delicious and are on my to do list.

  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I keep it simple: salt, pepper, brown sugar & maybe some heat -- if we're in the mood.  I like my chops smoked slow to 165*, but pork is now considered "done" at 145*.  I still can't bring myself to eat pink pork. [​IMG] However, mine are always juicy and tender....

    USDA Recommended Safe Minimum Internal Temperatures
    • Cook all raw beef, pork, lamb and veal steaks, chops, and roasts to a minimum internal temperature of 145 °F as measured with a food thermometer before removing meat from the heat source. For safety and quality, allow meat to rest for at least three minutes before carving or consuming. For reasons of personal preference, consumers may choose to cook meat to higher temperatures (like me [​IMG]).
    Have fun!
  4. smokinal

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

    Personally we like pork chops with just some salt & pepper. Smoke them to 140 IT then let them rest & come up to 145.

    If you put a foil tent over them the temp will rise to 145 in about 10 minutes, just sitting on the counter.

    If you feel more comfortable taking them to higher temps that's OK too, but our experience has been that they are juicier at 145.

    Yes they will be a little pink in the middle.

    Make sure you check them in several places to make sure they all test at least 145 to be safe.

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