East, West & South Applewood Smoked Pork Chops

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Marion Dyess

By
@Drmarion

Once I'm done with the sauce - I let it cool and purée it in a bullet or blender - ummm, delicious! I just like experimenting. These pork chops became an alternative to frying for me. If you don't have a smoker just grill them with some applewood flavoring of some kind - Bon Appetit.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

One bite of these delicious pork chops and you'll completely understand the recipe name. The sauce has an Eastern influence of flavors. But, the cooking method is good ole American. These are cooked low and slow and the meat soaks up all the smokey flavor from the grill. The sauce almost caramelizes and gets crispy around the edge when cooked. A great way to put an enjoyable twist on pork chops. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Grill

Ingredients

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  • 3 lbs or 7
    pork chops; bone in or boneless
  • 1 cup
    ketchup
  • 1/2 c
    wildflower honey
  • 1 c
    soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    mirin
  • 8-10 clove
    fresh chopped garlic
  • 2 Tbsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 can(s)
    pears in light syrup

How to Make East, West & South Applewood Smoked Pork Chops

Step-by-Step

  1. Purée pears in the small food chopper.
  2. Add chopped garlic.
  3. Combine all the wet ingredients.
  4. Place pork chops on parchment paper. Cover with another sheet of parchment paper and pound slightly to your desired thickness.
  5. Take a large plastic bag (that you use to marinate these pork chops) and put enough marinade over the pork chops to saturate them. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Take what's left of the sauce mixture and place it in a small saucepan on low over the stove with no lid on it.
  7. Get your griller your smoker ready. I like low and slow at 225/250 degrees - remember if ur lookin, ur not cooking.
  8. I put applewood chips in my smoker grill after my desired temperature is reached. I'll oil the grill and then place my pork chops on the grill.
  9. Turn each 35-40 minutes and brush with just a little bit of sauce - you don't want them to burn.
  10. At the very end, I crank up the grill to 350 and sear for about 2 minutes a side - sauce and plate.

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About East, West & South Applewood Smoked Pork Chops

Course/Dish: Marinades, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American




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