This Smoked Pork Chop Recipe will have your taste buds watering and your tummy in heaven! I know smoking big foods like turkey, briskets, roasts, and such is amazing but also smoking the smaller cuts of meat is tasty too. There’s nothing quite as tasty as a smoked pork chop dinner! Smoking your pork chops may take longer than just grilling the pork chops but this simple recipe is worth the effort.
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I pick up pork chops all the time at the grocery store but these were pork steaks from the local butcher. I just couldn’t resist the marbling. Beautiful. These were thinner than what I normally get for pork chops so if you use thick-cut pork chops you will need to increase your smoke time. These smoked pork chops are in an electric smoker but they can also be made in a Traeger as well.
Whether you use wood chips or pellets to smoke your pork chops is your choice – the flavor will be different depending on what you choose. I know people that love to use pecan wood chips with pork. It gives it a more “southern style” flavor.
Smoked Pork Chops Recipe Ingredients:
- Pork Chops-Pork Steaks-Boneless pork chops or bone-in poke chops will work, too, but I think they have better flavor with the bone.
- Olive Oil
- Montreal steak Seasoning
- Johnny’s Seasoning Salt
- Garlic Salt
Pretty simple ingredients, right? Now let’s get down to smoking these babies!
how to Season pork chops:
As with any smoking meat, the longer the rub is on the meat the better, you can put it back in the fridge for a day or two after rubbing the meat with spices.
Use a brush or a large bowl to cover your pork in olive oil.
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Sprinkle to your taste on your seasonings and mix it all around. The more you use, the stronger the flavor will be. I like mine a little on the stronger side.
Allow this to marinate for at least a couple of hours before smoking if you aren’t waiting a couple of days. I just rub in the seasonings, cover the bowl, and put it back into the fridge to do its thing. If you don’t have room in the fridge for a big bowl, a Ziplock bag works just as well.
How To Smoke Pork Chops
Preheat your smoker and get good smoke going, I brought mine up to 220 degrees and held that temperature for the whole smoke.
Spray your smoker rack with a nonstick spray. This is important because you don’t want the meat to stick on there and then you have to do extra cleanup later.
Place your pork chops on the rack and put the rack in the smoker when the smoker is ready.
Smoke your pork chops for about 2 hours until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees with a meat thermometer. Like I said before, the time may be a little different depending on the thickness of your meat.
Because smoking is indirect heat, you’ll want to make sure they are fully cooked. Some people say that pork is great at an internal temperature of 145 degrees, but I’m extra careful with the cooking process because of the kids. I always check meat temperature with this food thermometer.
Serve and enjoy!!! This main dish was even a hit with the kids as well! Especially my youngest – this is her favorite meat!
What is your favorite way to make pork chops?
What To Serve With Smoked Pork Chops:
Here’s how to turn your delicious pork chops into one of the best meals ever with one of these perfect sides!
- Smoked Potato Salad
- Smoked Baked Beans
- Green Salad
- Smoked Baked Potatoes
- Smoked Cheesy Potatoes
- Cheese Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms
- Grilled Corn On The Cob In Foil
- Fried Rice
- Grilled Zucchini
- Smoked Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad
- Smoked Green Bean Casserole
- Smoked Mac and Cheese
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Ranch Pasta Salad
- A good sweet potato recipe
- Brussels sprouts – whether you like them hot or in a salad form. Either way, one of the best side dishes for pork chop recipes.
- Smoked Cream Cheese
Other Seasonings To Use On smoked Pork Chops
- Parmesan cheese
- Brown sugar
- Cayenne Pepper
- Caramelized onions
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Lemon juice
- Lime juice
Smoked Pork Chops Recipe
- As with any smoking meat the longer the rub sets on the meat the better, you can put it back in the fridge for a day or two after rubbing the meat with spices.
- Use a brush or a large bowl to cover your pork in oil.
- Sprinkle to your taste on your seasonings and mix it all around. Allow it to marinate for at least a couple hours before smoking if you aren’t waiting a couple of days.
- Preheat your smoker and get a good smoke going, I brought mine up to 220 degrees and held that temperature for the whole smoke
- Spray your smoker rack with a nonstick spray.
- Smoke your pork chops for about 2 hours until they reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
- Serve and enjoy!!