If you’re a fan of succulent pork chops, then this Pit Boss pork chops recipe is the perfect choice. Using simple ingredients and minimal effort, it’s a great way to impress family and friends with a delicious meal.
This easy-to-follow recipe will guide you through every step from start to finish, ensuring that your pork chops come out perfectly cooked and full of flavor.
How to smoke pork chops in Pit Boss pellet grill
Smoking pork chops is an excellent way to enjoy a delicious meal. First, you should preheat your grill to 250°F and add your favorite wood pellets.
Then, season your pork chops with a rub or a simple salt and pepper then oil the smoker rack.
Place the pork chops in the smoker and cook for about 2 hours. When the internal temperature of the chops reaches 145°F, it’s time to take them off the heat.
If you want more crust and more flavor, set your grill for direct grilling and preheat to medium high. Brush the pork chops with olive oil and grill for about 3 minutes on each side.
Which pork chops to choose
If you’re looking for juicy, tender pork chops, it’s best to choose cuts that have a good amount of fat marbling, such ribeye or porterhouse pork chops. The marbling helps to keep the pork chops moist during the smoking process.
Avoid pork chops that are too thin or have been overly trimmed of fat. About 1 inch thick pork chops are ideal for smoking, as they will remain juicy and tender.
Rubs for smoking pork chops
The best rubs for smoked pork chops will provide a balance of sweet, salty, and smoky flavors that will bring out the natural flavor of the pork. When selecting a rub for your pork chops, look for one that includes salt and sugar, as these ingredients will help create a flavorful crust.
Additionally, adding spices and herbs with warm, smoky flavors such as paprika, garlic powder, cumin, and chili powder will give your pork chops an extra kick. Finally, don’t forget to include some acidity in your rub by adding ingredients such as lemon or lime zest or even a splash of vinegar.
Which wood pellets to use
The type of wood chosen can affect the flavor and texture of the pork chops. For the best results, you should use wood pellets that are made from hardwood. Oak and hickory are two popular choices for smoked pork chops as they provide a robust flavor.
Fruit woods like apple, cherry, and peach are also good options as they can add a more subtle sweetness to the pork chops.
Temperature setting to use
Generally, you should cook your pork chops at a temperature of 250°F. This will help to ensure that the pork chops are cooked through and reach an internal temperature of 145°F.
To get the best flavor, it is important to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the cooking process. If you are using a digital thermometer, you can easily keep an eye on the temperature for you.
How long will it take to smoke pork chops
The cooking time will depend on the thickness of your pork chops, but it typically takes 2 hours. During this time, it’s important to regularly check the temperature of the smoker and the internal temperature of the thickest pork chop.
What side dish to serve with pork chops
When selecting sides, consider the smoky flavor of the pork chops and choose complementary flavors. A good option is roasted potatoes and grilled vegetables. Potatoes absorb the smoky flavor of the pork and can be seasoned with garlic and herbs to add depth of flavor. Grilled vegetables like zucchini and bell peppers add a crunchy texture and can be seasoned with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt for a delicious side dish.
To balance out your meal, a salad with a light vinaigrette is a great option. If you want to add some extra flavors to your pork chops, serve them with a side of BBQ sauce or even honey mustard.
Smoked pork chops are a delicious dish that can be enjoyed hot or cold. To heat up your smoked pork chops, preheat your oven to 350°F and place the pork chops on a baking sheet. Add a few extra tablespoons of oil or butter to the top of the pork chops.
Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes. To ensure your pork chops are properly cooked, insert a meat thermometer into the center of the thickest part of the chop and make sure it reads at least 145°F.
Pit Boss Pork Chops
Tantalize your taste buds with this simple, delicious Pit Boss pork chops recipe! Enjoy tender, juicy pork chops with just the right amount of flavor for your next meal.
- 5 pieces Pork Chops (at least 1 inch thick)
- 1/4 cup Olive Oil
- Your favorite pork rub (or you can use my simple pork rub;read below)
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Chile powder
- 2 tbsp Kosher Salt
Preheat the smoker to 250°F and add your favorite wood pellets.
If you are using your own favorite rub, go ahead and season the pork chops. Or you can make my simple pork rub by mixing chile, brown sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Generously cover the pork chops with the rub mixture.
Oil the smoker rack and place the pork chops in the smoker and let it cook for about 2 hours or until internal temperature reaches 145°F.
Once the pork chops are done cooking, fire up your grill on medium high heat for direct grilling. Brush the pork chops with olive oil and grill for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. This will give it more flavor and crust on the pork chops.
*You can also brush the pork chops with your favorite BBQ sauce during grilling.