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How to Cook Smoked Pork Chops

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Learn how to cook smoked pork chops so they retain their deep and rich flavor. Let the flavor shine through with these simple cooking methods.

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How to Cook Smoked Pork Chops
How to Cook Smoked Pork Chops

Best Way to Cook Smoked Pork Chops

Are you a home cook looking for a delicious way to enjoy smoked pork chops? This blog post will provide some helpful tips on how to prepare and serve these tasty pieces of meat.

Make the most of your busy weeknight with these delicious pork chops. The key to making them is not overcooking them, as they require a minimal amount of cooking time; if cooked any longer than necessary they become rubbery and tough.

You might be wondering why this recipe focuses on the smoked pork chop versus any pork chop.

Smoked pork chops are different from regular ones because they were exposed to smoke.

Additionally, their flavor profile is much stronger than the un-smoked pork chops. Generally, once they have been smoked, they are safe to eat hot or cold.

Therefore the cooking process is also different for the smoked chops as well.

You will want to bring out the flavor of the smoked meat without over drying it.

Meal with Smoked Pork Chops, Baked Potatoes, and Green Beans

What to Serve with Smoked Pork Chops

These chops are the perfect main course for a busy weeknight. Imagine the most tender, juicy pork chops you’ve ever had. Now imagine that they come with a simple recipe that takes less than 15 minutes of cooking time! These mouth-watering tidbits are perfect for last minute guests or when dinner needs to be on standby

Meal of Smoked Pork Chops, Oven Baked Potatoes and Green Beans. Delicious!

My daughter likes the salty, smoky, rich flavor of the pork chops with maple syrup. I must admit; delicious flavor combination. What a treat.

Smoked Pork Chops with Maple Syrup
Smoked Pork Chops with Maple Syrup

Cooking Options for Smoked Pork Chops

Oven Method

Set the oven temperature at 350°F for pre-heating. While the oven is pre-heating, Place a cast-iron skillet, or some other pan that is oven proof too, on the stove to pre-heat. Add a few tablespoons of oil. Fry the pork chops on one side 3-4 minutes. Turn, and place the pan in the oven. Let the chops cook 20 minutes in the oven until the temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Grilling Method

Pre-heat the grill to medium-high heat. Make sure to brush the grill plates with some vegetable oil so the food does not stick. Place the pork chops on the grill and cook them for approximately 4 minutes until they are caramelizing. Turn and cook the other side until caramelizing; approximately 2-4 minutes. They should reach the temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

No matter which method you use to cook your smoked pork chops, let them rest a few minutes to keep the juices in the meat.

Next is the method that I use the most. In the Skillet.

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How to Cook Smoked Pork Chops

Learn how to cook smoked pork chops so they retain their deep and rich flavor. Let the flavor shine through with these simple cooking methods.
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork, smoked pork chops
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 273kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 Pork Chops (smoked)
  • 2 Tbl. Olive Oil
  • Salt if desired
  • Pepper if desired

Instructions

  • Heat a skillet to medium-high heat. Add Olive oil or vegetable oil.
  • Add the Smoked Pork Chops. Cook approximately 4 minutes. Until they start to caramelize.
    Smoked Pork Chops in Cast Iron Skillet
  • Turn and cook the other side another 3-4 minutes. Let sit a few minutes so the juices stay in the meat.
  • Serve
    Eating the Smoked Pork Chop

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Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Protein: 29g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 500mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg

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Dan Short

Saturday 20th of February 2021

Pre-heat oven @ 275F. In a large roasting pan, tip in a 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch of filtered water. Be sure the wire rack/trivet is a bit above the water. Pork chops on rack in oven for 30 minutes. Serve steamed chops with the desired condiments.

patternprincess1

Saturday 20th of February 2021

Great Idea to have them steamed. I bet they stay moist with this method too. Thanks for sharing. Vicky

Alma

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

I used the pan as well It's the fastest way for me this day. Will try the oven grill method when more when not rushing to cook for my hungry hippos. Thanks for the different suggestion

patternprincess1

Tuesday 19th of January 2021

Thank you for taking the time to share. So glad you were able to get a delicious quick meal out to your hungry family. I know the feeling. Take care.

Mark

Thursday 8th of October 2020

Very easy and tasty. Thanks for the insight, as I've never cooked already smoked Pork Chops before!

patternprincess1

Friday 9th of October 2020

yes, delicious. So glad you enjoyed this recipe too. Thanks for taking the time to let me know how it turned out for you.