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.

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

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.

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

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Smoked Pork Chops with Maple Syrup
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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.

How to Cook Smoked Pork Chops
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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

Nutrition

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

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