2 cups cold water 1 bay leaf Cover and refrigerate. 1 cup of kosher salt Roasts Anywhere between 215 and 225 is near perfect. Put plastic bag with pork chops and brine into empty bowl or container and put in refrigerator for 1 to 8 hours. We are in for a treat and that's quite an understatement! The water pan in this gas smoker does a great job of keeping the heat regulated a little better. Heat 32 oz of Apple Juice in stock pot. Lightly brush chops … I sometimes use yellow mustard, oil or some other substance to help the rub to stick, but I had plenty of time so I decided to just sprinkle it on and once it started getting that typical “wet” appearance, I would turn them over and do the other side. Chuck Roast I use 5-inch apple discs that I cut up to set my thermometers on.. this keeps them from getting too hot and destroying the electronic circuits on the inside. I mixed apple chips and hickory chips together in equal amounts and filled the smoke box up almost to the top. The water pan is filled with hot water then placed into the smoker. Toss sliced Brussels sprouts with butter and season with salt and pepper. Salmon I get a lot of them. Thirty minutes before cooking, remove the pork chops from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature. Use a sharp knife to poke holes all over the aluminum foil. Remove from heat and add to a large bowl with 2 cups of ice. ½ tablespoon freshly ground black pepper. The high heat will get the chips to smoldering and once you start seeing/smelling light smoke come out of the top vent, you can close the door and place the heat setting back on medium or wherever you keep it to maintain about 225 degrees. I didn't like that very much. Let sit at room temperature until cool. Lobster, Please note that my rubs and barbecue sauce are now available in 2 formats-- you can. Fatty, All Pork I have tried it on everything, except vanilla ice cream, and it is great. Picnic Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then cover and reduce heat to low. Place over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sugar and salt dissolve. Photo Credit: Lisa Lotts. Steak Place apple juice, salt, and water into shallow dish. Refrigerate the pork in the cure. Be sure to rinse the meat well using cold water once it is finished brining. Place the wood chip pouches directly on the flavor bars of a gas grill or directly on the embers if using a charcoal grill. All rights reserved. Reduce oven temperature to 325° (do not remove pork from oven); bake an additional 45 minutes. Remove pork from bag, and discard brine. This time, I just added apple juice in the pan when I cooked my Pork Loins. It did get up to around 225 here and there but for the most part it remained steady and the rub did not burn. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees. Long time Industrial Engineer turned self-proclaimed fire poker, pitmaster and smoke whisperer and loving every minute of it! 3/4 cup of brown sugar. You decide you don't like the recipes.. you don't pay! Make up a batch and if it's not as good as you've heard.. simply ask for a refund. My wife is such a great cook.. she almost always does the indoor cooking while I do what is required on the grill or smoker. Refrigerate over night in brine, remove, season and smoke. The next time you decide to order something at Amazon.com, use THIS LINK to get there and we'll get a small commission off of what you purchase. Place pork chops into the brine in single layer and pour enough water over the top so the pork chops are covered. Like I said this recipe will be sticking around next time it might not be chops, it might be another cut of meat. You can also use other liquids such as apple juice, beer, etc. Set up the grill for indirect cooking: Turn the burners on one side of the grill on and leave the burners on the other side off. Bring that mixture to a boil and let it simmer for a few minutes, then take off the heat and let cool. Place pork on a roasting pan coated with cooking spray. Cut a large sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil in half and divide the wood chips between the two pieces. The chops should take 4-6 hours in the brine; the tenderloin, 6-8 hours; and the loin, 1-2 days. Apple Juice Pork Chop Brine. Place pork chops in your smoker with 2 to 3 wood chunks on top of the hot coals. Meatloaf Quarter Remove from heat and add remaining 32oz Apple Juice. 1 lb. Pour the brine into a large bowl and add 2 cups of ice. Last night I cooked some lean Pork Loins. 1/4 cup kosher salt Drain chops, discarding brine. Chops (If you don't have a steamer basket, boil the sprouts in salted water for 5 minutes and then drain.). While those pretty little chops sit on the cabinet and absorb the flavors of the rub, I need to go out and get the smoker ready. For the brine I used: Apple juice (about 1 liter/1 quart) 2½ tablespoons white sugar. Short Ribs Remove from the brine and pat dry with paper towels. The brined pork chops are perfect for grilling, pan-frying, or baking. Pour cooled brine over chops in bag; seal bag. Season pork chops … I kept the smoke going for about 2 hours, after that I just finished it off with the heat. Use a coffee grinder if you need to to get the salt to the coarseness you want but be sure to do it in short pulses since the salt will heat up the blades and it will get too hot. CS Ribs Brussels Sprouts Hot Tip Use an instant read thermometer to determine the internal temperature of the pork. I am getting ready to spill the beans on every step that I took to get these babies from store-bought chops to the dinner table complete with lots of pictures. 2 tablespoons bourbon In a medium bowl, combine olive oil, butter and parsley. If I could give these recipes away, I would do that. 2 Tbs. Adding the hickory to the mix will make the smoke flavor a little more robust. To make brine pork chops, start by creating a brine of hot water, salt, sugar, and spices and whisking until the salt and sugar completely dissolve. This makes cleanup a breeze. All Chicken Refrigerate for 6 to 12 hours, turning bag occasionally. Burnt Ends coarse black pepper, Steam brussels sprouts in a steamer basket for 7-8 minutes or until just tender. Season to taste with sea salt and coarse pepper. So, I have experimented with cooking sliced apples with Pork Chops. 12 whole peppercorns After 4 hours remove the steaks from the brine and allow the excess liquid to drain off. this is the temperature that I tried to maintain throughout the cooking session. Place the pork chops in a glass baking dish with high sides or a leakproof zipper-lock bag. Then, lay out the pork chops in a single layer in a large dish and pour the brine over the top to completely submerge the chops. Place pork chops in bag of brine; seal … Pour the brine over the pork chops and refrigerate for 2 hours. Pork Belly Pour the brine over the pork chops and refrigerate for 2 hours. It's not as shiny as it used to be and the door thermometer no longer works, but it sure does a great job of smoking meat. Are these the results I should expect or should I be grinding it down more ? 4 whole allspice berries 4 to 6 rib-cut pork chops, 1 inch thick Corned Beef The book is full of recipes and contains tons of helpful information as well. Crown Roast If you enjoy the newsletter and would like to do something helpful, then.. Place the pork chops in a glass baking dish with high sides or a leakproof zipper-lock bag. You can brine the pork chops if you like. The wheels started turning in my head and before you knew it, I magically made his boredom disappear;-) He is always happy to help. Tenderloin I usually don't but if you wish to do so, just use the following recipe and brine the chops for about 4 hours. I like to cover the inside of the water pan with foil. sea salt baby red or gold potatoes, washed and trimmed of eyes Oysters 2 cups hickory wood chips, In a medium saucepan, combine the apple juice, sugar, salt, bourbon, peppercorns, allspice, cloves and bay leaf. Spare Ribs In a large pot over medium-high heat, add 1 cup of water, apple juice, pepper, salt, sugar and red pepper flakes. This is my “really old” Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain smoker still in great shape. Apple-Bourbon Brined and Smoked Pork Chops | Southern Kitchen Cook for 20 minutes or until just tender but not mushy. Butt/Shoulder Be sure to place the bag into a shallow pan or baking dish just in case it leaks. I don't think I would go too much longer than that. Some have even said that "no smoker should be without this book"! The pork steaks need at least 4 hours in the brine, so put them in the refrigerator or in a cooler on ice. Pour the brine into a large plastic bag. Remove from heat and drain. Apple Cider Brined Smoked Pulled Pork is a bone in pork roast that gets soaked in a sweet and salty apple cider brine overnight, covered it in the best dry rub, and smoked to perfection … Sent you a pm on the form but you didn’t respond. Pour the brine mixture into a container, add the meat then cover and place in the fridge. Place pork chops in a 1 gallon zip lock bag, pour in brine and fill remaining space with cold water. Add the salt and sugar to cold water and stir until the salt and sugar is dissolved. Pat the chops … No worries! Thanks. Pulled Pork Jeff: A few years ago I purchased your rub recipe and have been using it for well over 4 years, From time to time I have seen other rubs advertised and have tried them, but I keep coming back to yours. It guarantees tender and juicy meat every time! © Gannett Co., Inc. 2021. The Pork Loins were delicious and juicy. Remove the pork chops from the brine and rinse under cold water to remove the brine. I found the kosher salt did not grind down & had little rocks in it even after massaging the bag thoroughly. I have a feeling that you will agree. Pork Steak We are in for a treat and that's quite an understatement! Pat chops dry with paper towels. Preheat oven to 400°F. When the grill is emitting a steady white smoke, place the pork chops on the cool side of the grill and close the lid. Remove from the brine and pat dry with paper towels. In a medium bowl, whisk the apple cider with the light brown sugar and 1/4 cup of kosher salt until the salt and sugar are dissolved. (Bone-in pork can take a day longer in the brine because of the bone, which gives it a larger diameter.) Mix apple cider, 1/4 cup apple juice concentrate, 2 tablespoons honey, Worcestershire sauce, and liquid smoke into the large container to make marinade. It’s easier than you may think. Remove from heat and slice while hot. That stuff is so tasty, I have to be careful that I don't lick my fingers! Cover and refrigerate. Pat pork dry with paper towels. These sides that she came up with were absolutely amazing and in my opinion, was a major part of what made this meal a great success. Let me know if you need more help with this. kosher or sea salt Place pork chops in a large resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Thighs Rack of Lamb I like to use the butterflied chops for stuffed pork chops but I digress.. that is something for a another newsletter and another day. Leg/Drumstick Here are the chops all nice and coated with my very own rib rub. The smoke box now filled with dry apple/hickory wood chips is placed into the smoker just over the flame. Tenderloins Pour mixture over ice water and stir. coarse black pepper. Better yet, it's no muss.. no fuss.. and super easy! Fold the aluminum foil over on itself and seal the chips up into pouches. 2½ tablespoons brown sugar. About the size of coarse black pepper. 1 lb. CS Ribs Leg of Lamb 1 tablespoon coarse salt (kosher or sea) 1 tablespoon paprika powder. I recommend using apple wood with these pork chops. I must have missed your PM.. Bring to a simmer making sure to stir occasionally to dissolve the salt and sugar. You may be using kosher salt that is more coarse than in need be. Soak for 1 hour and then drain. I really, really appreciate the support from my newsletter friends and be sure to let me know if you have any questions about this. Scallops Now to taste these babies.. For the juiciest, most flavorful and tender pork chops, you can’t beat a two hour brine and a twenty minute smoke. Make sure to leave plenty of room between the pieces. Add the pork chops into the brine and submerge completely. Remove from the heat and add the cold water. You see the raving testimonies and you wonder, "Can the recipes really be that good?". Stir well to dissolve the salt and sugar. Add the potatoes and toss gently to coat. Next, chill the brine in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. I really want you to have them! To make the pork chop brine, start by adding apple cider, (or apple juice) apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and salt to a pot. Bake at 450° for 15 minutes. I needed a batch of my rub mixed up and almost at that precise, exact moment my 8-year old son walked in and exclaimed that he was bored. In this newsletter we are focusing on apple smoked pork chops.. boneless, butterflied, smoked with apple and a touch of hickory, flavored with my very own rub and served with some delicious sides made by my wife. 2 cups apple juice Step 2. 2 Cups of Apple Juice; 2 Cups of Water; 1 Tbsp Rosemary; ¼ Cup Kosher Salt; Pepper (to taste) In a bowl large enough to fit four pork chops, combine everything for the brine, stirring until the salt dissolves. salted butter I laid the pork chops out on a serving platter to be coated with my rub. The recipes are yours to use as you wish. Breast Once you order, there'll be no more recipe ads in the email version of the newsletter. Thin Blue LLC/Smoking-Meat.com © 2004-2020 All rights reserved. Let the brine cool to room temperature. Some final words on the apple smoked pork chops: This recipe could easily be done with all wood, charcoal or even electric, the important thing is to keep the heat on the low side so that the rub does not burn. Remove pork chops from brine solution and discard brine solution. London Broil Baby Back Ribs Tri-Tip Wings, Turkey I try to get her the best estimate I can on when the meat will be done and she does her best to make sure the sides get done at about the same time. To get the smoke flowing properly in this type of smoker, I recommend turning the heat to high once the smoke box is inserted then leave the door cracked open just a little to dispel some of the heat. One hour before you’re ready to smoke the pork chops, place the wood chips in a bowl and cover with water. brussels sprouts, cleaned and trimmed Place your pork chops in the brine, cover with a lid, and brine in the fridge for 2-4 hours. Let the grill heat to 450 degrees. Prime Rib Brisket ½ tablespoon garlic powder. If you have a three-element grill, heat two sides and leave one off. 2 whole cloves I also opted to get some that were already butterflied. You could essentially buy almost any kind of pork chops even the ones with the bones still intact but I decided that the boneless ones would work better this time. One hour before you’re ready to smoke the pork chops, place the wood chips in a bowl and cover with water. ¼ c. Italian (flat-leaf) parsley, coarsely chopped Apple Cider Brined Pork Chops for Grilling Recipe | Kingsford® Allow the brine to cool before using. Pour … Lamb Chops I like the apple with pork but sometimes it's just a bit too mild flavored for me. Cook until the deepest section of the chop reaches an internal temperature of 105°F, or about 1 hour. If marinating for a day or longer, stir the brine daily and turn the pork occasionally. I use the Morton brand of kosher salt and it is coarse but not to the extreme. Add sugar, salt, and dry rub and continue to heat until dissolved. I made my first batch of rub this past weekend & enjoyed it. or you can add aromatic vegetables/herbs to the water such as onions, garlic, rosemary, thyme, etc.. 1 gallon of water Tenderloin Close the lid and heat until a steady white smoke emanates from the grill. This easy pork chop brine recipe is made with salt, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, rosemary, garlic, and water. Tilapia, All Seafood ***Note: you get the Texas style rub recipe free with your order! This is a really tasty dish with a sort of fanciness to it that you don't see with a lot of barbecue. I just thought of this last night. I don't know if it truly adds more flavor to the meat you are cooking but it sure smells good! Amazon | Barnes & Noble | German Edition, Digital versions available via Nook | iTunes | Kindle. 1/4 cup packed brown sugar Pork Sirloin, Chicken But, then, this is how I support the newsletter, the website and all of the other stuff that we do here to promote the art of smoking meat. Lamb Shanks, All Fish Blot potatoes dry with a paper towel or lint free hand towel. Transfer to a cutting board, tent with foil and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes before serving. Adding some Amazing Flavor to the Pork Chops. In 2-gallon-size heavy-duty resealable plastic food-storage bag, mix 1/2 cup brown sugar, the salt, bay leaves, garlic, peppercorns and 4 cups water. Steelhead Trout Excellent for when special company is coming over or just about anytime. Sirloin Tip In this newsletter we are focusing on apple smoked pork chops.. boneless, butterflied, smoked with apple and a touch of hickory, flavored with my very own rub and served with some delicious sides made by my wife. All Beef Cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for 8 to 12 hours. Loin This is a new favorite in my family. Prep Time 30 mins Cook Time 2 hrs Burgers Prep Time: 5 mins While you are waiting on the smoke to start in the picture above is a great time to go get the pork chops and/or other meat and place it on the grate. With more than 800 reviews on Amazon.com and a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars, it comes highly recommended. Transfer the pork on the hot side of the grill and cook until the center registers 145 degrees, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Back Ribs Quarter the potatoes and set aside. You can make the brine ahead of time and hold it in the refrigerator until ready to use. butter It truly is worth its weight in gold. Breast Now that's a bargain and you know it. Let's review: Well.. what are you waiting for.. click on the big orange button below to order the recipes now. ½ c. extra virgin olive oil Shrimp The pork chops cooked for 3 hours and when they got to 160 degrees F, I immediately took them out of the smoker and brought them in the house for serving. Thank you in advance for using our special link: http://www.smoking-meat.com/amazon. Once finished brining, drain, rinse and pat dry. Legs, All Lamb Mix together apple cider, chile powder, vinegar and water mixture. Standard | Smoking Times and Temperatures, No big words-- just clear instructions and how-to images. Ingredients 3 ½ cups water 1 cup apple juice ¼ cup kosher salt ¼ cup maple syrup 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder All Turkey ½ tablespoon onion powder. Pat pork chops dry with paper towels. My wife made baby potatoes with parsley and buttered brussels sprouts to go with the chops.. her original recipes are below. Smoke the pork chops for 15 to 18 minutes (Do not lift the lid while smoking.) Trout Try to find chops that have plenty of marbling within the meat.. this is what will keep the chops from drying out while they are cooking/smoking. It's hard to see, but the thermometer reads 215 degrees. It is a Bestseller in Barbecueing & Grilling books on Amazon. Step 3 Score top … Cooking the Pork Chops. I use a large 2.5 gallon ziplock bag for brining chops. *Cover with foil and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Seal bag and squeeze to mix until sugar and salt have dissolved. In this smoked pork tenderloin recipe, I brine it in apple juice, smoke it with apple wood then use my version of apple barbecue sauce to finish it off. I have always liked Apple Sauce on the side with my pork chops. 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