Pork Chop Recipe πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

So many people have raved about apple cider brined pork chops and smoked pork chops that I had to see what all the fuss was about. Well now I know, they didn’t knock my socks off but they were certainly good enough to make again and when paired with my made from scratch bbq sauce, it was a match made in heaven. They were delectable.

Looks expensive doesn’t it, well it doesn’t have to be. In addition to being inexpensive, it was crazy easy to make. All that is involved is an over night soak in the brine detailed below, a quick dusting with any seasoning you want. I used a little bit of BBQ 3000 just to give it a little more and then a quick (2 hourish) jaunt on the smoker at 225Β°F with some apple wood.

I cooked them up until the internal temperature was 165Β°F, pulled them and let them rest for a short while, before cutting into these juicy and mighty tasty pork chops.


Marinade Ingredients:

  • 2 pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • pepper to taste



Place all marinade ingredients in a medium bowl, whisk to combine. Place the pork chops in a plastic ziplock bag big enough to hold the chops and marinade. Add the marinade to the plastic bag. Zip it almost closed, squeeze all the air out of the bag and completely close the bag.

Place the bag in the refrigerator and marinate chops overnight, turning the bag often to make sure all the surfaces of the chops are covered in the marinade.
When it’s time to grill – remove the chops from the bag, throw away any leftover marinade. Let the chops come to room temperature before grilling.

Grill chops 10 – 15 minutes, depending on the heat of your grill.

enjoy !!



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