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Thick Pork Chops for Supper Tonight!

KeeferKeefer Posts: 120
We have Thick Pork Chops to cook for supper tonight. What are some of your favorite way of cooking them? I have used the egg all year but this will be the first time for chops. There are eight on them - at least an inch thick - and they look really good.



  • awmawm Posts: 177
    I done some last night I just seasoned them for about 45 min then cooked direct around 400. I was shooting for internal temp of 140 but checked them just a little late. Even though they were over 140 they were still juicy and tasted great.
  • I like to finish them off with a pepper jelly glaze.  About a minute or two before pulling, spread some pepper jelly on top to give it enough time to melt.  It gives a sweet, spicy tinge to the chop.

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,122
    Here's another product we like on pork. It's a pepper-cot sauce.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • KeeferKeefer Posts: 120
    Thanks guys. I'm sure the pepper topping would be great but the in-laws are coming and that might be a little much for them. I am brining them now. i am thinking about maybe a sprinkle of BGE Savory Pecan (which everybody here seems to like) and cook them at around 350 indirect to about 135 or so and sear them to finish. Maybe a pat of butter at that point. I will try to post some pictures.

    Thanks all!
  • BuckeyeBobBuckeyeBob Posts: 650
    edited November 2013
    Last time I did chops, they were the best I have ever done. I did this brine

    2 cups apple cider
    1 cup water
    1/4 cup kosher salt
    1/4 cup honey
    1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    2 cups ice

    Brines for about 4 hours. Took out of brine and used Dizzy swamp venom rub. I heated the large to about 450, seared both sides of the thick chops and then raised the grid to finish. They were awesome.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • KeeferKeefer Posts: 120
    Wow. That brine recipe really does sound good. Too late this time but I will definitely try it next time.

    Here they are brined and a little rub sprinkled on them.

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,467
    edited November 2013
    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos Best thick pork chops (rib chops) Simple brine, 1/2 c kosher salt, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2-3 cups water...brine the chops a few hours (zip lock gallon bag is perfect). Pat dry, coffee rub and cook 'em hot and fast. preferred internal here would be to pull at 130-135* tops...carryover during the rest will bring them to 140-145* +/-. Keep it simple! Just don't cook 'em to death!!
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • KeeferKeefer Posts: 120
    Looks good Mickey! Here's mine 30 minutes in: image And after the rest: image And plated with Smashed taters, creamed corn, cooked apples and broccoli pinwheels. (All veggies from our garden!) image
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  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,344
    I want that.image
    In Manchester, TN
    Vol For Life!
  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,437
    Tell me about the broccoli pinwheels- looks like that may have a chance at getting veggies down my kids throats... Nice cook- looks great
    Greensboro, NC
  • Probably too late but you can get great results hot tubbing thick chops


    Caledon, ON


  • KeeferKeefer Posts: 120
    edited November 2013
    Broccoli Pinwheels image Very easy and wonderful! 1 Box of Frozen Broccoli Spears chopped (with large stalks removed), 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, 2 TBSP of finely chopped onion, 1 egg beaten, Mix all ingredients and spread over canned crescent roll dough. Roll up jelly roll style and slice into 3/4" to 1" slices. Place on a greased pan and bake at 375 until golden brown - usually 20 minutes or so.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,060
    Nice! The chops look beautiful. And those pinwheels look like they need to be added to my list of sides. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,269
    I must live in all the wrong places.  I don't think I've ever seen 1" pork chops.  Ever!  They're all thin.
    Since getting my Egg I always brine them, which helps a lot, and I often baste them with balsamic vinegar (the cheep, fake stuff) and flip the chop every minute until done, very good!  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • KeeferKeefer Posts: 120
    edited November 2013
    We got those chops at Fresh Market. By watching the paper and internet for coupons and specials - we usually manage to get them without blowing the budget completely. Most grocery store meat departments will cut them thicker for you if you ask.
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