September 25, 2011

Easy Smoked Pork Chops

(Dinner: smoked pork chop, mixed veggies, caprese salad and mac and cheese---I know its in a lot of my pics but the man loveeeeee mac and cheese.)
We love smoked pork chops. In my family we made them with eggs for breakfast in the morning. They can be a bit pricey in the stores tho. I love smoked meats and pork is one of the better things to smoke but I don't have a smoker here. And so the other day while online, I noticed a friend mention making pork chops with a smoked paprika rub. I had an aha!!! moment then because I bought some and never used it. I always planned on experimenting with it and never got around to it.

And so I asked my online friend if she would share the recipe and she did. And in the process I told her I often use brown sugar for my rubs, I find the flavor more mellow. She liked that. I like that we can share ideas like this online. (Thank you Clarice!)   Storybook Woods

 So I took her recipe and cut it down to about 1/3 because I wasn't sure if we would like this or not. I tweaked it my way and added my favorite herb.....thyme.

I rubbed the pork chops (there is only two cuz there's just two of us) and let them sit till my other half got home. He grilled them while I made the rest of dinner. And I must say this is a rub Ill use often!! He loved the chop so much he picked it up in his fingers to get to the meat on the bone before he was done with it. He never does that. He also said it was so good I should make it again. And so I will.

Smoked Paprika Rub

1/4 c. smoked paprika
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. salt, I use kosher
a scant 1/4 c garlic powder or granulated
1/8 c. fresh ground pepper (I do mine in a mill, when I need it)
2 tsp. thyme or use your favorite herb

 Mix together in a small bowl. I store mine in small jars in my cabinet. Rub generously onto the meat you will be cooking and let sit awhile so it can season the meat. We grilled these, but the weather was getting wild and windy and I did consider baking them if we couldn't grill.

2 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Pat I am so thrilled your BF loved the pork and that you tweaked it to your liking!! Clarice

find doctor said...

Easy smoked pork chops dish is really delicious.Definitely i will prepared this. I like this.