How to Make Smoked Pork Chops

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Learn how to make smoked pork chops in a smoker. This recipe is perfect for beginner smokers and produces thick, juicy, smoky pork chops that are hard to put down!

If you’re intimidated by smokers, you don’t have to be! Smokers make the most delicious and impressive meals, and this recipe is perfect for beginner smokers. Thick-cut pork chops are one of our favorite meats to serve up for special occasions. They’re easy to make, absolutely delicious, and we can easily serve a crowd with a high-quality meal without breaking the bank. You really can’t get a steak this cheap, and our Smoked Pork Chops rival any great steak!

Can I grill pork chops?

You can definitely grill pork chops! Learn how to grill delicious pork chops here!

When are smoked pork chops ready?

Pork needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. You should use a meat thermometer for accuracy.

How thick do my chops need to be?

We recommend using 2-inch thick pork chops for smoking. You may have to ask for a special cut for you at the butcher counter. For best results, pork chops should be at least 1 1/2 inches thick.

Pork Chops:

Pork chops come in four different cuts. Most preferred are center cut ribs.

  1. Ribs: This is the most desirable pork chop. It comes from the rib section (hence the name) with a large bone on one side. The meat was tender and had a nice pork flavor.
  2. Far cut: This pork chop has a T-bone in the middle. It has two different meats on it, one tenderloin and the other tenderloin. The two types of meat cook at different rates, making them more difficult to cut.
  3. Boneless Short Ribs: This is the leanest pork. This cut of meat can easily be overcooked and dried out because it has very little fat, connective tissue, and doesn’t have any bones. This is the most common cut of pork chops in the US, but it’s certainly suboptimal because it’s lean and can easily be overcooked.
  4. Shoulder cut: This is the least popular cut of pork chops and is not commonly found in American grocery stores. They have a lot of flavor, but also a lot of gristle and bone. These ribs are best braised.
Smoked pork chops cut in half and served over mashed potatoes.

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in oven preheated to 350°F until heated through.

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Smoked pork chops and mashed potatoes.

Learn how to make smoked pork chops in a smoker. This recipe is perfect for beginner smokers and produces thick, juicy, smoky pork chops that are hard to put down!

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 1 Hour 55 minute

total time 2 Hour

raw material

  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 4 2 inch thick cut pork chops
  • olive oil


  • Preheat an outdoor pellet smoker to 250 degrees.

  • In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder.

  • Rub pork chops on all sides with olive oil. Season with spice mixture and rub on all sides.

  • Heat a skillet or grill to high heat. Fry the pork chops on both sides, just enough to create a thin crust.

  • Place the pork chops on the smoker. Cover and smoke until the pork has reached an internal temperature of 145°F, which should take about 90 minutes, but depends on the thickness of the pork chops. Use an internal probe or thermometer for best results.

  • Remove and let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Calories: 433kcal | carbohydrate: 4G | protein: 58G | fat: 18G | Saturated fat: 6G | cholesterol: 179mg | sodium: 2748mg | Potassium: 1088mg | fiber: 1G | Vitamin A: 860unit | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | calcium: 36mg | iron: 2mg

How to Make Smoked Pork Chops