View Full Version : Too late for the throwdown, just in time for dinner! (with pron)

03-07-2010, 11:41 PM
I'd originally intended to make this for the Porkchop Throwdown (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=78704), but I got too busy to make it in time for the submission deadline. Fortunately I made it just in time for dinner tonight!

I've been itching to try and make some "serious" pork chops. Usually my family eats the ultra-lean boneless variety. I also wanted to try and cook them using the reverse sear method to see if if I could get BBQ-like interior and a nice seared exterior.

I started with inch thick bone-in chops and just a bit of Tasty Licks Flyin Swine pork rub.


I cooked the chops direct at 250* over heavy hickory smoke until the internal temp was 145*, then I put the spurs to 'em and cooked them at 600* until I hit 155* internal. After resting a few minutes they topped out at just over 160* - right where I like pork.


This was going to be my throwdown platter - Chops with gorgonzola mashed potatoes, vegetables and grilled bread.


Overall, the chops were absolutely delicious, but just a tad dry. I'm thinking there wasn't enough fat and connective tissue in the chop to stay moist during a low and slow cook. The tip of the chop was absolutely perfect. Maybe next time I'll try a cut from the shoulder end of the ribs. Also, I think I'll try searing at a higher temperature.

03-08-2010, 12:19 AM
Looks pretty good!!! I mighta voted for it!!

03-08-2010, 01:35 AM
Very nice! That could have picked up votes for sure!:cool:

Pyle's BBQ
03-08-2010, 03:09 AM
If you are doing chops slow and low, be sure to take them up to 145* pull and let rest. That will deal with the dry issue. Or you can grill them and pull at the same temp.

03-08-2010, 03:14 AM
This is where you could win votes for photography and lose them for honesty. A really fantastic looking meal... I'm hoping you are not late for the next throwdown!



River City Smokehouse
03-08-2010, 04:01 AM
Great looking chops!

Desert Dweller
03-08-2010, 07:51 AM
Good looking meal.

03-08-2010, 08:54 AM
Wow, weconway (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/member.php?u=9591) you didn't save any of that good looking food for any of us....

03-08-2010, 09:01 AM
Great looking chops Wecon!
Def. throwdown worthy!

03-08-2010, 09:09 AM
Could of been a contender..

03-08-2010, 09:53 AM
Wouldn't have made the "zero club" with that one!! Nice work!