Last week we celebrated National Pulled Pork Day with great enthusiasm, but don’t let the fun stop there! National Pork Month lasts the full month of October, and we present for your consideration another favorite pork dish—the pork chop. Pork ribs, pulled pork, and bacon may gain more attention when it comes to pork on your grill or in your smoker, but an expertly prepared moist and tender pork chop is a thing of beauty. Here are the most popular pork chop recipes on the website viewed by you, the readers:
St. Louis Pork Steaks
Mention St. Louis barbecue to most Americans and what comes to mind is ribs. But visit a typical St. Louis backyard in the summertime and you’ll likely find something very different sizzling away on the grill: these pork shoulder chops slathered with Maull’s, a local tomato-based barbecue sauce.
Grilled Pork Porterhouses with Newcastle Brown Ale and Mustard
Brown ale gives these quick grilled pork porterhouses, also known as loin chops, a soulful malt flavor with hopsy undertones. The mustard, onion, and pork evoke another classic combination: beer and bratwurst. A perfect meal for a cool fall evening.
Sweet Soy Pork Chops Double-Dipped in White Soy Sauce
These sweet-salty pork chops come from Chicago food dude Paul Kahan. The white soy sauce has a sweeter aroma and milder flavor than conventional soy sauce. A little advance planning (you have to marinate the chops for at least two hours) rewards you with the rich umami flavors of the soy sauce and garlic, along with brown sugar and ginger for sweetness.
Sweet and Garlicky Pork Chops
One of the constants in the world of barbecue is the pairing of grilled meats with garlic. Another is the use of sugar- or honey-based marinades to counterpoint the richness of a meat like pork. Put them together and you get this pork chop recipe for Thai-style barbecue.
Grilled Pork Chop “Calzones”
Another popular pork chop recipe is for these grilled pork chop “calzones”. Stuff your pork loin chops with cheese, ham, and pepperoni for a classic Italian spin on grilled pork.
Sweet and Salty Pork Chops
When this pork comes off the grill, it is as sweet as proverbial candy, and the curing keeps what is often a dry cut of meat deliciously moist. Rice makes for a good accompaniment to this dish.
And be sure to check out all of our pork recipes for a wide variety of cuts and cooking methods to suit your needs.