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smoked pork chops from a pellet grill on a cutting board

Smoked Pellet Grill Pork Chops

Pork Chops seasoned in a BBQ rub and then smoked to perfection on a pellet grill.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Rest Time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Australian, barbecue, BBQ, Smoked
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 550 kcal

Equipment

  • Pellet Grill
  • Wood Pellets - Hickory, Cherry or Maple recommended
  • Instant Read Meat Thermometer
  • Grill Tongs or Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Thick cut Bone-in Pork Chops
  • Your Favorite BBQ rub
  • Your Favorite BBQ sauce (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Apply the BBQ rub to your pork chops on both sides and let the rub "soak in" for about 20-30 minutes while you start up your pellet grill.
    seasoning pork chops for the pellet grill
  • Fill the hopper with pellets, turn on and run the pellet grill through the start up process, clearing out th white "start-up" smoke.
    traeger hopper filled with pellets
  • Turn the heat on the pellet grill to 300°F. If your pellet grill has the option to open any holes or vents in the drip pan for more direct heat, go ahead and do this.
    setting a pellet grill to 300 degrees for a hot and fast brisket
  • Once the pellet grill is at 300°F, place the pork chops in the cooking chamber on the grill grates, over the direct heat is applicable.
    pork chops being placed on a pellet grill smoker
  • Close the lid, if using any direct heat, flip the pork chops about every 10 minutes until they are finished cooking.
    pork chops smoking on a pellet grill
  • Optional: After about 10-20 minutes, brush the pork chops with BBQ sauce and close the lid. After 10 minutes, flip and brush the other side.
  • When the internal temperature of the smoked pork chops have reached 145°F, remove them from the pellet grill.
    cutting into a smoked pork chop on a cutting board
  • Let the pork chops rest for about 10 minutes before serving to let the juices distribute.
    a cut apart smoked pork chop

Video

Notes

Video and recipe courtesy of 501 BBQ.
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