How to Cook Smoked Pork Chops

Smoked pork chops are a piece of meat cut from the pig’s loin, which then undergoes a hot or cold smoking process. The partially cooked smoked pork chops are mostly purchased with bone but are available as boneless too. Given below are the details on how to cook smoked pork chops on the stove and in the oven.

1. Ingredient

Smoked pork chops have an intense flavor owing to the coating mix and the smoking process.

The mix is prepared with various spices, salt, and sugar. The pork chops are first coated with the mixture and then smoked attentively at 68°F – 86°F.

The final result is a semi-cooked smoky flavorsome moist pork chop.

2. How to Cook Smoked Pork Chops

Smoked pork chops taste exquisite! Since they come partially cooked and already spiced, it is easy, time-saving, and trouble-free to cook them at home. Besides pan-frying and roasting, you can also grill the smoked pork chops.

how to cook smoked pork chops

  2.1. How to Cook Smoked Pork Chops on Stove

Smoked pork chops can be cooked on the stove within 5-6 minutes!

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 smoked pork chop
  • Non-stick skillet
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or any cooking oil)

Cooking Process: Pan Fried

Step 1: Place the non-stick skillet on the stove. Turn on the stove and set the flame to medium-high heat.

Step 2: Drizzle olive oil in the pan and let it heat up.

Step 3: Once you notice the oil releasing some smoke, release the pork chop. Let one side get nicely fried and turn brown.

Step 4: Now, flip the pork chop and fry the other side for 2 minutes until deliciously brown.

Step 5: Adjust the flame to low heat and allow the pork chop to cook for an extra minute.

Within 5 minutes, the smoked pork chop should be perfectly cooked! Serve it on a plate and enjoy it with mashed potatoes and boiled/stir-fried veggies.

  2.2. How to Cook Smoked Pork Chops in Oven

To cooking smoked pork chops in the oven, you’ll need 25 minutes! It’s more convenient than cooking sausages as you don’t have to line/spray the baking tray. Also, once you place the meat in the oven you are done! No flipping is required.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 smoked pork chop
  • Non-stick pan
  • Baking tray

Cooking Process: Oven Roasted

Step 1:

Set the oven temperature at 350°F for pre-heating.

Step 2:

In the meantime, place the pan on the stove at medium-high flame.

Step 3:

Put the pork chop in the pan, and fry only one side for 3-4 minutes till it cooks turns brownish. Turn off flame.

Step 4:

Now, move the pork chop to a baking tray. Flip the meat so that the pan-fried brownish side is on top.

Step 5:

Let the pork chop cook for 20 minutes in the oven.

Take it out of the oven and serve it on a plate with some charred corn kernels and fresh salad.

One way to confirm that the smoked pork chop is well-cooked and safe to consume is to use a meat thermometer. Place the thermometer in the cooked chop right after taking out of the stove/oven to check if the temperature is 63°C or 145°F. If not, cook the pork chop for 2-3 more minutes.

Now that you know how to cook smoked pork chops, relish them conveniently for lunch or dinner with your favorite glaze, topping, or sides!

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