How to make the perfect pork chop

Most of us in The Netherlands grew up eating pork chops. Sometimes they were great but most of the time they were not.
I am going to show you how to make the best pork chops you ever had, every time. I start with a complete pork rib roast because its cheaper than individual pork chops

Prep Time 8 hrs
Cook Time 2 hrs
resting time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Smoking
Servings 4 people
Calories 413 kcal


  • 2 kg Iberico rib roast Frenched

For the brine

  • 1 L water
  • 1 piece white onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 pieces bay leaves
  • 5 pieces juniper berries
  • 1 tbsp black pepper corns
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar

For the marinade

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fine salt
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 4 tbsp paprika powder


  • Make your brine by filling a deep pan with the water and the rest of the ingredients for the brine.
  • Put the pork chops in the brine and make sure they are underwater. Put the pan in the fridge for 2 to 6 hours.
  • In the meantime make the marinade by mixing all the ingredients for the marinade.
  • Take the pork chops out of the brine and put them in the marinade and back in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  • Fire up your grill to smoke at a temperature of 140°C/284°F with some apple smoke wood.
  • Place the pork chops and close the lid. Let the meat come to a core temperature of 65°C/150°F.
  • Take the pork chops off the grill. Let the temperature in the barbecue rise and sear the pork chops to get some great grill marks.
  • Let the meat rest for a couple of minutes and eet smakelijk.



Calories: 413kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 2gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 21gSodium: 3593mgPotassium: 311mgFiber: 5gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 4160IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Grilled, pork chops, Smoked
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