START TRAEGERING WITH 0%* APR FINANCING - SHOP NOW
Due to Covid-19 Shipping May be Delayed - Learn Morex
Bone-In Pork Chops

Traeger Kitchen


Bone-In Pork Chops

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Cook Time

15

Minutes

Serves

4 - 6

People

Effort

difficulty
difficulty
difficulty
difficulty
difficulty

What's this?

Serve these tender citrus brined grilled pork chops to secure your spot as the King of BBQ.

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup salt

  • 1 Cup brown sugar

  • 2 Gallon cold water

  • 2 oranges, quartered

  • 2 lemons, quartered

  • 6 Sprig rosemary

  • 5 bone-in pork chops

  • 2 Stick butter, softened

  • 1 Clove garlic, pressed or minced

  • 4 Sprig fresh thyme leaves

  • 1 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps

  • 1

    Brine: To make the brining solution, dissolve salt and sugar in 2 gallons of cold water in a non-reactive container (such as a clean bucket or large stockpot, or a clean, heavy-duty, plastic garbage bag.) Add all ingredients including in the brine and mix. Brine for 24 hours.
  • 2

    Rinse the pork chops under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels.
  • 3

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill on Smoke with the lid open until the fire is established (4 to 5 minutes). Make sure drip tray is empty.
  • 4

    Set the temperature to High and preheat, with lid closed (about 10-15 minutes). You want the grill grates really hot, so do not open the grill during this period of time.
  • 5

    Mix together the ingredients for the butter in a small bowl until combined. Rub both sides of the pork chops with the butter.
  • 6

    When grill comes to temperature, put the chops on the outer rim of the grill to get the most direct heat.
  • 7

    Close the lid and wait 3-4 minutes before checking on them.
  • 8

    Chef Tip: Cook the chops to your desired internal temperature, we do 150 degrees F (about 8-10 minutes). When it gets to that temperature, flip for just one second to seal in flavor.
  • 9

    Pull the pork chops and let rest for 5-10 minutes, and serve. Enjoy!