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Smoked Pork Chops With Ale-Balsamic Glaze

Traeger Kitchen


Smoked Pork Chops With Ale-Balsamic Glaze

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Cook Time

50

Minutes

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

Ginger ale or Pale Ale, the balsamic glaze creates a sticky sweet chop that even kids will eat.

Ingredients

  • 4 Pork Rib Chops (8oz.), bone-in

  • As Needed Traeger Pork & Poultry Rub

  • 67/100 Cup Ginger Ale or Pale Ale

  • 1/4 Cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 Cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 Sprig Rosemary, finely chopped

  • As Needed olive oil

Steps

  • 1

    When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
  • 2

    Season the pork chops with the Pork and Poultry rub on all sides, gently pressing the seasoning into the meat.
  • 3

    Place the pork chops on the grill grate and let smoke for 30 minutes.
  • 4

    Meanwhile, make the glaze. Reduce the ginger ale, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, and chopped rosemary leaves on the stovetop over medium-low heat until it thickens to the point that it can coat the back of a spoon but still be pourable, about 15 to 20 minutes. Keep the glaze warm while the pork chops finish smoking.
  • 5

    Remove the pork chops and turn the Traeger up to High heat and preheat, lid closed for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • 6

    Lightly drizzle the chops with olive oil and put them back on the grill grate.
  • 7

    Cook the chops for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145℉ on an instant-read thermometer. Baste the pork chops with the glaze after they've been cooking for 10 minutes.
  • 8

    Remove from the Traeger, let rest for 10 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!