Smoked Pork Loin Center Cut Chops in Belgian Ale Marinade Recipe

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Smoked Pork Loin Center Cut Chops in Belgian Ale Marinade
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  1. Combine all the ingredients for the BBQ Blend.
  2. In a shallow glass or ceramic casserole whisk together the beer, sugar, salt, oil, vinegar, tarragon, allspice berries, and several grinds of the All-American BBQ Blend. Mix well and add the pork chops, massaging and turning them once in the marinade to coat well. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 4 to 5 hours, turning once half way through.
  3. Remove the meat about 30 minutes before putting on the barbeque to come up to room temperature. Place the apple wood chunks and rosemary sprigs on to soak and start about 15 pounds of charcoal. Place a hotel pan with water in it under the grill where the meat will be smoking to add moisture to the smoke and catch the drips of fat. When the coals are good and white hot, and you have blown on them a few times to stoke the fire, spread them out and add a few drained wood chunks at a time to the hot coals. Be careful not to put the fire out. You should start with only half of the total amount of wood chunks. Stoke the fire some more and close the top to the BBQ. Open the flue and chimney cap
  4. Chef's Note: I use a rather large converted oil barrel BBQ that has a lot of room to it. You can get similar results from a kettle BBQ but I would suggest using a smaller amount of coals and wood chunks, possibly dividing them on either side of the meat.
  5. Home Cook Recipe: A viewer or guest of the show, who may not be a professional cook, provided this recipe. The Food Network Kitchen have not tested this recipe and therefore cannot make representation as to the results.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 3427.09 Kcal (14349 kJ)
Calories from fat 1593.1 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 177.01g 272%
Cholesterol 643.36mg 214%
Sodium 6824.32mg 284%
Potassium 1900.75mg 40%
Total Carbs 17.77g 6%
Sugars 16.21g 65%
Dietary Fiber 0.49g 2%
Protein 255.14g 510%
Vitamin C 2.9mg 5%
Iron 5.3mg 29%
Calcium 49.4mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 351.98 Kcal (1474 kJ)
Calories from fat 163.62 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.18g 272%
Cholesterol 66.08mg 214%
Sodium 700.89mg 284%
Potassium 195.22mg 40%
Total Carbs 1.82g 6%
Sugars 1.66g 65%
Dietary Fiber 0.05g 2%
Protein 26.2g 510%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 5%
Iron 0.5mg 29%
Calcium 5.1mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 83.2
  • 71

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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