Early Autumn Smoked Pork Chops

Early Autumn Smoked Pork Chops


"A savory main dish for fall, grilled marinated pork chops smoked in fall leaves. Goes well with rice and biscuits."
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1 h 40 m servings 330 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 330 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 41g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 16.9 g
  • 34%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 41 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 3137 mg
  • 125%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Combine ketchup, soy sauce, sugar, strawberry jelly, horseradish, tomato paste, butter, oil, vinegar, salt, black pepper, and paprika together in a saucepan over low heat; cook and stir until marinade is smooth, about 5 minutes.
  2. Place pork chops in a bowl; add marinade. Marinate pork chops in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Remove pork chops from marinade, reserving the extra marinade.
  4. Light charcoals in the grill and add several bags of fall leaves throughout getting the coals ready for grilling.
  5. Place pork chops on the grill when the coals are about halfway ashed over. Baste pork chops with marinade and flip pork chops. Cover grill with lid so smoke from the leaves can permeate the pork chops. Cook until pork is slightly pink in the center, 20 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).


  • Cook's Note:
  • The leaves lend a great flavor to the pork chops and help get rid of the piles of leaves in your yard! For extra good outdoors-y flavor, add a cedar branch or two to the fire.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.


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We really liked this recipe. I didn't notice the bit about the autumn leaves until just before I was getting ready to grill the chops, so I held off while I soaked some hickory chips for my gri...

Here in Ohio we have no fall leaves available in July, so I simply skipped the leaves and grilled these. I made 1/4 of the amount of marinade listed, for two large pork chops. I thought that w...

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