Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Honey Bacon BBQ Pork Chops

Matt Pittman of Meat Church is like a mad scientist playing with his seasonings.  Once again, he has proclaimed "It's ALIVE!" and rolled out a limited edition rub - Honey Bacon BBQ.

As the name would imply, this BBQ seasoning has the salty/sweet honey profile of Honey Hog and the smoky/bacon flavor of Bacon BBQ seasoning.  It comes out of the gates with a punch of flavor and finishes strong.

The day that I received my free sample from the Mad Scientist himself, I just happened to have a nice pair of Heritage Farms Cheshire Pork.  So I took the easy road and grilled these killer pork chops along with some grilled zucchini and couscous. 

I patted the chops dry, lightly rubbed them with oil and gave them a moderately heavy coat of Meat Church Honey Bacon BBQ.  Then I let them rest at room temperature for an hour so the rub could start acting as a dry brine - pulling the flavor into the meat.

I preheated a large Big Green Egg to 400°f.  The set up was direct heat with GrillGrates in place.  I grilled the chops for about 5 minutes per side (with a quarter turn halfway through each side) and brushed them with a glaze of stock, honey, and several pinches of the Meat Church Honey Bacon BBQ.

After grilling, I let the pork chops rest for 3 to 5 minutes before devouring them.

So quick and easy, the Honey Bacon BBQ laid the flavor smack down on these jobs.

The zukes were just sliced on a bias, brushed with oil and seasoned with the Honey Bacon BBQ rub.
Not only were the pork chops bursting with the Meat Church's flavor magic, but they were also perfectly cooked and juicy as can be.

As of today, the Meat Church Honey Bacon BBQ limited edition rub is still available for sale but I'd recommend buying it so, before it runs out of stock.