Garlic and sage, rubbed into the pork ahead of time,impart an earthy, aromatic flavor. The meat is thenmoistened by a beer marinade. The pork chops arebasted on the grill with a thick, tangy tomato-basedsauce -- the signature of a Saint Louis-style barbecue -- resulting in a smoky taste and almost-candied edges.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Rub pork-shoulder chops with garlic, sage, and coarse salt, and combine in a largedish. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours or up toovernight. One hour before grilling, pour lager over pork; let stand.

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  • Preheat grill to high. Grill pork chops for7 minutes. Flip, brush grilled sides with barbecue sauce, and grillfor 8 minutes. Flip, brush opposite sides withsauce, and grill for 2 minutes more. Flip, and grilluntil sauce caramelizes, 2 to 3 minutes.

Cook's Notes

With slightly more marbling than regular pork chops, shoulder chops are ideal for grilling. They are available at most grocery stores and butcher shops. Pork-loin chops may be substituted.

Reviews (2)

14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
07/11/2011
Dag, these were really good pork chops! The garlic and beer gave them great flavor. I used basil instead of sage.
Rating: Unrated
06/30/2011
I love your show, how do you season a cast iron skillet?