I have been craving this meal for about 2 weeks. Vinegar pepper pork chops are one of my favorite meals. Actually I also really like vinegar pepper chicken too. It’s a pepper thing.
I normally cook these indoors and I will bread and fry the pork chops or chicken breasts and serve them with mashed potatoes and a good bread, like a Panera French baguette. But we didn’t feel like driving, so my wife baked up some homemade bread. Since I wanted grilled pork chops today, I decided to cook on the Weber One Touch Silver which I just upgraded to a Weber One Touch Gold. That was simple, and I will get around to documenting that easy upgrade soon.
This meal centers around the vinegar peppers. You basically pour the juice into a pot, break the sweet red peppers into bite sized pieces, if you like it a little hot, add some hot cherry peppers too. Then simmer it while you cook the rest of the meal. While the charcoal comes up to cooking temp, pull out the pork chops to get them to warm up a bit. Trim any excessive fat. Then season them with some good salt and fresh ground pepper. Then once the grill is hot enough, start grilling! I got the fire hot and then placed the pork chops on. I rotated them 45 degrees after about a minute and a half in my failed attempt to get really cool looking grill marks. Maybe next time…
Pork chops can be tricky to cook. If you do not pay attention and even slightly overcook them, you end up with a pretty dry piece of meat. From everything I read we no longer have to freak out about pink or slightly undercooked pork because they have eliminated that parasite, or whatever it was making people fear for their lives if their pork was not well done.
Just keep an eye on it and pull it as soon as it hits your mark.
I normally pour the juices of the peppers over my mashed potatoes when I eat this meal. It mixes up well and tastes fantastic! But since I decided to try Smoked Mash Potatoes this time, there was no need to pour the juice over the mashed potatoes because they tasted incredible by themselves.
Here is a final shot of the meal about 30 seconds before I devoured it. PS: Take one of your last looks at my custom plywood countertop. The granite counters arrive on Thursday. Can’t wait!