Your family will love you for making these delicious Pork Chops. This recipe is one of the best pork chops recipes I’ve ever had the privilege of making. They are super juicy and tender thanks to the air fryer.
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No matter, what pork chop you have chosen at the store, it is very important to realize that all pork chops cook at the same time. The thickness of the pork chop (no matter what the variety) determines the cooking time. The most common thickness of pork chops is from 1 inch to 2 inches thick. when you are using an air fryer, the most important thing to remember is to flip them halfway, so they cook evenly.
All pork chops come from the loin, this runs from the hip to the shoulder and contains a small strip of meat, that is in the center of the loin, called the tenderloins. You can usually find the tenderloins at the supermarket, pre-seasoned and marinaded.
The most common parts of the pig that are sold in your local grocery store are from the rib section and the loin.
DID YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL DIFFERENT TYPES OF PORK CHOPS?
There are several different types of pork chops, at your local grocery store.
A. Porterhouse Pork Chops: This portion of pork is a bone-in pork chop with pork loin on one side of the T-Bone and the pork tenderloin on the other side. These chops are usually about 1 inch thick, but you are some times lucky enough to find 2-inch pork chops.
B. Ribeye Pork Chops: These are the center of the loin. These are the boneless pork chops, they are almost like pork loin chops. The cut comes directly from the rib area of the loin, next to the blade chop.
C. Sirloin Pork Chops: This is a cheaper piece of meat that has some hip and backbone, it has more bones than the other chops.
D. New York Pork Chops: These are usually referred to as Center Cut Chops. These are boneless chops, they are above the loin chops.
E. Blade Chops: This cut comes from the shoulder, the meat on the blade chop is darker than the other chops, it also has lots of fat and connective tissues. These are typically sold as pork loin country-style ribs.
HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE TIPS FOR MAKING PERFECT PORK CHOPS EVERY TIME:
Do Not cook chops straight from the refrigerator. Take the pork chops out of the refrigerator, and let them sit at room temperature for about thirty minutes. This helps the pork cook evenly.
Generously season the pork chops with salt. As soon, as you take your pork chops out of the refrigerator, give them a generous seasoning with salt. The salt helps to enhance the flavor and texture of the pork chops.
Be Generous with spices and a little bit of flour. To further enhance the flavor of the pork chops, use your favorite spice rub. Mix in a tablespoon of flour, to your spice, as it will create a flavorful crust on your pork chops.
HOW TO TELL WHEN PORK CHOPS ARE DONE:
Your pork chops are done when they reach an internal thermometer of 145 degrees F. The time will depend on how thick the pork chops are, you might need to add a few minutes to the cooking times if they are really thick. from the suggested cook times in our recipe below.
It is really important that you do not need raw pork, as you can become ill, by eating raw pork.
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Air Fryer, Easy BBQ Pork Tenderloin
Nothing like slow-roasted pork tenderloin, made in the air fryer, today I used an easy homemade BBQ sauce that I marinated overnight, and then just tossed it into my air fryer, and had dinner in the table in no time.
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 10
- Total Time: 30
- Yield: 2 servings 1x
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Pork Tenderloin (mine pieces were about 5 ounces each)
- Start by making the BBQ sauce, add all of the ingredients into a small saucepan, bring to a simmer, and stir under it thickens, about 5-7 minutes.
- Then let cool. Add your pork tenderloin and marinate overnight.
- Set it in the air fryer oven or basket and set the temperature to 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. (air fryer setting)
- Check the internal temperature, once it reaches: 145 degrees F, remove. Let rest for about 5 minutes before you cut into it. That will allow the juices to settle inside.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!