Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2018 in barbecue, main dish

A juicy pineapple and savory bacon hash laid over a tender pork chop that’s sure to be a hit at dinner

Pineapple has shown us how well it pairs with pork from time and time again. Big Poppa reminds us of the delicious combination in his Pineapple Bacon Tabasco Pork Chop recipe.  

The sweet and savory flavors of the Big Poppa’s caramelized pineapple bacon hash create an irresistibly delicious topping on pork chops. Throw in a side of rice and you have tonight’s dinner. 

Course: Main Dish   Cuisine: American   Prep Time: 40-50 min   Cook Time: 45 min   Servings: 4


1/2 Smithfield Boneless Loin

2-3 tablespoons Big Poppa Smokers Sweet Money Championship Rub


2 cans 20oz Dole Pineapple Chunks in juice

1lb Smithfield Bacon

1/2 Sweet white onion

1 pat salted butter

3-4 tablespoons Granny’s BBQ Sauce

1 tablespoons Tabasco Original Red


Preheat the grill to 350F, indirect heat (you will be adjusting to direct heat later)

Slice boneless loin into 4 equal pieces to create pork chops

Season both sides of the pork chops with Big Poppa Smokers Sweet Money Championship Rub

Place the pork chops on the indirect side of the grill

Check internal temperature after 10 minutes and flip at an internal temperature of 100F – cook the other side for another 10 minutes

While the pork chops are cooking, prepare your pineapple bacon hash

Preheat skillet

Dice bacon and onion into small pieces, set aside into separate bowls

Drain the Dole Pineapple Chunks and place into a bowl, set 1/3 cup of the juice aside for later use

Add bacon pieces to skillet and fry until crispy, set aside to drain on paper towels

Pour the majority of the bacon grease out of the skillet, then add pineapple chunks and onion back into the skillet – add a pat of salted butter and season lightly with Sweet Money Championship Rub – cook until caramelized

When caramelized, add the bacon back into the pan, along with 1/3 cup of reserved pineapple juice

Drizzle Granny’s BBQ Sauce over the hash, cook to reduce liquids

Remove the hash from the skillet and add Tabasco Original Red to taste, set aside

Check internal temperature on the pork chops, remove at an internal temperature of 130F and set aside

Increase the heat on your grill for direct fire cooking

Once direct heat is ready, sear the pork chops on both sides until there are grill marks and reach an internal temperature of 145F

Remove pork chops from grill, let rest for a few minutes

Top pork chops with pineapple hash and serve


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