The combination of sharp mustard and rich, mellow pure maple syrup creates a unique flavor for these juicy bone-in pork chops.
Notice that we have not limited this recipe to the “southeastern corner of Western North Carolina,” but rather have made a universal Carolina recipe.
This unusual marinated pork recipe is half jerky and half grilled pork. Don’t worry about exposing the meat to the air; the vinegar is acts as a high-acid preservative.
While this roast could be prepared in an oven, smoking it over apple and cherry wood adds another dimension of flavor to complement the peppercorn and mustard glaze. A boneless pork loin could also be substituted for the bone-in sirloin roast.
The County Line near Sandia Resort makes a very tasty smoked pork loin stuffed with chiles and cheese. They’re a two-day drive from my house so when I got the urge for the dish I hopped on the motorcycle and took the much shorter trip to the grocery store for a quicker take on it, via some thick end cut chops and a few select ingredients instead.
This pulled pork and cinnamon barbecue bean recipe takes a lot of time but the end result is well worth it.
Make friends with someone who has a big white peach tree in their yard. You won’t regret it.