Before I begin allow me to get this off my chest. I have REAL issues with what McDonalds call a McRib.
First there is (I’m guessing here) ABSOLUTELY NO RIB MEAT in it what so ever! From the best I can figure it’s ground up, processed, frozen, shoulder meat. Then they hide it all in a gallon of a chemistry lab that they call BBQ sauce.
With that in mind I figured we could do better, certainly not any worse.
Quick look: 1/2 an hour or so for total cooking time, 3 hours for marinating if you choose to do so. Direct grill boneless pork chops, place in warmed BBQ sauce, place on hoagie buns with grilled peppers and onions, adding more BBQ sauce.
What you will need:
1/2 cup bourbon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup yellow (prepared) mustard
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
Pork loin chops about 1/2 to 1 inch thick (or other boneless pork chop)
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 large onion
BBQ Sauce of your choice.
Let’s make a GREAT BBQ sandwich
Begin with by getting yourself some nice pork loin chops. I prefer to cut mine out of a pork loin myself. It’s cheaper and I can control the thickness. Not to mention it’s easy and you can freeze up what you don’t use for another cook another day.
I’d recommend a cut chop between 1/2 to 1 inch thick.
Next prepare your marinade and drop the chops in about 3 hours before cook time. You don’t really want to go much longer as this marinade really loosens up the meat.
Simply whisk the ingredients together thoroughly and pour over meat in a resealable freezer bag.
Setup your grill for direct grilling. Placing the pork chops and your choice of BBQ sauce on the grill. By warming the BBQ sauce on the grill, when you place them into the sauce they won’t drop to “refrigerator cold”
With 1 inch chops figure about 6 minutes per side flipping once. Seeing as not all pork chops are created equal, you can drop the finished ones into your BBQ sauce to slow the cooking and keep them from drying out.
While this is cooking you can begin grilling your peppers and onions. I prefer using a grill pan for this, but there is another option if you don’t have one. You can grill the peppers and onions directly on the grill, as pictured below.
We did this on two grills, however if you’re a normal person and have one grill, you can simply keep your chops warm (while adding flavor) by dropping them in the sauce and keeping them in the oven on warm.
Now simply place them on hoagie buns with the grilled peppers and onions. I also did one with raw onions and I must say it was every bit as fantastic as the the other, maybe better, but you have to grill peppers and onions to get your guest and neighbors salivating.
As you serve these to your guest, tell them “You won’t get these at McDonalds”.