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Barrel House Cooker Smoked Pork Chops

Prepare a full meal of drippingly juicy smoked pork chops with sweet potatoes in about an hour on a Barrel House Cooker.

BHC Smoked Pork Chops
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Recipe reposted with permission from BBQ blogger Girls Can Grill. Follow her on Instagram @girlscangrill.


  • 2 bone-in pork chops

Italian Garlic Marinade

  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Sweet Potatoes

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Yields 2 servings


BHC Smoked Pork Chops Hanging
  1. In a small bowl, combine the marinade ingredients. Rub the marinade all over the chops. Let rest on the counter while you light the coals.
  2. Light the coals according to the manufacturer's instructions. Add the open frame to the center part of the barrel with a half grill grate. Add the H-frame to the top of the barrel.
  3. Wash potatoes. Pierce multiple times with a fork. Rub with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on the grate in the middle section.
  4. Insert one hook into each chop. Hang the chops in the barrel. Close the lid. Cook for about 1 hour or until the internal temperature of the pork equals 145 degrees.
  5. Remove the pork and potatoes from the cooker. Remove the hooks. Slice the potatoes open and serve with butter.
Finished BHC Smoked Pork Chops


This recipe serves two. Feeding more? Double the recipe, and use the full grill grate in the middle section.

It's okay if the pork chops drip onto the sweet potatoes while they're cooking. In fact, it's downright delicious.

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