Moink Balls & Pork Chops w/ Q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by adiochiro3, May 11, 2011.

  1. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Do ya put MOINKs under pork or beef??? [​IMG]   I chose "pork" because of the chops that went along for the ride.

    Actually, I found these chops in the clearance bin at the local market.  There were not quite enough for the family dinner, so I decided to make some MOINK balls to complete the meal (my first attempt at MOINK balls).  I seasoned the chops with salt, pepper, and brown sugar.  Here they are in the finished state.

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    I ground my own beef from a london broil cut, mashed a panade (bread & milk) to keep the meatballs moist, and mixed everything with Italian bread crumbs and pepper.  Of course -- the essence of the MOINK -- BAAAAACOOOON!  [​IMG]   Held everything together with a toothpick.

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    Into a 250* smoker with ashwood for smoke.  The chops are behind the MOINKs.  On the top rack are some of the ingredients for my daughter's authentic smoked salsa for a little competition in her Spanish class.  I'll post that Q-view a little later tonight when we've done the final assembly & taste-testing.  [​IMG]

    Pulled the chops and the MOINK balls out when they hit 165* internal temp.  I crisped up the bacon under the broiler for about 60 seconds a side.  The finished chops are shown in the first pic.

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    The MOINKs were a huge hit with dinner -- little heavenly bite-sized carnivore treats on a stick!  I will definitely add these to my appetizer repertoire along with ABT's and stuffed smoked mushrooms!

    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Looking Balls and Chops...
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks delicious James! Great job!
     
  4. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks mighty tasty James !

    Bear
     
  5. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    Nice!!

      Craig
     
  6. hyyal

    hyyal Smoke Blower

    Wow! That looks great!
     
  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I could eat those for breakfast....great job !!!!
     
  8. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome, nice color on those chops
     
  9. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look awesome. Where's the salsa?
     
  10. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Either my ISP or this website went wonky in the middle of my salsa post last night, & after much frustration, [​IMG] I gave up and went to bed.  I'm posting it right now.  Thanks for the interest and the kind words!
     

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