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Ninja Woodfire Grill Pork Tomahawk Chops

Experience the divine taste of Ninja Woodfire Grill Pork Tomahawk Chops, an all-time favorite dish among grill lovers. Sizzling, tender pork paired with smoky, mouthwatering seasonings, it’s a dish that will satisfy your hunger and take you on a culinary journey. Such a quick and easy – not to mention impressive – dish, fire up your Ninja and get cooking!

Pork Tomahawk Steaks on a white platter.

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These chops are an explosion of flavor, all thanks to the intriguing combination of aromatic spices like garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. The delightful smoky taste comes from cooking the chops on a Ninja Woodfire Grill, which uses special woodfire pellets for a distinct, robust flavor. The pork’s unique “tomahawk” cut gives this dish a rustic and impressive visual appeal that’s perfect for a special dinner or a casual backyard barbecue.

WHAT YOU’LL LOVE ABOUT NINJA WOODFIRE GRILL PORK TOMAHAWK CHOPS


  • They’re a quick cook in your Ninja Woodfire, and the touch of smoke really elevates the flavor.
  • Pork tomahawk steaks are impressive and much less expensive than beef steaks.
  • You can use your favorite pork rub to switch up the flavor.
Chops on the grill with sear marks.
Sear the chops then cook.

What is a Pork Tomahawk Chop?

If you’re wondering what exactly a pork tomahawk chop is, you’re not alone. This eye-catching cut gets its name from its distinctive shape that resembles a tomahawk axe. Essentially, it’s a bone-in pork chop, with the bone left long for presentation. When cooked right, this cut is exceptionally juicy and tender, making it a perfect choice for grilling.

How Long Does It Take To Make Pork Tomahawk Chops on the Ninja Woodfire Grill?

About 10 minutes is a good estimate. The exact time will depend on the thickness of your chops and the temperature of the chops when they went onto the grill. The colder the chops, the longer they’ll take.

Ingredients

  • 2 pork tomahawk steaks: You can find these at most high-quality butcher shops or grocery stores with a good meat selection.
  • Salt: This brings out the natural flavors of the meat.
  • Black Pepper: Adds a hint of heat to the dish.
  • Paprika: This gives a sweet and smoky flavor, and if you fancy more heat, opt for hot paprika.
  • Onion Powder: It contributes to a savory depth.
  • Garlic Powder: This injects a rich, garlic flavor without the hassle of mincing cloves.

You’ll also need:

  • Ninja Woodfire Pellets: These are essential for providing that irresistible smoky flavor. You can buy them from any home appliance store or online.
Labeled ingredients.

How to Make It

  1. Rinse the chops to remove any bone chips, then pat them dry. This step ensures a clean, bone-free bite.
  2. Power up your Ninja Woodfire Grill to high and press the Woodfire Smoke setting. This process preheats your grill, which is essential for searing the meat properly.
  3. Combine the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder while the grill is heating.
  4. Rub both sides of the chops with the spice mixture. This step allows the meat to absorb all the spices, enhancing its flavor.
  5. Add the chops to the hot grill and cook for 2 minutes, then flip. This action initiates the searing process.
  6. Cook an additional 2 minutes, then flip again. Repeat the process until the chops are well-seared.
  7. Cook 2 more minutes and flip but turn 90 degrees; this creates beautiful crosshatch grill marks.
  8. Cook the chops until they get to 140°F with a digital meat thermometer. Rest the chops and then serve. Resting is important as it allows the juices to redistribute throughout the chop.
Finished pork tomahawk steaks on a white plate.
Enjoy!

Chef Jenn’s Tips

  • Ninja Woodfire Grill cooks hot! Those chops will have enough carry-over cooking to cook them all the way through.
  • Temp your chops close to the bone AND in the meatier section so you don’t risk undercooked pork.
  • I like regular woodfire pellets with pork. I find the robust ones too strong.
  • You can make this without the addition of smoke, but that smoky flavor is so good!

Make It A Meal

Wondering what to serve with your smoked pork Tomahawk chops? When it comes to side dishes, you can’t go wrong with a classic potato salad or coleslaw. If you’re feeling adventurous, try serving your chops with a fresh, zesty peach salsa or an ear of grilled corn. For a more upscale dining experience, consider a creamy risotto or a crisp green salad with a tangy vinaigrette. Ultimately, the beauty of these Ninja Woodfire Grill Pork Tomahawk Chops is that they’re versatile enough to pair with just about anything, so feel free to let your culinary imagination run wild!

Storage

Store any leftover pork chops in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can eat the leftovers cold, on a salad, in a sandwich, or heat them up gently. I love cutting up leftover pork and making a hash out of it.

Step By Step Process

Pork Tomahawk Steaks on a white platter.

Ninja Woodfire Grill Pork Tomahawk Chops

Chef Jenn
Embrace your inner carnivore and go for these meaty and succulent chops! Cut from the rib with an extra long bone, these meaty chops cook hot and fast on the Ninja Woodfire Grill and are so juicy and tender inside!
5 from 50 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 212 kcal

Equipment

  • Ninja pellets

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pork tomahawk chops 8-10 ounces each
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions
 

  • Rinse the chops to remove any bone chips, then pat them dry. This step ensures a clean, bone-free bite.
  • Power up your Ninja Woodfire Grill to high and press the Woodfire Smoke setting. This process preheats your grill, which is essential for searing the meat properly.
  • Combine the salt, pepper, paprika, onion powder, and garlic powder while the grill is heating.
  • Rub both sides of the chops with the spice mixture. This step allows the meat to absorb all the spices, enhancing its flavor.
  • Add the chops to the hot grill and cook for 2 minutes, then flip. This action initiates the searing process.
  • Cook an additional 2 minutes, then flip again. Repeat the process until the chops are well-seared.
  • Cook 2 more minutes and flip but turn 90 degrees; this creates beautiful crosshatch grill marks.
  • Cook the chops until they get to 140°F with a digital meat thermometer. Rest the chops and then serve. Resting is important as it allows the juices to redistribute throughout the chop.

Notes

Chef Jenn’s Tips

    • Ninja Woodfire Grill cooks hot! Those chops will have enough carry-over cooking to cook them all the way through.
    • Temp your chops close to the bone AND in the meatier section so you don’t risk undercooked pork.
    • I like regular woodfire pellets with pork. I find the robust ones too strong.
    • You can make this without the addition of smoke, but that smoky flavor is so good!

Nutrition

Serving: 1chopCalories: 212kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 29gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 646mgPotassium: 522mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 253IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Ninja Woodfire Pork Tomahawk Chop, pork, pork tomahawk chop
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