Stuffed Pork Chops

Discussion in 'Pork' started by garyhibbert, Jul 5, 2015.

  1. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I was as having coffee with Miss Linda at 5 AM today and she said "I know you're just champing at the bit to try out your new MES 30. so what are you cooking for supper?"  After a little thought, I decided on stuffed pork chops and cheese stuffed peppers.

    Got the Long Green Peppers ready first. My choice would have been jalapenos, but Miss Linda doesn't do hot--anyway, I like Long Greens.  Mixed up some Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese, Old cheddar, and grated Parmesan, put a couple of large shrimp in mine, and heaped the peppers full of the cheese mixture.  Wrapped each pepper in bacon, and they were ready for the smoker.


    Next I trimmed up the chops and butterflied them.  Coated each chop with lots of EVOO and a very generous coating of Jeff's Rub, inside and out.  They went into the fridge for a couple of hours while I prepared the stuffing mixture (recipe to follow).

    After I got the MES heated up, I stuffed the chops and used half a box of toothpicks to hold everything in. Even after jamming every bit possible into the chops, I still had some stuffing mixture left over--it will be cooked up to go with something later.


    Put the stuffed peppers in at 225 degrees with cherry smoke.  (since I had no cherry pellets, but did have cherry chips, I wisely decided to use the chip burner on the MES rather than the AMNPS---LOL)

    After the peppers had been smoking for 1 hour, I bumped the temp to 240 and put the chops in.  I pulled the chops after 1 hour and 40 minutes at 145 degrees IT, and foiled both the chops and peppers for a 10 minute rest.


    The chops and peppers were served up with jasmin rice and a mixed salad for Miss Linda and coleslaw for me.  The peppers still had a little crunch to them and the cheeses were nice and gooey.  The chops were (finally) juicy and,tender and, most importantly of all, downright delicious.


    Peppers--1 hour at 225, 1 hour 40 mins at 240 

    Pork chops--1 hour 40 mins at 240

    Smoke--cherry (entire time)

    Stuffing Mixture Recipe

    2 apples cored and chopped (skin on)

    1/2 cup raisins (soak in boiled water for 30 mins to plump up)

    3/4 cup breadcrumbs

    2 TBSP brown sugar

    1/2 tsp each salt and pepper

    1 tsp alspice

    2 TBSP melted butter

    2 TBSP chopped chives or onion

    beef broth (just eyeball it--adds flavor and extra moisture to keep chops juicy)

    Mix everything together and let sit for about 1/2 hour to allow flavors to blend

    Both Miss Linda and I agree, we will definitely be making these again.

    Thanks for looking

    Gary
     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoke Gary, looks tasty !
     
  3. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks Justin.  Always wanted a MES 30 and now that I have one, I don't know why I waited so long

    Gary
     
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a great smoke!Thumbs Up
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking smoke Gary!

    POINTS!
     
  6. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Gary that looks great Nice job I was going to do stuffed pork chops also this weekend from Jeffs news letter 

    A full smoker is a happy smoker

    DS
     
     
  7. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    GH, Excellent smoke, your dinner looks scrumptious ! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2015
  8. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Thanks guys.  I was real happy with this one.

    Gary
     
  9. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We really enjoyed the meal.  Miss Linda used to use this recipe and cook the chops in the oven.

    Gary
     
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Gary sorry I almost missed this one.Everything looks great.Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Richie

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