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

  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

  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!

  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

  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.

  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.

  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.



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