Grilled Apple-Stuffed Pork ChopsFrom dariana 8 years ago
- 3 cups apple wood chips shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper shopping list
- 1/8 teaspoon onion salt or garlic salt shopping list
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves shopping list
- 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional) shopping list
- 1/4 pound bulk Italian pork sausage or bulk turkey sausage shopping list
- 1 apple, cored and finely chopped shopping list
- 1/4 cup chopped onion shopping list
- 1/2 cup corn bread stuffing mix shopping list
- 2 tablespoons snipped fresh parsley shopping list
- 1 to 2 tablespoons apple juice shopping list
- 4 pork loin rib chops, cut 1-1/2 inches thick (about 3 lb. total) shopping list
- Purchased apple butter shopping list
- Grilled sliced apples (optional) shopping list
How to make it
- At least 1 hour before cooking, soak wood chips in enough water to cover. Drain.
- For the rub, stir together the black pepper; onion or garlic salt; cloves; and, if desired, red pepper.
- For stuffing, in a saucepan cook the sausage, apple, and onion for 5 minutes or until sausage is cooked through. Drain fat. Stir in stuffing mix and parsley; add enough of the apple juice to moisten. Remove from heat; set aside until cool.
- Trim fat from chops. Cut a pocket in each chop by cutting a slit in the meat and working the knife inside to cut almost to bone, keeping original slit small. Spoon stuffing into pockets. If necessary, secure with wooden toothpicks. Sprinkle the rub evenly over both sides of the pork chops; rub into meat.
- Drain wood chips. Prepare grill for indirect grilling; test for medium heat above the drip pan. Place chops on the lightly oiled grill rack directly over the drip pan.
- Cover and grill chops for 35 to 40 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center reads 165 degree F, turning chops once. Add more wood chips every 15 minutes. Brush with apple butter every few minutes during last half of grilling. If using wooden toothpicks, remove them before serving. Serve with grilled sliced apples, if desired.
The Cookdariana IL
The Rating3 people
Ok, I made all sorts of substitutions (regular breadcrumbs for cornbread stuffing, no apple chips, no apple butter) but it's still excellent. Flavors are great.unswissmiss in Basel loved it
I love adding fruit to any meat recipe. Thank you so much for posting the recipe here. The flavor of the apple must really enhance the pork. I'll have to try your recipe! Thanks again!annieamie in Los Angeles loved it