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Monday, October 12, 2009

Cured Apple Sausage Stuffed Pork Chops

Another fall apple dish.....






I gave these extra thick pork chops a quick cure by sprinkling them with tenderquick (1TBS per pound of meat)...then shaking off any excess. I wrapped them and let them chill /cure for 2 hours..





I sauteed some chopped onion and minced garlic in butter, when tender I added my cubed apples... (about 1 cup)




Then I added browned sausage.....



Also added chicken broth and enough seasoned bread crumbs to make it hold together but stay moist. Also check for salt and pepper....

Rinse the cure off of the chops....

After the stuffing has cooled, I cut a pouch into the chops and filled them with the apple/sausage mixture... then sprinkled with pepper (no salt needed)




Into my drum smoker with a bit of apple wood...





I let them smoke for a little over an hour at 300 degrees....














The curing process keeps the chops moist and tender.....




They were down right tasty! :)



10 comments:

Rothe Homestead Farm said...

Looks Delicious!!! I've gotta try cure on chops. I can just imagine how good those were!!

Gene

Chris said...

That is one perfect looking chop, J! The filling alone sounds delicious.

Anonymous said...

I wish there was some way I could talk the powers above to let me sell from home. Although I probly would be cooking and eating and viewing your blog more than working!
Nice looking set of chops Sap :)

Bushman said...

Looks very good. I do love pork.
Last night we had apple slices drizzled with caramel, cinnamon and sugar donuts and cider for desert. It is apple time. I want to try this. Just stuffed some green peppers for dinner tomorrow.
I will be hunting so when I get home I just pop in oven. Tip; use V8 juice instead of water when cooking rice. Nice robust flavor.
Well done cowgirl(as always)

cowgirl said...

Gene, thank you! Hope you try that TQ sometime. It's good with chicken too.
Hope all's well in your part of the U.S. :)

cowgirl said...

Chris, I was just heading over to your blog to check out the stuffed pork loin you made... sure look great!!

Thanks. :)

cowgirl said...

lol Thanks Mr D! I wonder if they would let you work from home....you would need a large parking area. lol

cowgirl said...

Bushman, your apple dessert and stuffed peppers sound delicious! I'll give that rice trick a try too. Thanks!
Hope you have great luck with the hunt tomorrow. :)

A Year on the Grill said...

These are terrific. Gonna be trying this myself soon

cowgirl said...

Thank you A Year on the Grill! :)
I like the cured chops stuffed with jalapeno cornbread too. I've got a recipe around here someplace for them. lol
Thanks for stopping by! :)