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Stuffed Pork Chops, Cranberry Stuffing
Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberry Stuffing


Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberry Stuffing, this is one of our very 1st recipes from Dec. 2009. I thought some of you may enjoy looking at this and seeing how we’ve grown. This was done on a Traeger. The only editing I’ve done here are with the photos and the closing…

These were something special Patti dreamed. Literally she had a dream about these.  We went to see Jacob at T & H Meats and told him what she had in mind. He came up with these chops that were almost 4 inches thick and sweet and tender on their own. Then, Patti made a cranberry stuffing and a zesty cranberry sauce.

All I can say is “OH MY”, these were so good that you could serve them for any special occasion and everyone will sing praises. I am looking forward to my next special occasion: another Date Night with Patti.

Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberry Stuffing
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour
Grill: Traeger Wood Pellet Grill
Pellets:  Lumberjack maple

Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberry Stuffing
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Ingredients: Zesty Cranberry Wine Sauce

  • 1 can of cranberry sauce (we like the whole berry)
  • 1 C. dried cranberries
  • 1 C. red wine, any kind you like to drink is perfect to use for cooking
  • 3 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. Country Bob’s Sauces and Seasonings all purpose sauce

Directions: Zesty Cranberry Wine Sauce

Put all ingredients in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat until it thickens.

Ingredients: Cranberry Stuffing

  •  1 bag stuffing cubes, seasoned
  • ¾ stick butter
  • 1 C. celery, chopped
  • 1 C. onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. Country Bob’s Season Salt
  • 2 C. chicken broth

Directions: Cranberry Stuffing

Sauté veggies in butter.  Add seasonings, broth and stuffing, stir to mix. Spoon stuffing lightly into pork chops.

Ingredients: Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberry Stuffing

  • 4 double thick pork chops, bone in

Directions: Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberry Stuffing

With a sharp knife cut a slit in the pork chop. Patti likes the bone in so she knows when to stop cutting. Make your cut all the way back to the bone. Make as large a pocket you can for the stuffing. Spoon the stuffing into the chop. It is stuffing, stuff it in there. All you can.

Stuffed Pork Chops, Cranberry Stuffing
Cut a Pocket into Your Pork Chops

 

Stuffed Pork Chops, Cranberry Stuffing
Fill with Stuffing

 

Stuffed Pork Chops, Cranberry Stuffing
Ready for the Grill

 

Stuffed Pork Chops, Cranberry Stuffing
On the Grill

Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberry Stuffing
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Cooking Directions: Traeger

Open the lid and set the dial to “smoke”. After about five minutes, shut the lid. Give it about 10 minutes to heat up. Patti has lined the drip pan with foil for me, it makes for easier clean up. Place everything directly onto the grill and just let it hang out in the smoke and get happy for 40 minutes.

After 40 minutes, turn the digital control up to 375 degrees for 20 minutes. You should have a temperature around 310 at the stack or dome thermometer.

When the meat reaches an internal temp around 130 pull it off. Cover it and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving. This will be medium rare. Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill. So for medium pull it at 140 and overdone 160. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like.

Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberry Stuffing
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Stuffed Pork Chops, Cranberry Stuffing,
Time to Eat!!!

Stuffed Pork Chops with Cranberry Stuffing
A Pellet Grill Recipe

About Our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Green Mountain, Sawtooth, Louisiana, Royall, Memphis, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Outdoor Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. I have a question about the recipe for the stuffed pork chops with cranberry stuffing. I assume that the sauce is just served with the pork chops as a side. If this is correct, do you put any of the dried cranberries in the stuffing? It is not mentioned in the recipe but the picture looks like they are in the stuffing. I plan on making theses tomorrow night sure look good.

    Thanks,
    Tony

    1. This is one of my favorites, yes the cranberries are in the stuffing also. They add some extra juciness and a more tart flavor than the usual stuffing.

      1. thank you

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