If you do not know by now, I am a fan of Nueske’s applewood smoked meats. They have some of the best products around and once you get a bite of any of their products you will know why. They offer everything from bacon, to liver sausage, to thick cut pork chops. I’ve tried many of their products before, but this was the first time I tried their smoked pork chops.
When I opened a box that was shipped, I was floored by what was inside. When I first laid eyes on these pork chops, I was blown away. First of all, I had never realized they offered these chops, and secondly, when I felt them through the package, I fell in love. These things looked and felt awesome, and I knew right away they were going to taste great!
So when I thought of what I could make with these chops, I decided to stuff them. They were a perfect thick cut pork chop, and I knew they could handle some fillings.
Let’s get started.
- 2 Nueske’s smoked pork chops
- 1/2 lb of cremini mushrooms, wiped clean, and finely chopped or placed in a food processor (stems and all)
- 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
- 1 medium shallot, finely diced
- generous pinch of salt
- generous pinch of pepper
- 1/4 cup of sherry wine
- pinch of dried thyme
- 4 slices of Havarti cheese
Begin by getting a large saute pan out and bring it to a medium, to medium high heat. Add in the butter, and let it melt. Add in the chopped mushrooms, shallot, salt, pepper, and thyme. Cook for about 15 minutes on medium heat, stirring on occasion. After about 10 minutes or so, add in the sherry, and cook until the sherry evaporates. Remove from the heat and let it cool.
Take a pork chop and make an incision in the pork chop, making a nice pocket. Be careful not to go all the way through. Repeat with the second pork chop.
Take half of the mushrooms and place inside of the pocket. Pack in the cheese, and press down. Repeat with the other pork chop.
Place the chops on a preheated grill over indirect heat. These chops are already smoked and precooked so you only need to warm them through, ensuring that the cheese is nice and melted.
Remove from the grill once the cheese is melted and serve. These pork chops were spot on in terms of that classic Nueske’s smoke, and when cutting into them, they were moist, and perfectly balanced with the cheese and mushrooms.
I think I won over my wife on these chops as well. Give these a shot, take a look at Nueske’s, and enjoy every minute of it! Hope you enjoy.