Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops

In this episode of Chef Tips, I traveled to Orange County to meet up with fellow YouTube chef Jack Scalfani of the Cooking with Jack Show. We cooked up a delicious grilled pork chop recipe with apple stuffing, and I must say it turned out delicious!

Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops

Serving Size: 4-6

Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops


  • 4-6 pork chops
  • 24 oz. apple cider
  • 24 oz. Newcastle Brown Ale
  • 4 bay leaves
  • Apple Stuffing:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 gala or Granny Smith apples, diced
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 2 cloves, garlic finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Dash of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper, to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • Balsamic Reduction:
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of balsamic vinegar


  1. Marinate 4-6 pork chops in the apple cider, ale and bay leaves for 12-24 hours.
  2. When ready to cook, remove the chops from the marinade and place in the refrigerator on a place.
  3. In a saute pan, melt the butter. Add garlic, shallots and apples. Saute until apples are tender. 3. Add brown sugar, sage and chopped parsley. Saute until apples soften up.
  4. Next, stir in the panko bread crumbs and add enough water to bind — about 1/2 cup. Season with salt, cracked pepper and cayenne. Set aside until ready to stuff the chops.
  5. Using a small paring knife, carefully slice a hole through the fatty side of each pork chop. Slowly carve a small cavity in the middle, keeping the hole small.
  6. Using your hands, fill each cavity with desired amount of apple stuffing.
  7. Once all the chops are complete, coat each side with about 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  8. Place about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of balsamic vinegar in a large saute pan and cook over low heat until it reaches a syrupy consistency.
  9. Set aside and keep warm as you preheat the grill.
  10. Grill pork chops on a preheated grill, turning once to get grill marks on each side. Serve topped with a drizzle of the balsamic vinegar reduction and enjoy!

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