03 April, 2012

Mango Chorizo Stuffed Pork Chops

I have a recipe from a cookbook by Chef Bob Peterik that I've been anxious to try.  It was for Mango Chorizo Stuffed Chicken, but it works great with pork.  The mango chorizo marinade and stuffing is pretty much his recipe, I made a few minor tweaks and changed cooking methods.

Mango Chorizo Stuffed Pork Chops with 
Raw Honey and Mango 

You will need:

Pork marinade:
2 bone in center cut pork chops
2 mangos, peeled and pureed
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp white wine vinegar

1 mango, peeled and pureed
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
1/4 pound chorizo sausage
1 small yellow onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, stem and seed removed, diced small
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1/2 cup butter, melted

1 mango, peeled and pureed
2 tbsp raw honey
1 tsp cayenne pepper plus a pinch

Combine the mangos for the marinade with the sugar and white wine vinegar in a tupperware, mix thoroughly.  Add the pork chops, and marinate for 2 hours to overnight.

Cook the chorizo in a saute pan until brown and crumbly.  Remove, drain accumulated fat, and set chorizo aside.  Using same pan, heat olive oil and add the onion and jalapeno.  Cook until onion is soft and getting tan, about 8-10 minutes.

Add the chorizo, 1 of the 2 pureed mangos, onion and jalapeno to a bowl and mix well.  Season with a little salt and pepper.

Preheat grill to med heat.

Remove pork chops from marinade.  Discard marinade.  Season chops with salt, pepper, and a pinch of cayenne.  Using a paring knife or small sharp knife, cut a small pocket in the pork chop, cutting all the way to the bone.  Stuff the each chop with the stuffing, pressing as much in as you can.  Secure with a toothpick.

Place chops on the grill over heat.

Combine mango, raw honey, and cayenne. Reserve 2 tbsp, and baste the pork chops with remainer every 5 minutes or so (it keeps them nice and juicy!)  Flip after about 20 minutes.  Cook a total of 45 minutes, or until done. Top each chop with a reserved tbsp of mango and raw honey mixture.  Enjoy!

Some other favorite recipes:
Turkey Piccata with Charred Penne
Tomato Braised Kale


  1. Oh, what a brilliant dish idea! I absolutely love the stuffing. YUM! Maybe you could have a followers option, so I can follow your blog? Have a great day!

    1. Thanks! It turned out really good! If you have an account, once you sign in you should see a 'follow' button at the top right of the page. A better way to go would be to follow me on twitter- @grassrootschef I will have a Facebook page up as well shortly!