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Vortex Plus Easy Stuffed Pork Chops

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These are not your momma’s dry and mealy pork chops (or was that just my momma? hehe sorry mom, I love you). You can cook 1 – 4 chops at a time in the Vortex, just know the time will vary. Also, to get them cooked through and the edges browned nicely, if you are cooking more than 1 tray, there is a bit of flipping involved, but I promise it is worth it.

Vortex Plus Easy Stuffed Pork Chops 

Recipe by Lana Horruitiner Perez with a trick or 2 from America’s Test Kitchen

  • 1 – 4 inch thick Pork Chops, bone-in
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Olive Oil

Brine:

  • 6 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Table Salt
  • 3/4 cups Brown Sugar

Stuffing:

  • 1 box Stove Top Stuffing
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 3 Tbl Butter
  • 3 Tbl Raisins or Dried Cranberries (optional)

Equipment: 1 Gallon size Ziploc Bag


Using a sharp pairing knife, cut a small pocket in the side of each of the pork chops. Try to keep the hole about 2 inches wide and through to the back of the chop. Set aside.

In a large mixing jug or bowl dissolve 1/4 cup Table Salt and 3/4 cups brown sugar in 6 cups Water. Whisk well.

Pour the liquid into a Gallon size Ziploc bag. (I like to double the bags, just incase one leaks.) Add the Pork Chops and place in the fridge for 1 hour. (Place the Ziploc bags in a bowl before placing in the fridge for even more protection against leaking. You could probably guess, I have had a leak accident in my fridge and it sucks!)20190812_171001

While the Pork Chops are marinating, prepare the filling.

In a microwave safe bowl with a cover, pour in 1 1/2 cups Water, 3 Tbl Butter or margarine, 3 Tbl Raisins or Dried Cranberries (optional), and Stove Top Stuffing mix. Stir. Cover and place in the microwave for 4 minutes. When done, fluff with a fork and set aside. (If you don’t have a microwave, you can use the directions for making it on the stove.)20190812_152116

After the Pork Chops have marinated for 1 hour, take them out of the marinade and dry them off with a paper towel. 20190812_183930

Stuff approximately 2 Tbl of the prepared Stuffing into the Pork Chops. 20190812_152740

Spray or brush a small amount of Olive Oil onto both sides of the Pork Chops and sprinkle with Salt and Pepper. 20190812_153155

Place 2 Pork Chops on each Vortex Plus Baking Tray.

Make sure the drip tray is at the bottom of the Vortex. Press the “AIRFRY” button and increase the temperature to 370 degree. Set the Time to 25 mins. (If you are only cooking one tray of Pork Chops, Set time to 20 mins.) Press “START” button.

Once the Vortex Plus oven displays “ADD FOOD” place the trays in the following position.

  • For cooking only 1 tray (1-2 Pork Chops), place the tray in the middle position.
  • For cooking 2 trays (3-4 Pork Chops), place one tray on the very bottom directly on to of the drip tray and the other tray place in the middle position.

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    Notice the bottom tray is sitting on the bottom level, but sitting directly on top of the drip pan on the floor of the oven.

Close the door and the Vortex Plus will start automatically.

After 10 minutes of cooking (the display will read 15 mins), use tongs to flip each Pork Chop and then rotate the pans so the lower pan is now in the top position and the middle rack is on the lower position (not on the drip pan but on the lower shelf). Close door and the Vortex Plus oven will continue cooking.20190812_191237

After another 10 minutes (the display will read 5 mins), rotate one more time. (Do not flip each Pork Chop this time, just rotate the trays switching the positions.)20190812_192305

Once the Vortex Plus is done cooking, remove the Pork Chops and serve.

Buen Provecho!20190812_16093620190812_16075420190812_193524

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Vortex Plus Easy Stuffed Pork Chops”

    1. Thank you for your correction. It was a typo. Editing is not my forte as I am more of a math person than a writer. If you ever need Advanced Calculus help, I’m your gal.

      1. You’re a sweetheart Lana 🙂 Learning is great…lets hope the intent was
        just that with the marinade reference… I remember when narrating as a Tour
        Director…I was full of enthusiasm & wanted everyone to enjoy & when sharing
        something historical as we were passing through somewhere while sharing the tidibt I said….and “she was pregnant…with child…” when the 44 passengers were disembarking to the hotel…one gentleman with smiles pulled me aside and said..
        “Pregnant…it means “with child…” …I had to think about that for a second…lol then I realized he was correcting my verbal delivery of facts..etc.. and I knew he was amused…yet I was actually glad to learn…and no criticism came forth.. I watch cooking channels and always there are grammatical misses..yet the heart of the
        man/woman/gal/guy sharing… that’s what I see…and I’m grateful actually that
        the person is authentic…it gives it integrity 🙂 We love you Lana! Your response was delightful… I’m smiling..and hope you always will be!

      2. Hi Nancy, thank you so much for your kind words. My rule of thumb is to (try) and always hear people with an open heart and assume the best of intentions until shown otherwise. I used to teach Multicultural Ed at a university and it’s so important, especially when communicating about tough subjects, to hear people without placing assumptions on what we think their intentions are. Because in the end we are all people trying to connect. Plus teaching in front of a classroom is really humbling and it’s important to be willing to see my own mistakes. I started this blog to share my family’s recipes and I didn’t realize that the hardest part for me wasn’t the cooking or the converting recipes or now even the video making, but for me the hardest time consuming part is the writing. I just don’t have that creative writers brain so a simple silly paragraph can take me hours, lol. And then the last thing I want to do is go back and reread and edit it, hahaha. So actually having readers write me when I make a mistake is like a free editing service. 🙂 PS one day I should share my text message autocorrect mistakes due to my refusal to read before sending. They are legendary. lol

      3. Lana…. I got your character with that win/win embracing with my first
        time watching one of your YouTube Videos… I’m VitaZgal and you always
        embraced my desire for help and ways to give it….it’s a dream come true !
        Thanks for sharing… I’m there for ALL your presentations…with joy and
        a “You go Gal..” cheering as I watch.. 🙂

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