Apple Braised Stuffed Porkchops

One day, my wife got a package in the mail.  It was a meat tenderizer from Cave Tools.  She handed it to me and told me “Make something with this.”

So, tenderizer in hand, I went to the meat section at the local grocery store and started to fantasize about what I could do. I decided to go with pork chops, because 1.) they are delicious, 2.) it is a tougher and thicker and would really put this new tenderizer to the test. I went through the rest of the grocery store thinking about what could go well with it, and that combined with the fact that pork chops go well with apple and I had earlier bought a huge container of apple juice, this is what I came up with.

A sweet flavored pork rolled with spinach and ricotta cheese. Very easy and very delicious!


4 pork sirloin chops
1 cup of apple juice
2 handfuls of fresh spinach
3/4 cup of ricotta or queso fresco cheese
seasoning salt
lemon pepper


1) Season the chop with seasoning salt and lemon pepper. Use a Cave Tools meat tenderizer to pound it down to a 1/4 inch thick. Marinate the pork chops in apple juice for 2 hours.

2) Chop spinach and cook in butter. Cook each side of the pork for two minutes on medium heat.

3) Put ricotta cheese on the chop, then sprinkle spinach in it. Roll it up and skewer it with a toothpick (to keep it rolled). Braise in applejuice covered with the lid on medium low heat for about fifteen minutes.

4) Enjoy!

** We received a Cave Tool meat tenderizer for free in exchange for a review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.**

So, first off, let me compliment the design of the product.  Its simple, sleek, and the weight is very easy to work with.  It has surprisingly good leverage and requires very little strength to utilize. (I admit to punching a hole in the meat accidentally thinking I needed to apply a lot of pressure.)  Overall, it took no time at all to get the meat to the tenderness and thickness that I wanted, and cleaning was simple.  Very impressed with Cave Tool and I look forward to using them in the future (probably their BBQ skewers and rack). And it is dishwasher safe!

You can purchase the Cave Tool Meat Tenderizer on Amazon or on the Cave Tool website.
Cave Tools is also offering the readers of The Morrell Tale 15% off a cave tool tenderizer on Amazon. Use promo code: KRYLK4CT

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.