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Peanutty Pork Burgers

It's a happy fact that more and more people are discovering the great change-of-pace pleasure of cooking and eating outdoors-in the backyard, on the terrace, by the shore, at a campsite, even afloat. Chances are that you're among this group. And why not? Nothing is more appetizing than the sight and aroma of food grilling over the glowing coals. Take the American Favorite Pastime of Grilling and add the Hawaiian Inspired Peanuty Pork Chops it to the menu and you find yourself....BUILDING A BETTER BURGER!!


1 cup croutons
1/2 cup finely chopped salted peanuts
2 tablespoons fresh minced onions
2 tablespoons fresh snipped parsley
1 teaspoon crushed red chili pepper
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon Sutter Home Chardonnay
3/4 teaspoon salt
8 loin or rib pork chops 1 1/4 inches thick, with pockets
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 jar (10 ounces) apple jelly
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup butter, melted
8 Hawaiian Bread Burger Buns


Combine croutons, peanuts, onion, parsley and chili pepper in bowl. Stir together butter, water, wine and 3/4 teaspoon salt; pour over crouton mixture and toss gently. Trim excess fat from pork chops; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Stuff crouton mixture in pockets; close opening with skewers. Heat jelly and lemon juice just to boiling, stirring constantly. Place chops on grill 4 inches from medium coals. Cook 1 hour, turning every 15 minutes or until done-no pink in center. Baste with jelly/lemon sauce during last 30 minutes of cooking period.Melt butter, toast buns on grill and spread butter on buns.Trim bone from pork chop then add Hawaiian Bread Burger buns.


8 servings. And its guaranteed to turn any gathering into an instant party!