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Apple Cornbread Stuffed Pork Chops

Posted on: January 22nd, 2018 by admin No Comments

2 TBLS Olive Oil

1 lb pork sausage

1 medium onion – diced

1 medium green pepper – diced

Chicken broth

1 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

Sweet Carol Swine Apple Cornbread

6 pork chops (bone-in or boneless)


Prepare cornbread per instructions at least 2 hours before making stuffing


Brown pork sausage in olive oil, add peppers/onions to sausage and saute’ for 5 minutes over medium heat

While sauteing peppers/onions cut half of the cornbread into small cubes and place in medium bowl; add pepper/onions/sausage mixture to cornbread – depending how you like your stuffing (dry or wet) add broth and mix (I started with aS ½ cup of broth)

Season with salt & pepper and brown pork chops in the same frying pan for about 6 minutes a side for ¾” thick chops; remove to baking sheet.  To the pork chop pan, add ½ cup chicken broth and scrap up all the goodness.

Spoon stuffing onto pork chops and spoon pan drippings over stuffing


Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes…pair with a tossed salad or your favorite vegetable….ENJOY!


(for a more apple flavor, sprinkle Sweet Carol Swine Yankee Apple Rub on your pork chops before browning, YUM)


Thank you Leslie Sharpe


KCBS Competiton Pulled Pork

Posted on: February 19th, 2015 by admin No Comments

So you want pulled pork like the competitors…well here’s how they do it basically. Everyone has their own technique if you will but here’s how I got 5th place in NYS.

Good pork shoulder with good marble

Now I’ve tried the “prime pork” and it’s really fatty…to me a real good “Choice” shoulder with fat content in it is all you need.

Now it’s time to trim. Trim off any excess fat from the shoulder…but not all of it. There will be a ton of it on the bottom…I’d say take off half but not all.

Once your shoulder has been cleaned up it time to inject. I use Chris Lilly’s injection reciepe but everyone always uses their “top secret” injection. When it come down to it judges like sweet over heat.


3/4 cup apple juice

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup salt

2 tlbs Worcestershire sauce

mix up and inject until that shoulder can’t hold anymore.

Set up kettle grill (this is what I used for my 5th place 1st time out in competition) for and indirect smoke or use your smoker

use briquettes, they cook more stable, and apple or cherry wood

Place shoulder in pan and cover shoulder with Yankee Rub…I won $ with my Yankee Apple, but Yankee Peach, Yankee Cherry, Yankee Orange, Yankee Blueberry will all work SO GOOD

***Keep that temp at 250′ ALWAYS***

Keep a good smoke and spritz with apple juice every 1/2 hour.

You also need to keep temp…not going over 195′

Once you hit 195′ , and this could take up to 10 hours…maybe less, maybe more depending on the weather…take the shoulder out and wrap in aluminum foil real good…the wrap into a blanket and set aside for 3 hours…this will

1-keep cooking the shoulder a little

2-let the shoulder rest

After a 3 hour reast open slowly…LOL

The juices are incredible and you should have a huge smoke ring….take out the $ muscle and cut into slices(You tube this)

the rest you can chunk, shred or string

Add your favorite sauce and finish this on the smoker…now you can finish with the last hour of the smoke but I didn’t


Take a shot every time you say OMG!

Good luck competitors!





KCBS Competition Ribs

Posted on: February 15th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Yes, this is my exact recipe that I use when I used to compete  in The KCBS. Please read the entire technique first before you start this.

You will need:

Smoker or Kettle Grill

Chimney (or something that you light briquettes without lighter fluid)

2-3 bags of briquettes

apple or cherry wood chunks

rib rack

You can use any pork ribs you’d like but like St. Louis cut or Baby backs. Before you start you need to clean up the ribs , You need to cut off any excess fat of the top and also cut off the back strap. After that is done flip the rack over and pull off the silver skin. This allows the smoke to go through the ribs.

Let’s start with the marinade.

2 gallon zip lock bags

3 cups apple juice

6 oz. coke

1/2 cup mustard

1/3 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup apple cider vinegar

3 tlbs Worcestershire sauce

1 tlbs garlic powder

1 tlbs black pepper

2 tlbs kosher salt

2 tlbs Happy Hot Sauce

mix all ingredients together…you can place up to 2 full racks into 1 (2) gallon zip lock bag. Use 2 cups of marinade in each bag. Roll out all of the air so all of the marinade covers the ribs…zip tight and put in refrigerator over night, or for at least 6 hours.


After the marinade , you need to set up your smoker and soak your wood chunks. Don’t use chips, because they burn up way too fast. Make sure you smoke with water, the steam helps . Your going to set up for indirect smoke if you don’t have a smoker, so get an aluminum pan and fill it with water.

Pat dry the ribs and discard the marinade.


Set your smoker up for 250′. Use your vents and control that temp. Temp spikes can affect your smoke. Make sure you have a good thermometer on your grill or smoker.

OK…we are ready to go. We are going to use the 3-1-1 technique. 3 hours smoke-1 hour wrap and 1 hour finish.

As soon as your coals are ready and your wood is soaked and your pan is filled we are ready to go.

Apply generous amounts of Yankee Rub on the front of the ribs…don’t worry about the back so much…just the bone.


***We like them all…Yankee Apple -Yankee Cherry-Yankee Orange-Yankee Peach-Yankee Blueberry****


Spray your rib rack with a non stick product. Put the pan of water next to the coals , and place the grate on(that’s if you don’t have a smoker)

Place rib rack over the pan of water. Place a couple of wood chunks on the coals. Cover and let smoke.

Every half an hour spritz your ribs with apple juice.. Add coals and wood as needed keeping your temp at a constant 250′

After your 3 hour smoke it is time to crutch or wrap your ribs. You will need :

Aluminum Foil

Brown sugar


Soy butter product

Tiger sauce

Take about an arms length of foil and place it on the table. Take a rack of rib and place it over to one side of the foil. Take a soy butter, not real butter, and spray all over ribs. Squeeze Honey over all of the ribs, add Tiger Sauce if desired and then sprinkle Brown sugar ribs. Then fold over foil and wrap up so you create a nice foil “BOWL”.

Do this to all of the ribs, take off rib rack and plac the crutches on the grate…away from the coals.

Do this for 1 hour

Now it’s time to finish. Carefully take off all of the crutches and place on the table…take the time to add coals if needed. Be careful when unwrapping the crutches. Theres going to be a lot of juice. You can either save the juice or discard .

Now place the grate back on and your ready to finish. Place the ribs back on the grate, bone side down …now is the time you can mop or brush your favorite sauce, or not. Cover the smoker and let finish for 1 hour. You can mop or brush every 15 minutes. Keeping the temp at 250′ at all times.

This is how the experts do it. Have fun…this is a lot of work and takes practice but you can do it. Don’t worry if you mess up a little…ITS RIBS!!!! and they are going to be the best ribs you ever made.

Email us at if you have any questions

Good luck and have fun!



Pork Tenderloin

Posted on: February 10th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Take a nice Pork Tenderloin and rub it down with Yankee Orange. Add a little salt and pepper if desired. Put this in a slow cooker. Mix in a can of Cranberries into the slow cooker, add a pinch of cloves and nutmeg over the pork loin. Add a little honey over the top.

Cook on low for 4-5 hours on low. The orange and the cranberries rock together.



Thank you Leslie Sharpe

Baked Pork Chops

Posted on: February 9th, 2015 by admin No Comments

This is an easy recipe and your family will love it. Put some aluminum foil down on a cookie sheet. Place your chops evenly on the cookie sheet and sprinkle any of our Yankee Fruit rubs on the chops. You might have to place any of the fallen fruit pieces back on the pork chops, but I promise it will be worth the effort. 🙂

Set you oven for 350 and cook for 25 minutes or so until your chops are perfect. Remember 135′ internal temp and they are done. Now for the fun part…If you choose the Yankee Orange, Cherry, Peach or Blueberry each on of those will create a wonderful glaze which you and your family will love to swirl with each bite…imagine a blueberry glaze with your pork chops.

For added crunch, use bread crumbs or panko and sprinkle over the top, after you apply the rub of choice.


Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Posted on: February 9th, 2015 by admin No Comments

Here is an easy way to make a great pulled pork for you and your family. Take a pork shoulder (Boston Butt) and trim off any fat that you want. Keep the fat on the bottom. Take your favorite Yankee Rub, Chef’s Special Yankee Apple, and apply all over the pork. Pour a little apple juice to coat the bottom of pan. Place pork in slow cooker and slow cook on low for 8 hours and or high for 6 hours.

Tricks: You can smoke your pork with apple wood or cherry wood for 3 hours and finish your shoulder in a slow cooker.

Also you can inject your pork(we recommend) with :

1 cup apple juice

1 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup salt

2 tlbs Worcestershire sauce mix well and inject every 1″