Stuffed Pork, Cegléd Cowboy’s Style

Ceglédi Csikóspecsenye


  • 8 very thin boneless pork cutlets, about pounds
  • 3 tablespoons lard
  • 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and minced
  • ¼ pound lean pork
  • ¼ pound pork liver
  • ¼ cup uncooked rice
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper Salt
  • Thin strips of double smoked bacon


  1. Pound the pork cutlets very thin, in the style of a veal cutlet prepared for scaloppine.
  2. In a frying pan heat 1 tablespoon of the lard and wilt the onion over very low heat for about 15 minutes.
  3. Meantime, grind lean pork and pork liver and add it to onion. Stir, cook for a few minutes longer, then add 1 tablespoon water.
  4. Cover, and cook over very low heat for about 30 minutes, or until done. Stir every now and then.
  5. Cook rice in ½ cup water for 15 minutes. Mix rice and egg with the meat and liver mixture. Add the pepper and salt to taste.
  6. Place 4 pork cutlets on a flat surface. Divide the stuffing evenly among the slices. Cover with the other 4 slices. With a larding needle and the long strips of bacon in the place of thread, sew up the edges of the stuffed meat pockets.
  7. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons lard in a large frying pan. Fry stuffed pork slices very fast on both sides. When they are brown, add ½ cup water and cook till liquid evaporates and finally meat is browned in remaining fat. Serve with rice and Spiced Red Cabbage.