Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops

Tasty, Tasty, Tasty!
My husband said this tasted like Thanksgiving dinner with pork!  I would agree.  The flavors blended together perfectly in the stuffing and complimented the pork wonderfully!  Follow along and I'll show you how to make it:

Apple-Stuffed Pork Chops
*Recipe from Taste of Home
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1 tablespoon chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
3 cups soft bread cubes
2 cups finely chopped apples (I used golden delicious)
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley (I used Preserved Fresh Parsley)
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
6 bone-in (or no bone) pork loin chops (1 1/2 inches thick, about 7 oz each)
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil

For this recipe, I cut it in half, making 3 large servings which was enough for 2 adults and 2 children.
In a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender.  Remove from heat.  Also preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine the cooked onion, bread cubes, apples, celery, parsley and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt.
Cut a pocket in each chop by making a horizontal cut through the meat almost to the bone (if using bone-in).
Sprinkle inside and outside with pepper and remaining salt.
Spoon stuffing loosely into each pocket.
In a large skillet, brown the chops on both sides in oil.  
Place in an ungreased baking dish.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Uncover; bake for 30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees when inserted into the meat and juices run clear.  Serve up and enjoy!!  

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