Stuffed Pork Chops
Updated: Sep 2
I am not a big pork chop eater but, my brother Warren asked me to create a stuffed pork chop dish. So this one is for you Warren. It was delicious I must say and my son Jaden left nothing but crumbs in the plate. So I would say that the stuffed pork chops definitely was yummy for the lips, tongue and tummy.
Pork chops pairs well with apples. I love fried apples and pork chops. I decided to add granny smith apples to the stuffing in this dish and it turned out great. You can always leave out the granny smith apples and try sausage and herb stuffing instead. Smoked pork chops are another go to dish I like with fried apples, string beans, and fried corn. Those were my Thursday night go to dishes growing up with my oldest son.
This dish pairs well with creamed spinach.
Did You Know
Pork is the most widely consumed meat in the world. Pork is a source of zinc, selenium and vitamins B12 and B6 that helps the immune system to function normally. The B vitamins source in pork also helps reduce tiredness and fatigue.
Ingredients Stuff Pork Chops
2 Thick Boneless pork chop
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 Tbsp butter
1 cup herbal stuffing
1 cup chicken broth
1 granny smith apple 1/3 cup chopped carrots
1/3 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup chopped onions
Peel and chop the granny smith apples in cubes. In non stick frying pan melt butter and add finely chopped celery onions and carrots.
Once the ingredients are tender, add in the herbal seasoning stuffing.
Slowly add in chicken broth to moisten the stuffing and set to the side.
Wash and clean the pork chop pat it dry. Make a medium slit between the pork chop to place the stuffing.
Add a generous amount of kosher salt and black pepper to side of the pork chop and inside. Stuff the meat with the cooked apple stuffing.
Using toothpicks, secure the stuffing inside the pork chops.
Heat a cast iron skillet with a little vegetable oil over medium to high heat. Allow the pork chop to brown on one and flip. Allow the pork chops to brown 3-4 minutes each side. Insert an instant read thermometer in the thickest part to check if it reaches 145°F.
Don't forget pork chops continue to cook after it is removed from the heat source. So you can remove them when it reaches 135°F. If they are browning too fast and not at the right temperature remove from the stove top and place in 350°F until it reaches the internal temperature 145°F.
Bon Appetit, ENJOY!