Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins
The mandarin orange stuffing makes this so different, plus there's a touch of brown sugar, sage and thyme in this yummy dish. I like to use a whole wheat bread for the stuffing, but that's entirely up to you.
- 4 center-cut pork chops
- 2 teaspoons salt, divided
- 1 cup chopped celery
- 3⁄4 cup chopped onion
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 6 cups bread cubes
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
- Brown pork chops in a large skillet; remove, set aside and season with 1 teaspoon of the salt.
- In the same skillet, melt butter and brown celery and onion; stir in brown sugar.
- Combine bread cubes with sage, thyme, pepper, the remaining 1 teaspoons salt, and the egg; add to celery and onion mixture.
- Combine thoroughly, then gently stir in mandarin oranges.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Spoon the mixture into a 8x13 baking dish, then place pork chops on top; cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.