Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins
As with most of my dishes, this was born of lack of inspiration and sheer laziness. I had a yen for stuffed pork chops but not enough yang to actually make them. I found lots of recipes here for pork chops with stuffing but none with the green bean/onion layers which add moisture & flavor to the dish. Of course, the pan drippings left from browning would be a wonderful gravy starter if you're so inclined. This was an invention which pleased our palates immensely!
- 2 boneless pork chops, butterflied, 1 inch thick
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground thyme
- 1⁄4 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 (15 ounce) can green beans or 2 cups frozen green beans
- 1 medium onion, sliced & separated into rings
- 1 (6 ounce) package seasoned stuffing mix (made according to package directions)
- Preheat oven to 350º F.
- Coat an 11"X7" baking dish with cooking spray.
- Season both sides of pork chops with thyme, crushed rosemary & black pepper. **(note - I chose not to add salt as prepackaged stuffing mixes usually have a very high sodium content).
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high flame & add the oil. When hot, add the chops. Brown 3-4 minutes per side.
- Prepare stuffing mix per package directions. Set aside.
- Drain green beans & spread in bottom baking dish. Distribute onion rings evenly atop the green beans.
- When pork chops are browned, arrange them on top of onions.
- Add stuffing mixture to dish, filling in spaces around and between chops.
- Cover loosely with foil & bake 35 minutes. Remove foil & bake another 10 minutes or until meat is no longer pink in the center.
- ** Note - I used thick, boneless chops. If you use thinner ones, adjust bake time accordingly unless you enjoy dry pork!
Left us longing for something else. The onions were not cooked to our liking, being still 'crunchy', so maybe they should've been sauteed beforehand. Overall, the recipe was 'dry'.
Yummy! This was very simple and very tasty. Love those 1-dish meals! I didn't see the part where I was supposed to butterfly the pork chops in time, so I baked them whole. I did need to cook them for about 15 minutes more that way. Thanks SusieQusie for a great meal.