Stuffed Pork Chops

Recipe by Shirl J 831
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READY IN: 1hr 47mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a food processor or blender, process the apples, 4 Tablespoons of the butter, the sugar, vanilla and nutmeg until smooth, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Set aside.
  • In a small bowl thoroughly combine the seasoning mix ingredients; set aside.
  • Prepare the pork chops by cutting a large pocket (to the bone) into the larger side of each chop to hold the stuffing.
  • In a large skillet, brown the ground pork in the remaining 3 Tbsp.
  • butter over high heat, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the onions, bell peppers, garlic, and 2 Tbsp. of the seasoning mix, stirring well; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping pan bottom well.
  • Stir in the green chilies and their juice and continue cooking until mixture is well browned, about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping the pan bottom as needed.
  • Add the stock and cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the bread crumbs and cook about 2 minutes more, stirring constantly and scraping pan bottom as needed.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Sprinkle the remaining seasoning mix evenly on both sides of the chops and inside the pockets, pressing it in by hand.
  • Prop chops with pocket side up in an ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan.
  • Spoon about 1/4 cup stuffing into each pocket; reserve the remaining stuffing.
  • Bake chops with pocket up at 400F until the meat is done, about 1 hour 10 minutes.
  • Place the remaining stuffing in a small pan in the oven for the last 20 minutes to reheat.
  • Serve immediately with each chop arranged on top of a portion of the remaining stuffing.
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