Sunday, April 5, 2009

Stuffed Pork Chops

So last week I was in LA, visiting for the Burbank International Film Festival in between working at the salon. I always enjoy going up there and staying with the boys because it gives me a chance to plan menus and cook!

Brian and I went over to Vons for some grocery shopping for the week and along the way passed by the deli. Usually I don't get any of the prepared stuff and just stick to getting my fresh meat there, but week after week these delicious stuffed pork chops have been calling my name.

At around $3.50 each they are a pretty decent deal, and they are amazingly delicious. I checked them out as I was cooking them and figured I could make them myself, cheaper and better. So Add Imagethat's just what I did. It's amazing how easy this is to make on your own.

You're gonna need;

Unseasoned Stuffing Mix
Seasons to taste
A medium to large apple (any kind, peeled and chopped)
Chopped nuts (We used pecans but you can use anything you want)
Chicken broth
Thick cut boneless Pork Chops

We started off with some basic unseasoned stuffing mix, we used Mrs. Cubbison's. In a medium sized bowl combine the stuffing, seasons, chopped nuts and chopped apple, and mix with boiling chicken stock til combined. Let it sit and then fluff with fork. You can also grab a box of Stove Top if you want and just add apple and nuts into it if it's easier for you, regardless this will sit to the side and cool while you prepare your chops.

The thicker the chops you get, the cooking time with increase, so getting something thick but not insane is best. You will make a long incision lengthwise to create a pocket in the chop and then stuff with the cooled apple dressing. Place the stuffed chops on a lined baking sheet and put them into an oven preheated at 400* for 30-40 minutes. That's it. They should look something like this; and impress everyone.

I topped mine with a basic brown gravy with peppercorns and capers.

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  1. Oh my goodness, if these are anything like the ones we picked up at Von's the other week, they ARE AMAZING. they even look better here then the ones we had. :( Now I'm jealous.

  2. Holy crap that looks tasty! I'll likely make it with raisins instead of nuts due to my son's allergy to them but hopefully just as good.

  3. hmm... a little maple syrup on top instead of the gravy...mmm!

  4. Dried cranberries would be really good too


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