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Cranberry-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

Cranberry-Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

A moist cornbread-cranberry stuffing complements these tender chops from Loree Reininger of Polk City, Florida. The recipe can easily be doubled for company.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1/4 cup corn bread stuffing mix
  • 3 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (5 ounces each)
  • 4 teaspoons red currant jelly, warmed

Directions

  • 1. In a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, saute the onion, pecans and garlic in butter until onion is tender. Stir in the stuffing mix, cranberries and water. Remove from the heat.
  • 2. Carefully cut a pocket in each pork chop; stuff with cranberry mixture. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 22-28 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Brush with jelly. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop equals 326 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 71 mg cholesterol, 177 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 29 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.