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Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops

 Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops
Living in Texas, where summers get warm, I do a lot of cooking on the grill. I think you'll enjoy the one-of-a-kind combination of stuffing and sauce in these zesty chops. —Dianne Gates, Cypress, Texas
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup medium picante sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 pound Johnsonville® Hot Ground Sausage
  • 4 pork chops (1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup prepared zesty Italian salad dressing

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the picante sauce, honey and Worcestershire
  • sauce; stir until honey is dissolved. Divide the sauce into two
  • small bowls; set aside.
  • In a small skillet over medium heat, brown pork until no longer pink;
  • drain. Meanwhile, cut a deep slit in each chop, forming a pocket.
  • Stuff with sausage; secure with toothpicks. Sprinkle chops with
  • garlic powder and pepper. Brush each side with Italian dressing.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side, or
  • until a thermometer inserted in the meat reads 145°, basting
  • twice with sauce from one bowl. Let stand for 5 minutes before
  • serving. Remove toothpicks. Serve with sauce from second bowl.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 503 calories,

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Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 32 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 118 mg cholesterol, 827 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 36 g protein.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer