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Smoked Pork Chops with Dressing Recipe

Smoked Pork Chops with Dressing Recipe

"Tender smoked pork chops are a nice change of pace topped with a delicious moist dressing," shares Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah. "A hint of orange flavor adds interest."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large navel orange
  • 2 smoked bone-in pork rib chops (3/4 inch thick and about 1 pound)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup seasoned croutons
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chicken broth

Directions

  • 1. Grate 1 teaspoon orange peel; set aside. Peel and section the orange. Set four segments aside; coarsely chop remaining segments and set aside.
  • 2. In a skillet, brown pork chops on both sides in oil. Place chops in an ungreased 9-in. square baking dish; set aside.
  • 3. In the same skillet, saute the celery, onion and parsley in butter until tender. Add the croutons, walnuts and pepper; cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir in broth and reserved chopped orange and peel. Cook 1 minute longer.
  • 4. Spoon dressing over the chops; top with reserved orange segments. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 631 calories, 43 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 537 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 36 g protein.