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
- 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
- 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.
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.
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