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Stuffed Iowa Chops Recipe
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Stuffed Iowa Chops Recipe

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Here's a hearty dish for big appetites. The corn and apples make a tasty stuffing for the chops. —Judith Smith, Des Moines, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped peeled apple
  • 1 cup whole kernel corn
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1-1/2 inches thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a bowl, mix the first six ingredients; stir in apple, corn and bread crumbs.
  2. Cut a pocket in each chop by slicing almost to the bone. In a large skillet, brown chops in oil over medium heat. Remove from pan. When cool enough to handle, fill chops with bread crumb mixture. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, mix sauce ingredients. Pour half of the sauce over chops. Bake, uncovered, 55-65 minutes or pork is tender, basting chops occasionally with remaining sauce during the last 30 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Stuffed Iowa Chops in Country October/November 2004, p49

Medium-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer

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Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"I made this this morning, and had it for a late lunch. Very Tasty! I even had applesauce with it. All I can say is it is simple to make and makes an excellent meal. I used 5 chops. The sauce is delish, the stuffing delish, and the chops are moist."

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2012

"This was so delicious! The stuffing was quite a surprise, I had never combined corn, onions, and apples before...I'm so glad I just did it without questioning the unknown, it is incredibly good! I always bread my pork chops so they don't get dry, and the chops on sale at my store weren't thick enough to stuff, so I just overlapped the chops a bit and placed the stuffing in between. This stuffing would be good with any white meat, I think. Ohhhh, it was so good!!!! Thank you for a keeper recipe!!!"

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"We do not like bone in chops so used boneless. Did not take as long to bake. Needed a little more liquid as it tended to be dry, but good."

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Reviewed Apr. 26, 2012

"A simple alternative for the stuffing is just boxed turkey or chicken stuffing mix. Either way, 'Good Eats.'"

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"VERY good. The stuffing is good and the sauce makes it!! I baked it on convection for 50 minutes."

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