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Stuffed Iowa Chops Recipe

Stuffed Iowa Chops Recipe

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. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1-1/2 inches thick and 8 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 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
  • 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°. Cut a pocket in each pork chop by slicing almost to the bone. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown chops on each side; cool slightly.
  • 2. In a small bowl, mix onion, parsley, milk and seasonings; stir in apple, corn and bread crumbs. Spoon into pork chops; 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.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied White Wine

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