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Herb Stuffed Pork Chops

I've had this recipe for almost 50 years. Any time I want the meal to be extra special - for dinner parties with friends, birthdays, anniversaries or holiday meals - I prepare these pork chops. I never fail to get compliments on this entree. -Bessie Hulett, Shively, Kentucky
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chopped celery leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 pork loin chops (1-1/4 inches thick)

Directions

  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, saute celery leaves and onion in 1 tablespoon of butter until soft. Remove from the heat; stir in bread crumbs, 1/3 cup broth and seasonings; mix well. Cut a pocket in each pork chop by slicing from the fat side almost to the bone. Spoon about 1/2 cup stuffing into each pocket. Secure with string or toothpicks.
  • Melt remaining butter in a skillet over medium heat. Brown the chops on both sides. Place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish; pour remaining broth over the chops. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until juices run clear. Remove string or toothpicks before serving. Thicken pan juices if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 477 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 1436mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • Barb
    Oct 15, 2020

    Excellent recipe - will double the stuffing next time. However, pork doesn't need to be cooked that long, even with really thick-cut chops. I browned, then baked for 35 min., and that was even too long as we like pork pink in the middle.

  • Mo
    Oct 29, 2019

    chefheidi18 I have a suggestion for your review. It might be more accurate if it read " It's just food, and I cooked it wrong"

  • Richard
    Apr 25, 2019

    I've made this recipe a few times and it rocks. I make no deviations and it comes out moist and delicious. Please don't alter the recipe and give your version a lower rating. If yours was dry you may have incorrectly measured your ingredients or over cooked them. My only thought is that I never get all of the stuffing in the pocket so I cook the excess on top of the chops. Thanks for sharing your "extra special" recipe, Bessie.

  • Suzanne
    Mar 26, 2019

    Nice overall recipe, but I would also suggest using dried bread cubes (small) rather than crumbs; also make in one skillet with a sauce/“gravy” at the end. I didn’t use cranberries, but that would give this a Thanksgiving taste. Thanks!

  • Wendy
    Oct 1, 2017

    Delicious! Use good bread crumbs

  • Lilea
    Apr 20, 2016

    This recipe works perfectly using my electric skillet with lid. I brown the chops and finish the cooking with one pan. Hubby and all 4 girls love this!

  • chefheidi18
    Feb 16, 2016

    It was just stuffing in a pork chop. It seemed a bit dry.

  • ErinMoore
    Nov 1, 2015

    Loved this recipe! Thanks so much! I will definitely be making this more often. I also baked mine in the same pan I browned the meat in. Husband gave it a big thumbs up!!!

  • helen_bettencourt
    Jan 16, 2015

    I look forward to making this for the next 50 years! Thank you for this delicious recipe!

  • treble65
    Dec 30, 2014

    This smells so good! I used gluten free coating on the chops before browning. Boxed stuffing mix in the chops as a short-cut, (and because my dh loves that stuff!)