Smoked Pork Chops with Dressing
"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 TimePrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min.
- 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
- Grate 1 teaspoon orange peel; set aside. Peel and section the orange. Set four segments aside; coarsely chop remaining segments and set aside.
- In a skillet, brown pork chops on both sides in oil. Place chops in an ungreased 9-in. square baking dish; set aside.
- 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.
- Spoon dressing over the chops; top with reserved orange segments. Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 631 calories, 43g fat (16g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 537mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 36g protein.
Originally published as Smoked Pork Chops with Dressing in Taste of Home August/September 2001