Pork Chops with Apple Stuffing (1/5/2012)
- 1 package of pork chops
- Olive oil
- 4 sprigs Rosemary
- 1 large Onion + 1 Tbl Garlic
- 6 stalks of celery
- 4 Med. Granny Smith Apples
- 2 boxes of stuffing mix
Using heavy bottomed pan, brown the sides of the pork chops. Be careful of heat. I usually buy my pork chops from Costco, so they are pretty thick. If you have thinner pork chops, the baking time might change a bit. Do the browning in batches until all porkchops are browned.
While browning the pork chops, chop apples in 1 inch pieces and rough cut the onion and celery. In a hot pan carmelize the onion, celery then add garlic, cook until fragrant. Add Apples and cook for approximately 5 min to start the cooking process. Place bread crumbs from stuffing mix in bowl. Add onion mix to the bread crumbs from the stuffing mix. Prepare the stuffing mix according to directions, except leave out approximately 1Cup of liquid. The steam and moisture from the cooking apples will replace this.
When pork chops are finished browing, cover with the apple stuffing. Seal the pan with foil to keep in the steam for the stuffing during baking. Bake in a 350deg oven for approximately 30min until the temperature of the pork chop reaches 135 or 140 deg on a thermometer. Take out of oven and let set for 10 min to finish the cooking process. This ensures a moist juicy pork chop.