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Cheesy Vegetable-Stuffed Pork Chops

cheesy vegetable-stuffed pork chops Entree
Cheesy Vegetable-Stuffed Pork Chops
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 6

Simple veggies--celery, onion, carrot and bell pepper--add lots of flavor to this easy baked pork dish.

Updated May 16, 2005

Ingredients

  • 2
    tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1
    medium celery stalk, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1
    medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1
    small carrot, shredded (1/2 cup)
  • 1
    small green bell pepper, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1
    cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/8
    teaspoon pepper
  • 6
    pork rib chops, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches thick (4 pounds)
  • 2
    tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/4
    teaspoon pepper

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Melt butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook celery, onion, carrot and bell pepper about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender; remove from heat. Stir in cheese, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.
  • 3
    Cut a deep pocket horizontally in each pork chop on the meatiest side of the bone. Fill pockets with vegetable mixture. Secure openings with toothpicks.
  • 4
    Heat oil in same skillet over medium heat. Cook pork in oil about 5 minutes, turning once, until light brown. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place in ungreased rectangular baking dish, 13x9x2 inches.
  • 5
    Cover tightly and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and bake about 30 minutes longer or until pork is slightly pink when cut near bone on the unstuffed sides of chops.

  • Eeek! Reduced-fat cheese? Fear not, my friend, because there are many flavorful and meltable choices available today.
  • For 10 grams of fat and 200 calories per serving, omit the butter and use reduced-fat cheese. Leave out the oil and spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20 g
Saturated Fat
9 g
Cholesterol
85 mg
Sodium
480 mg
Potassium
360 mg
Total Carbohydrate
4 g
Dietary Fiber
1 g
Protein
25 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
38%
38%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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