Country-Style Pork Chops
Stuffed pork chops in the slow cooker. Put together the chops first thing in the morning and they will be ready after a long day at the office or doing yard work. Serve with steamed green beans and fruit salad.
6 pork chops, 1 1/2 to 2-inches thick
3 tablespoons hot water
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 teaspoon instant chicken bouillon
1 cup cornbread stuffing mix (save seasoning packet for another use or discard)
1 cup corn (frozen, thawed or canned, drained)
2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced green onions
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
- Using a sharp knife, cut a horizontal slit in the side of each chop, forming a pocket for stuffing. Set aside.
- Combine hot water, melted butter and instant bouillon in small mixing bowl until bouillon is dissolved. Add stuffing mix, corn, bell pepper, onion, basil and pepper. Stir until all liquid is absorbed. Spoon corn mixture into pockets in chops. Close with wooden picks or small skewers. Place pork chops, standing on end, in a slow cooker, cover and cook on low heat setting 6 to 7 hours or until pork chops are tender.
- Remove pork chops from cooker. Pour drippings into 4-cup measure. Pour 1 1/2 cups dripping back into slow cooker. Turn to high heat. Dissolve cornstarch in water. Stir into drippings. Cover and cook about 15 minutes, stirring at least once. Spoon 1/4 cup sauce over each serving.
Makes 6 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 353 calories Protein 31 grams Fat 17 grams Sodium 1185 milligrams Cholesterol 91 milligrams.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.