Already stuffed pork chops save you time without sacrificing flavor, allowing you to serve up a cozy, homey, flavorful dinner without having to do much work in the kitchen. The chops are typically made with pork chops that are 1 1/4- to 2-inches thick. Look for chops that are already secured with twine or toothpicks that prevent the stuffing from falling out. All you have to do is pick them out, bring them home and preheat your oven or grill to cook up delicious stuffed pork chops.
Baked Stuffed Pork Chops
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Although browning typically helps add deep flavor to the chops, it isn't necessary. If you choose to brown them, heat a skillet over medium-high heat until your cooking oil begins to shimmer. Brown the chops on either side, being careful not to lose your stuffing when you flip them.
Place your pork chops on a baking sheet that's been lined with foil or in a baking dish that's been lightly greased or sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake your chops, uncovered for roughly 35 to 60 minutes. When they are done, a meat thermometer inserted into the stuffing should read 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the stuffed pork chops from the oven and serve.
Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops
Turn on one burner of your two-burner grill and preheat the grill to medium or medium-high heat. Meanwhile, place foil over the grates of the unlit burner so that you can grill the stuffed pork chops over indirect heat. If you’re worried that the chops might stick to the foil, give it a light spray with cooking spray or oil.
Prepare your pork chops by removing them from the refrigerator. Season each side with a little salt and black pepper. Place the stuffed pork chops on the grill, arranging them on the foil over indirect heat with the grill lid closed.
Grill the pork chops for a roughly 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the pork is at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit and the temperature of the stuffing reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Take the pork chops off the grill and allow them to rest for about three minutes before serving.
Items you will need
- Skillet (optional)
- Cooking oil (optional)
- Spatula (optional)
- Baking sheet lined with foil or a baking dish
- Cooking spray or oil
- Meat thermometer
- Toss your stuffed pork chops in the slow cooker along with some broth or other cooking liquid. You'll end up with moist, fork-tender pork chops that can be cooking while you're going about your daily business. Cook boneless chops for about seven hours on low and cook bone-in chops for 8 to 10 hours on low.
- Prevent cross-contamination by washing your hands after touching raw pork. Additionally, don't forget to wash or sanitize any cutting boards, utensils or surfaces that come into contact with raw pork.
- Culinary Arts Institute Encyclopedic Cookbook; Ruth Berolzheimer
- Knack Slow Cooking: Hearty & Delicious Meals You Can Prepare Ahead; Linda Johnson Larsen
- Kansas City Steak Company: How to Cook Stuffed Pork Chops?
- USDA Food Safety Information: Stuffing and Food Safety
- National Pork Board: Great News for Pork Lovers: The Puck Stops Here!
- The Kitchn: Is Searing Meat Before Cooking Worth the Extra Effort?
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