I think most people have heard of stuffed pork chops before, but I like to make mine un-stuffed! The taste is so similar to a stuffed pork chop, and this is so much quicker and easier!
Growing up, my dad made this meal often. My mom doesn’t eat anything from a cow, so we ate a lot of chicken and pork. When I moved away to go to UCF for college, I would call my dad probably once per month to ask how to make these. There was always one step I couldn’t remember. Finally, when I started actually gathering my own recipes and having them organized, I wrote this one down.
To make things quick and easy, I usually use a box of stuffing mix. But, on days I have more time in the kitchen, I made homemade stuffing to go with this recipe. The trick is making sure the stuffing doesn’t get dried out while everything is baking.
In my opinion, a true meal of stuffed pork chops is difficult to eat. Usually, the pork has a slit cut into it and the stuffing is inside the meat. The few times I’ve had it this way, the stuffing all comes out as soon as I try to cut it or take a bite. Also, there tends to be a lot less stuffing to pork chop this way.
The way I make my un-stuffed pork chops, there is a lot of stuffing with the pork. Because of this, the extra stuffing makes a great side to the pork.
When you buy the pork, you’ll want to get thin sliced pork. If it’s too thick, everything has to cook so long that the stuffing may dry out. Also, note that when you are preparing the stuffing, this recipe calls for more water than the box.
Step by Step
Preheat the oven to 350F. In a medium saucepan bring the water and butter to a boil.
Remove from the heat and add the stuffing mix, stirring until moist.
Put a small layer of the stuffing in the bottom of a baking dish. The size you use will depend on how much pork you have to cook.
Place the pork chops on top of the stuffing.
Add the rest of the stuffing as evenly as possible.
Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for about 10-15 minutes. Then remove the foil and bake for another 5 minutes or until the pork is cooked through.
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Un-Stuffed Pork Chops
- 4 boneless pork chops
- 1 box pork stuffing
- 2 cups water
- 4 tbsp butter
- Preheat oven to 350
- Boil water and butter in medium saucepan
- Remove from heat and add stuffing mix, stirring until moist
- Put a small layer of stuffing in 8×8 or 9×13 baking dish to coat bottom (whichever size will hold all of the pork in one layer)
- Place pork chops on top
- Add the rest of the stuffing
- Cover with foil and bake 10-15 minutes
- Remove foil and bake about 5 more minutes or until pork is done