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Raisin-and-Bread-Stuffed Pork Chops

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We made the stuffing for our chops with dark raisins -- golden ones taste good as well. You'd also get the right consistency and the right sweetness from currants or dried cranberries.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, April 2007

Ingredients

  • 4 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread, cubed
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 to 8 ounces each, 3/4 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar

Directions

  1. Heat broiler, with rack set 4 inches from heat. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. In a medium bowl, combine bread, raisins, parsley, butter, and 1 tablespoon water. Season stuffing with salt and pepper; toss to combine.

  2. Place pork chops on prepared baking sheet. Using a paring knife, cut a deep pocket in each (do not cut all the way through); fill with stuffing. Press each one down to flatten slightly. Season chops with salt and pepper, and sprinkle with brown sugar.

  3. Broil, without turning, until meat is slightly browned on the outside and opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with Parmesan Green Beans.

Cook's Notes

When you're making the pockets for the stuffing, don't let the paring knife cut all the way through. Also, press down on the filled meat to help the stuffing stay inside.

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  • Wewebste1
    15 JUL, 2013
    I just made this for my family and it was a bit hit! I followed the instructions closely, but accidentally added brown sugar to the bread mixture. I'll make sure to repeat this mistake again (and will increase the amount of raisins to 1/3 cup), because it turned out so good!
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  • MS10959070
    10 OCT, 2008
    i used chicken instead of pork, cranberries instead of raisins. turned out awesome! i kept it in the broiler for about 13 minutes as it wasnt done after the initial 10. easiest, quickest recipe i have every tried. truely a 30 minute meal!!!
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  • elizabeth11
    9 OCT, 2008
    i made this for dinner and found the pork chop was very pink on the down side. i had to turn it over after letting it broil for 9 minutes at first. i would caution cooks to turn it, maybe broil for 6-7 minutes, turn, then 6-7 minutes more.
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  • JudiH
    7 OCT, 2008
    Main Dish
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    7 OCT, 2008
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    7 OCT, 2008
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  • hlfritz
    20 MAY, 2008
    this is delicious and quite easy!
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