Apple and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops

Stuffed Pork Chops
Diana Rattray
Ratings
  • Total: 85 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 65 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
552 Calories
29g Fat
27g Carbs
45g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

These tasty skillet pork chops are stuffed with a combination of bacon, apples, and breadcrumbs.

Use thick pork chops to make this dish, and serve with hot cooked rice and a salad. I used bone-in pork chops to make these stuffed chops.

Ingredients

  • 6 pork chops, at least 1-inch thick
  • 3 strips bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons shredded carrots, optional
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Cut a pocket into the side of each of the chops for stuffing.

  2. In a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat, fry the diced bacon until crisp. Add the chopped celery, onion, and shredded carrot, if using; cook until tender. Add diced apples, sprinkle with brown sugar, then cover and cook slowly until tender and glazed.

  3. Add breadcrumbs to the apple mixture; stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stuff mixture into the pockets in chops.

  4. Wipe out the pan and place over medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

  5. Season the chops with salt and pepper and sear on both sides in the hot oil. Reduce heat to low and add a few tablespoons of water.

  6. Cover and let cook slowly until the pork chops are tender, about 45 to 60 minutes.