Sage and Maple Cornbread Stuffed Pork Chops

Maple syrup flavors these chops from the inside and out for a mouthwatering seasonal specialty.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
cup frozen bell pepper and onion stir-fry (from 1-lb bag), large pieces cut up
3/4
cup water
1
teaspoon dried sage leaves
3/4
teaspoon seasoned salt
2
cups cornbread stuffing mix (from 6-oz package)
3
tablespoons real maple syrup or maple-flavored syrup
4
bone-in pork loin chops, about 1 1/2 inches thick (2 1/2 to 3 lb)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and onion stir-fry; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, just until tender.
  • 2 Stir in water, 1/2 teaspoon of the sage and 1/4 teaspoon of the seasoned salt. Heat to boiling. Stir in stuffing mix and 1 tablespoon of the syrup until moistened. Remove from heat.
  • 3 Cut pocket in each pork chop, cutting into side towards bone. Spoon about 1/2 cup cornbread mixture into each chop, pressing in firmly. Sprinkle both sides of stuffed pork chops with remaining 1/2 teaspoon sage and 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt; place in baking dish. Drizzle remaining 2 tablespoons syrup over chops. Spoon any remaining stuffing around chops.
  • 4 Cover tightly with foil; bake 45 minutes. Uncover dish; bake 10 minutes longer or until meat thermometer inserted in pork next to bone reads 160°F. If desired, serve with pan drippings.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    550
    (
    Calories from Fat
    200),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    23g
    23%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    145mg
    145%;
    Sodium
    910mg
    910%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    39g
    39%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    11g
    11%
    ),
    Protein
    48g
    48%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    6%;
    Vitamin C
    15%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    20%;
    Exchanges:
    1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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