Saturday, November 12, 2011

Autumn and Pork Chops

Do you know what is so great about this time of year?  The leaves changing color, the crisp, cool breeze blowing, the time change?  Nope, not here in Houston.  It's cool in the mornings, warm in the afternoon and then the worst thing of all, it's dark at 5:30 pm.  It makes me feel so tired.  How about you?  Do you like the time change or do you want it to daylight savings time all year?

Since I couldn't really find anything to celebrate about the lack of changing seasons, I decided to make something with some good fall flavors.  I've never made this before and it has always been something that was appealing.  Pork chops are one of my favorite meats and what could be better than having them stuffed with apples and sausage.  Yum.  They turned out great and will now be something I make more often.

Stuffed Pork Chops

You can adjust the stuffing recipe to however many pork chops you are making.  I used half a pound of breakfast regular breakfast sausage, 1 granny smith apple, 1 celery stalk and 1/2 of a medium onion.  I added some stuffing mix too.  About 1/2 a cup to hold it all together.

Brown the sausage, then throw everything else in until slightly tender.  Make a slit in the pork chops for the stuffing. Sear the chops and put them in the oven for 10-15 minutes until almost done.  Stuff them and if you have more left over, spoon it on top.

This probably isn't the typical way.  I mean cooking the stuffing first but the pork did take on some of the taste of the apples and sausage.  And like I said, I'll make it again.

You can see that the chops weren't really thick enough but use what you have and it will work out just fine.

Did I tell you that the taste was incredible?  Makes the darkness outside seem bearable.  NOT!

Live, Laugh Love,

Karen and Charlie

1 comment:

  1. This is going to be wonderful for the cold winter dinner around here. It sounds warm and comforting :)