Stuffed Iowa Chops

Posted: May 19

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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You've never had pork chops quite like these! Stuffed Iowa Chops are famous throughout their home state and the nation for being truly delicious: the tender cooked pork is filled with a rich stuffing of bread crumbs, apples, corn, and seasonings. Stuffed Iowa Chops literally burst with flavor, especially with their crispy golden jacket. Serving these with a dessert of white chocolate popcorn for the full Iowan experience!


• 4 (8 ounce) pork loin chops, bone-in and 1 1/2-inches thick • 1 tablespoon canola oil • 1 tablespoon parsley, minced • 1 tablespoon 2% milk • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 1 cup apple, chopped and peeled • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped • 1 cup whole kernel corn • 1 cup breadcrumbs, dry For the sauce: • 1/3 cup honey • 3-4 tablespoons Dijon mustard • 3/4 teaspoon rosemary, minced or 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Step 3

Place the pork chops on a cutting board and cut a pocket into each one, almost to the bone.

Step 4

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Step 5

Add the pork chops and brown them on each side, about 3-4 minutes per side.

Step 6

Transfer the chops to a plate to cool slightly.

Step 7

Combine the parsley, milk, salt, sage, and pepper in a mixing bowl.

Step 8

Add the apple, onion, corn, and bread crumbs to the mixing bowl, tossing it to ensure an even coating.

Step 9

Using a spoon, stuff each pork chop with the bread crumb mixture.

Step 10

Once the chops are filled, place them into the prepared baking dish.

Step 11

Mix the honey, mustard, and rosemary together in a small bowl.

Step 12

Reserve 1/2 of the sauce, and pour the remaining 1/2 of the sauce over the pork chops.

Step 13

Bake uncovered until the pork chops are fully cooked, reading 145 degrees F when tested with a meat thermometer, about 50 minutes-1 hour. Drizzle the remaining sauce over the chops during the last 20 minutes of cooking.

Step 14

Serve warm!

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