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Sausage & Apple Stuffed Pork Chops

sausage and apple stuffed pork chops

Requires twine and mallet. Note that not all the sausage stuffing is used in this recipe. There will be extra. You can use as a side or for another batch of chops

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb thin cut pork chops (pounded to 1/8 inch with mallet)
  • 1/2 package Jimmy Dean Roll Sausage
  • 1 chopped apple
  • 1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp poultry seasoning (or to taste)
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 35 sprigs thyme
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • (10-12) baby spinach leaves
  • 2 sage leaves (torn)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. On medium heat saute onions, garlic and thyme in olive oil
  3. Add sausage and apples and simmer covered for about 15 minutes and apples are soft
  4. Remove sausage from heat and add sage
  5. Season chops with salt, pepper and all purpose seasoning
  6. Line the pork chops with spinach
  7. Place about 2 teaspoons of sausage mixture on pork chop
  8. Roll and tie pork with butcher’s twine
  9. Saute pork chops on each side until brown
  10. Add apple juice and chicken broth to pan, scraping up brown bits
  11. Add butter
  12. Bake covered for about 10 minutes
  13. Remove from oven and let rest before slicing
  14. Simmer remaining broth to top chops as desired. After simmering the sauce for about 10 minutes and it is reduced by half, it is ready to be enjoyed with the pork
  15. Serve with sides and vegetables of your choice. I love green beans.