One of the easiest weeknight dinners ever, this meal really satisfies on a chilly fall evening. Homey pork chops are filled with a bread stuffing studded with butternut squash, raisins and herbs. Finish the meal with a delicious blend of green beans, peas and roasted red peppers in an herbal butter sauce and you never ate so well on a Monday night.
Bone-In Pork Chops with Fall Harvest Stuffing and Green Beans
Start to finish: 25 minutes
Hands on time: 10 minutes
2 Bone-In Pork Chops Stuffed with Fall Harvest Stuffing or other flavored stuffing (from the Specialty Meat Case)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 bag frozen Fine Green Beans with Green Peas, Roasted Red Peppers and Onions (Heinen’s brand in freezer case)
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Salt and pepper the pork chops on both sides.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. When it shimmers add the pork chops and cook them for 3 minutes or until browned. Carefully turn them over with a spatula (so the filling stays put) and cook them on the second side for 2 minutes.
Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast the chops for 10 minutes or until cooked through and the stuffing has reached 160°F (check with an instant read thermometer if you’re not sure). Transfer the chops to a plate and tent them with foil to stay warm. Scrape out any bits of stuffing that might remain in the pan.
Return the hot skillet to medium-high heat and add the frozen beans. Cook the vegetables according to package directions or until warmed through.
Serve the chops and vegetables on heated plates.
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Carla has spent the past 30 years in the food world as a caterer, artisan baker, cooking school teacher, food writer and author of 6 cook books including the James Beard nominated Big Book of Appetizers. Her passion is sharing fresh, cooked-from-scratch weeknight meals that cut prep time and practically eliminate that nightly sink-full of dishes. Look for Carla on Facebook, Twitter (carlacooks), Pinterest and at ravenouskitchen.com where she blogs about everything from cooking for two to easy weekend entertaining for a crowd.