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Stuffed Pork Chops

Berkshire Pork Loin
Berkshire Pork Loin

Stuffed Pork Chops

July 27, 2018

What makes Berkshire pork the finest quality pork on the market? Study after study has found that Berkshire pigs produce the absolute best quality meat due to their shorter muscle fibers and intense marbling, which contribute to optimal flavor and tenderness. Furthermore, most industrially raised pigs eat soybeans and corn, while Berkshire pigs are fed higher quality food such as fresh vegetables and fruit, oats, and molasses. Because they are fed the best quality food, Berkshire pigs yield the best quality meat.

Try this stuffed pork chop recipe with some of our Berkshire pork loin chops and taste the difference! We are happy to custom cut them to 1-1/4" thickness (our standard cut is 1") and cut a pocket in them for you. Just ask! Pick up your Berkshire pork loin chops and other ingredients at our store on 79th Street and Ward Parkway. For the best pork, it must be McGonigle’s.

Ingredients

2 pork bone-in loin chops (1-1/4 inches thick)

2 tablespoons butter, divided

2 tablespoons chopped celery leaves

1 tablespoon chopped onion

3/4 cup dry bread crumbs

2/3 cup chicken broth, divided

1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/2 teaspoon sage

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions

1Saute celery leaves and onion in 1 tablespoon of butter until soft. Remove from heat and stir in bread crumbs, 1/3 cup broth, and seasonings. Mix well. Cut a pocket in each pork chop by slicing down to the bone. Spoon about 1/2 cup stuffing into each pocket. Secure with toothpicks.

2Melt remaining butter in a skillet over medium heat. Brown the chops on both sides. Place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Pour remaining broth over the chops. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-50 minutes (chops are done when juices run clear). Remove toothpicks before serving. Thicken juice left in pan if desired.

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