Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Stuffed Porkchops

from Marina

1 pound lean pork loin, four 4-oz chops
1/8 tsp table salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp black pepper, or to taste
1 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
1/2 cup apple(s), chopped
1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
2 Tbsp raisins
2 Tbsp reduced-calorie margarine, melted
2 Tbsp orange juice
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut a pocket in each pork chop along the fat side. Salt and pepper the insides of the pockets.

In a bowl, toss bread crumbs, apple, cheese and raisins together. In a separate bowl combine melted margarine, orange juice and cinnamon; pour over the bread crumb mixture. Mix gently.

Lightly stuff the pork chops with the mixture. Place in a shallow baking pan. Bake 30 minutes or until pork is almost cooked through. Then cover lightly with foil and bake 15 minutes more, or until temperature reaches 145-150°F.