CHERRY & MUSHROOM-STUFFED PORK CHOPS

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CHERRY & MUSHROOM-STUFFED PORK CHOPS



2 tbsp. canola oil, divided

1/4 cup finely chopped celery

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms, chopped

1/4 cup dried sweetened cherries, chopped

1/4 tsp. dried thyme

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

4 boneless pork loin chops, 1-inch thick

1 tsp. all-purpose flour

1/4 cup chicken broth

1/4 cup cherry juice



In large skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add celery, onions, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Stir in cherries, thyme, salt

and pepper. Remove from heat.



Cut deep pocket in side of each pork chop. Fill with 1/4 of cherry mix. Skewer pockets closed with toothpicks. Reduce heat to medium. Add remaining 1 tbsp.

oil. Add pork chops, brown over medium heat for 8 minutes per side or until no longer pink.



Remove chops from skillet. Pour off fat. Add flour to skillet, cook, stirring for 30 seconds. Stir in chicken broth and juice. Scrape brown bits from skillet,

cook 1 minute more to thicken sauce slightly.



Return chops to skillet. Turn to coat evenly. Spoon remaining sauce over chops before serving.



These are utterly delicious! Enjoy!
 
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