Pork Chops with Spinach-Apricot Stuffing

Pork Chops with Spinach-Apricot Stuffing
Photo: Jacob Fox
Total Time:
40 mins
4 stuffed pork chops


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (2 tablespoons if skillet-cooking)

  • ½ cup chopped onion (1 medium)

  • ½ cup chopped celery (1 stalk)

  • 2 cup coarsely chopped fresh spinach leaves

  • ½ cup soft bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup snipped dried apricots

  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (about 3 pounds total), cut 1 1/4 inches thick

  • 1 teaspoon dried herbes de Provence, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. For stuffing, in a medium saucepan heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onion and celery; cook until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach, bread crumbs, and dried apricots; cook about 1 minute or until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat.

  2. Trim fat from chops. Make a pocket in each chop by cutting horizontally from the fat side almost to bone on the opposite side. Spoon stuffing into pockets. If necessary, secure openings with wooden toothpicks. Sprinkle chops with herbes de Provence, salt, and pepper.

  3. Cook chops in skillet or on grill as directed. Transfer to a serving platter, cover with foil, and let stand for 3 minutes before serving.

  4. SKILLET: In a large skillet heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add chops; reduce heat to medium. Cook for 10 to 13 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the centers registers 145°F, turning as necessary to brown evenly.

  5. GRILL: For a charcoal or gas gill, place chops on the grill rack directly over medium heat. Cover and grill for 13 to 17 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the centers registers 145°F, turning once halfway through grilling.


Nutrition analysis per serving Grill Method: same as above, except 377 calories and 15 g total fat

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

407 Calories
19g Fat
9g Carbs
48g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 407
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 128mg 43%
Sodium 469mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 48g
Vitamin C 6.2mg 31%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 765mg 16%
Folate, total 44.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.9mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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