Music Selection: Rick Astley – Never Going To Give You Up
Once you try this dish – flavorful, tender pork chops with savory stuffing – you will never give it up. It is comfort food that will warm you from head to toes, and make you want to get up a dance with Rick!
6 porkchops (3/4 inch thick)
4 cups dried bread cubes
15 large mushrooms, finely chopped
2 can cream of mushroom soup
2 tsp dried or freshly chopped thyme
1 onion, diced
2 Tbsp soy sauce
3 – 4 cups of water
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease with butter an 8 x 13 baking dish.
In a frying pan, add some butter and saute the mushrooms and onions until soft. Remove half and place in a bowl. Place other half in the baking dish.
To the bowl, add the bread cubes and 1 tsp of dried thyme. Add one can of mushroom soup. Then fill the can with water and add. Mix. Keep adding water a can at a time until the bread is very moist. Salt/pepper. Mix in the parmesan cheese thoroughly. Set aside.
To the mushrooms and onions in the baking dish, add one can of mushroom soup and ¾ can of water. Mix well.
In same frying pan, heat it up to medium-high with a little olive oil. Salt/pepper the pork chops on both sides. Sear the pork chops on both sides, but do not cook all the way through.
Place pork chops in a single layer in the baking dish.
Using your hands or spoons, mold about ¾ cup of the stuffing and place on top of each pork chop.
Place in oven with no cover and bake 30 minutes, until the mushroom sauce is bubbling and the stuffing is golden brown. Serve with broccoli or a crisp salad!