I have the making stuffed pork chops for years. It was around 30 years ago when I asked a co-worker how she made them. She just said, "make your favorite stuffing and add onion soup." That is what I did. I also made it my way by adding cream of mushroom soup mixed with the onion soup. I added onions and made the stuffing my own way. This dish helped win my husband over. Lol. He was impressed. That is a little story he tells people. I make a few versions of this dish. This is the easiest of them all. Enjoy!
1Heat oven to 400 degrees. Foil line baking dish for easy clean up.
2Heat water in microwave until hot. Place stuffing mix in bowl with apples, diced onions, and celey. Pour 1 1/2 cups of water over it. Mix with melted butter. Stir to combine well.
3Take chops and turn fat side up. Cut down the center not all the way through leaving an inch on each side forming a pocket.
4Stuff pockets in pork with stuffing. Secure with tooth picks. Salt and pepper chops. Place in pan.
5Mix the onion soup mix with 1 1/2 cups of hot water, and cream of mushroom soup( optional) Pour over pork chops. Lay sliced onion on top of chops. Cover with foil.
6Place in oven covered and bake about an hour, or until cooked through.
7(Skip step if using cream of mushroom soup) Drain liquid from pan with strainer to catch stuffing. Place liquid into a sauce pan. Turn burner on to med-high. Mix corn starch with 1/4 cup water. Whisk into drippings. Stir over heat until thickened. Salt and pepper to taste. Use as a gravy for chops.