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Pork Chops With Dried Cranberries, Mushrooms and Chestnut Stuffing

 
One serving costs about $2.2

$2.20 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

5 thanksgiving,christmas,gluten-free,gluten free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:59%

Spoonacular Score: 59%

 

Pork Chops With Dried Cranberries, Mushrooms and Chestnut Stuffing might be just the main course you are searching for. This recipe makes 5 servings with 516 calories, 31g of protein, and 32g of fat each. For $2.2 per serving, this recipe covers 23% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Only a few people made this recipe, and 1 would say it hit the spot. If you have parsley, pork chops, shallot, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. To use up the chestnuts you could follow this main course with the Dark Chocolate-Caramel Cake with Gold-Dusted Chestnuts as a dessert. It can be enjoyed any time, but it is especially good for Thanksgiving. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 63%. This score is solid. Try Pork Loin with Dried-Fruit and Chestnut Stuffing, Pork Chops with Dried Fruit Stuffing, and Chestnut, Bacon, Dried Apple, and Corn Bread Stuffing for similar recipes.

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Riesling are great choices for Pork Chops. Chardonnay suits simple chops or chops in a butter or cream sauce, dry riesling complements sweet additions like honey mustard or apples, and pinot noir is a safe bet for pork dishes in general. One wine you could try is Mercer Estates Zephyr Ridge Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay. It has 5 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 35 dollars.

Mercer Estates Zephyr Ridge Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay

Aromas of apricot, guava and pineapple juice mingle with hints of sweet vanilla and warm toasty notes.

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Ingredients

Servings:
0.25
0.25  apples
apples
3
3  bone in pork chops
bone in pork chops
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps butter
butter
0.5 cups
0.5 cups chestnuts
chestnuts
8
8  crimini mushrooms
crimini mushrooms
2.3 cups
2.3 cups dried cranberries
dried cranberries
1 cup
1 cup low sodium chicken stock
low sodium chicken stock
some
some olive oil
olive oil
1 tsp
1 tsp parsley
parsley
1
1  whole pomegranate
whole pomegranate
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
1
1  whole shallot
whole shallot
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps sweet sherry wine
sweet sherry wine
0.25  apples
0.25
apples
3  bone in pork chops
3
bone in pork chops
2 Tbsps butter
2 Tbsps
butter
0.5 cups chestnuts
0.5 cups
chestnuts
8  crimini mushrooms
8
crimini mushrooms
2.3 cups dried cranberries
2.3 cups
dried cranberries
1 cup low sodium chicken stock
1 cup
low sodium chicken stock
some olive oil
some
olive oil
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp
parsley
1  whole pomegranate
1
whole pomegranate
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
1  whole shallot
1
whole shallot
2 Tbsps sweet sherry wine
2 Tbsps
sweet sherry wine

Equipment

frying pan
frying pan
knife
knife
oven
oven
frying pan
frying pan
knife
knife
oven
oven


Instructions

  1. In a large skillet melt over high heat 2 tablespoons of butter and add the shallots, dried cranberries, chestnuts, apples, mushrooms, the juice of the pomegranate and grains, parsley and Sherry wine. Sautee all the ingredients for 5 to 8 minutes until soft. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Preheat oven at 300. Cut a 2 inch slit into the side of each pork chop using a paring knife, cutting through to the bone to form a pocket. Fill each pocket with 2 tablespoon of cranberries-chestnut stuffing. Press to flatten. Season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet heat the olive oil over high heat. Sear chops until browned, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add cup stock. Reduce heat to low; simmer covered until cooked through6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the pork chops into a plate and place in the oven to ke<

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.19
Ingredient
¼ apples
4 bone in pork chops
2 tablespoons butter
½ cups chestnuts
8 crimini mushrooms
¼ cups dried cranberries
1 cup low sodium chicken stock
some olive oil
1 whole pomegranate
1 whole shallot
2 tablespoons sweet sherry wine
Price
$0.15
$4.81
$0.24
$0.87
$0.89
$0.43
$0.72
$0.83
$1.56
$0.14
$0.34
$10.97

Tips

Health Tips

Price Tips

  • Dried fruit can be expensive, especially if you opt for organic. Your own dehydrator could be a great investment if you eat dried fruits regularly!

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • If you don't have shallots, you can try substituting leek, onion, or green onion along with a clove of garlic. The flavor won't be the same, but it should do in a pinch.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • You might have heard that you should never wash mushrooms. Before you spend your precious time wiping down mushroom after mushroom with a towel, you should probably know that this is mostly a myth. While mushrooms can absorb a little water if you soak them long enough, the amount absorbed from a quick wash is not going to have much of an impact on your dish.

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Green Tips

  • Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)

  • Apples are at the top of the so-called "dirty dozen" so be sure to buy organic apples (and applesauce, apple juice, etc.) if you are concerned about pesticide residues in your food.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
515 Calories
31g Protein
32g Total Fat
26g Carbs
19% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
515
26%

Fat
32g
49%

  Saturated Fat
9g
57%

Carbohydrates
26g
9%

  Sugar
13g
15%

Cholesterol
105mg
35%

Sodium
327mg
14%

Alcohol
0.62g
3%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
31g
62%

Selenium
54µg
78%

Vitamin B3
11mg
56%

Vitamin B6
1mg
55%

Vitamin B1
0.75mg
50%

Phosphorus
368mg
37%

Vitamin B2
0.47mg
27%

Potassium
886mg
25%

Copper
0.43mg
22%

Zinc
3mg
21%

Vitamin E
2mg
18%

Vitamin K
18µg
18%

Vitamin B5
1mg
18%

Vitamin C
12mg
15%

Vitamin B12
0.81µg
13%

Magnesium
50mg
13%

Fiber
3g
13%

Manganese
0.21mg
11%

Folate
39µg
10%

Iron
1mg
9%

Vitamin D
0.79µg
5%

Calcium
46mg
5%

Vitamin A
158IU
3%

covered percent of daily need

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