Thick pork chops stuffed with spinach, croutons, and Italian cheeses are grilled on a maple plank. Delicious! I serve these with steamed broccoli and glasses of chilled Riesling.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Prepare a maple grilling plank by soaking in water according to manufacturer's directions.

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  • Place the pork chops on a clean, flat surface, and cut from one side through the middle to within one-half inch of the other side. Open the two sides and spread them out like an open book. Set aside until needed.

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, and celery; cook and stir until the onion is soft and transparent, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach, and cook until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in the chicken broth, and add the croutons: stir until croutons absorb the broth. Remove from heat, and stir in the Italian cheese blend and the Parmesan cheese. Spoon the vegetable-cheese mixture into the pockets of each pork chop. Close one side of the pork chop over the filling. Place pork chops on the prepared grilling plank. Sprinkle with fresh rosemary, and season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Cover and grill, turning once, until pork chops are no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

344 calories; 19.5 g total fat; 83 mg cholesterol; 435 mg sodium. 15.9 g carbohydrates; 27.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
I loved this recipe. I didn't know what a maple plank was so I just baked them for 35-45 min. But I fallowed the recipe for the stuffing to a tee and it turned out great. My boyfriend doesnt even eat stuffing on Thanksgiving and he loved it. I will def make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
I loved this recipe. I didn't know what a maple plank was so I just baked them for 35-45 min. But I fallowed the recipe for the stuffing to a tee and it turned out great. My boyfriend doesnt even eat stuffing on Thanksgiving and he loved it. I will def make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2008
I loved this recipe. I didn't know what a maple plank was so I just baked them for 35-45 min. But I fallowed the recipe for the stuffing to a tee and it turned out great. My boyfriend doesnt even eat stuffing on Thanksgiving and he loved it. I will def make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2008
these were pretty good. my husband loved them. the only change i made was i used a cedar plank because our store didn't have maple. also the mixture was a little wet so next time i will add the croutons then slowly add the broth until i get a good consistency. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/09/2008
The stuffing and the pork were awesome but I had a little trouble grilling on the plank. Never having grilled on a plank before I bought a 1/4 inch piece of maple and soaked it for 6 hrs in water. Either my plank was way too thin or didn't soak it long enough (maybe it was a combination) but after about 5 minutes the entire piece of wood was on fire! I prompty removed the pork chops from the fiery plank and put them on the top rack of the grill where they only 15 more minutes to grill. they were slightly blackened but still excellent. My family's only complaint was that the stuffing might have been a little too miost. Will definately try again with a thicker plank soaked longer and a little less chicken broth in the stufing. Would have been 5 stars if not for the fire! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2009
This turned out great but I didnt follow the recipe to a tee. I didnt have a maple plank so i used the oven. I used italian flavoured breadcrumbs rather then croutons and i only had 2 big porkchops so i cut slits in them and stuffed the sauce in there and smeared the remainder on top. I definately think that there is way too much broth in the recipe. i only used about half a cup or so. My toddler liked this too. She said 'delicious!' Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2010
Great flavor! Easy to fix! too much broth though but it still turned out real tender.. I will def. make again cutting back on the broth by 1/2.. Very pretty presentaion.. It was enjoyed thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2010
Great! This looks difficult but was incredible easy. I too baked these in the oven and only used about a 1/2 cup of stock. Definately something to make that would impress your guest. Side salad and some pinot grigio what a feast Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2011
Amazing recipe. Best stuffing for pork chops I have found. I substituted seasoned bread crumbs instead of croutons and it soaked up the broth very well. made dinner for 8 and received nothing but compliments (and my friends are usually mean:) Definitely recommend. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/31/2011
This was a fantastic recipe I listened to the reviewers about using a bit more croutons and it turned out great. One other comment I have is for the novice grillers out there I am much more of a griller than an indoor cook when plank grilling anything you need to have a spray bottle full of water handy to put out those flare ups. They will happen no matter how long you presoak the plank. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/13/2012
This recipe was really good Read More
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