Super-Sized Kraut-Stuffed Chops

 Serves 6

Ingredients

1 cup butter, divided

6 thick-cut pork chops

2 green peppers, divided

1 cup diced onion

1 bag (10 ounces) matchstick-style carrots

6 cups drained sauerkraut (about 48 ounces)

1 tablespoon sugar

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

Instructions

In large skillet, melt 1/4-cup butter. Add chops; cook until browned on both sides; remove chops and set aside. Reserve drippings. Slice 4 rings from green peppers and set aside. Dice remaining green pepper. Add remaining 3/4-cup butter to drippings in skillet; melt butter. Add diced pepper, onion and saute, stirring constantly, until crisp-tender. Stir in carrots; saute 1 minute. Add kraut, sugar, salt, pepper and thyme; toss until combined.

With sharp knife, cut each pork chop horizontally at fat side to bone to form a pocket. Stuff each pork chop with vegetable mixture. Bake until internal temperature reaches160 degrees.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 530
Total Fat 38g
Saturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 150mg
Sodium 2590mg
Total Carb. 23g
Dietary Fiber 10g
Sugars 8g
Protein 26g