What temperature should stuffed pork chops be baked at?


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Stuffed pork chops should be baked at a temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit. They can be cooked at a lower or higher temp, but the cooking time needs to be adjusted to reflect this.

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On average, stuffed pork chops need to cook for around one hour at a temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit. If the pork chops are exceptionally thick, they will need to cook for an additional 10 to 20 minutes, while smaller ones may take less time. When the pork chops are cooked, the juices will run clear. Cooking pork chops longer than the needed time can result in the meat becoming tougher. After cooking the chops for the required amount of time, they should sit for 3 to 5 minutes for best results.

When cooking pork chops or another pork product, the internal temperature should reach 145 degrees Fahrenheit before being consumed. The temperature can be checked using a digital cooking thermometer. When taking the temperature of stuffed pork chops, it is vital to use the thermometer in the thickest part of the meat as the stuffing may heat up faster than the pork. Eating undercooked pork or any other type of meat can result in various food-borne illnesses.

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