Sunday, August 4, 2013

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Southwest Pork Chops



I love to grill in the summer and if I could I would either use my grill or my slow cooker all year! I've always loved stuffed pork chops and I wanted to create my own version using bacon and cheese and then grilling them instead of the traditional chops that were stuffed with a herb stuffing mixture. Oh my goodness, these were SO good!


Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Southwest Pork Chops
Serves 4
WW PP=6
Cal 265, Carbs 1.2g, Fat 14.1g,  Protein 29.7g

4 boneless pork chops (I used thick cut pork loin chops)
1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
4 tbsp. reduced fat cream cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (I used center cut)
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup southwest seasoning blend


Prepare the stuffing by mixing the grated cheese, bacon, parsley, and cream cheese together in a small bowl. Set aside.

Place the pork chops on a cutting board. Cut a pocket into the pork, starting from the fatty side and going nearly all the way through but leaving the sides intact and the opening small.

Stuff about one-fourth of the mixture into each pork chop. Season the outside with southwest seasoning. Push the mixture far into the pocket of each pork chop with the cheese mixture pushed away from the opening. Push two toothpicks diagonally through the outer edges of the pork chop to secure the opening.

Grill chops over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes per side. Let sit one minute before serving. Enjoy!

    8 comments:

    1. these look amazing!!! Wish I had pork chops now and could swap this out with my enchiladas tonight

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    2. these look amazing!!! Wish I had pork chops now and could swap this out with my enchiladas tonight

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    3. I'm drooling....literally! Looks amazing! Pinning.

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    4. I can't wait to make these!! They look so yummy! I pinned them to my recipe board so I can make them for my family. :) Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesday. I'm Deanna one of the co hosts this week. I liked your facebook page and am your newest pinterest follower. I'd love for you to visit my blog @ http://gloriouslymade.blogspot.com and follow if you like. :)
      Have a great night,
      Deanna

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    5. I can't wait to make these!! They look so yummy! I pinned them to my recipe board so I can make them for my family. :) Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesday. I'm Deanna one of the co hosts this week. I liked your facebook page and am your newest pinterest follower. I'd love for you to visit my blog @ http://gloriouslymade.blogspot.com and follow if you like. :)
      Have a great night,
      Deanna

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    6. This recipe looks delicious! Thanks for linking up with us at Tasty Tuesdays this week! Ruth x

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    7. We have had these twice now. They are amazingly delicious. I would straight up eat a bowl of the stuffing. Going to try it on a steak this weekend. Brian - Alaska!

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    8. I'm so glad you love them! Let me know how the steak goes! :)

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