Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops feature tender Smithfield All Natural Bone-in Pork Chops stuffed with a mixture of melted Gouda cheese and crispy bacon crumbles.
Servings: 4 servings
- 4 Bone in Pork Chops
- 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
- ¼ cup sliced or shredded Gouda cheese, divided
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon oil
- salt and pepper
Using a sharp paring knife, cut a small deep slit into the narrow side of the pork chop, creating a pocket inside the meat. Be careful not to poke through to the surface of the meat.
Add a mixture of cheese and bacon to each pocket, using as much as will fit. Hold the opening shut by securing with toothpicks.
Mix together honey, Worcestershire, and oil in a small dish.
Season each chop with salt and pepper then brush liberally with honey mixture.
Place over hottest part of the grill and cook ~4 minutes per side.
If you love your pork medium rare, you should cook it to an internal temperature of 145 degrees (followed by a three-minute rest). If you like your chops a little more done, you can cook them to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
The smaller the cut you make in the pork chop for stuffing, the less likely your cheese will ooze out during cooking.
Tip: A great way to prevent oozing is to use a larger piece of bacon and put it in the cavity last so it acts as a door, blocking any cheese from leaving.
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Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 55g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 419mg | Potassium: 910mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 1.8mg