Jalapeño Bacon and Gouda Stuffed Pork Chops

Jalapeño Bacon and Gouda Stuffed Pork Chops
Philip Barber

Gouda cheese, bacon (jalapeño no less), and pork... it really doesn't get any better.

6
Servings
422
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

For the stuffing

  • 1 1/2  Cup  chopped jalapeño bacon
  • 2  Cups  shredded Gouda cheese
  • 1/4  Cup  chopped cilantro

Stuff and Grill

  • thick-cut pork chops
  • 1/2  Cup  olive oil
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

For the stuffing

In a sauté pan, fry the bacon until crispy. Drain and let cool slightly. 

In large mixing bowl, thoroughly mix ingredients. Make palm-size balls out of the mixture.

 

Stuff and Grill

Prepare the pork chops for stuffing by inserting a knife mid-thickness opposite the bone of the pork chop. Drive the blade to the bone, and work back and forth creating a pocket with a small opening (1-1 1/2 inches). Season the chops with salt and pepper, to taste. 

Place the stuffing mixture balls into the pocket of the pork chop. If the opening of the pocket won't close, use a toothpick to hold closed.

Mix the olive oil and fresh cracked black pepper in a bowl to be used for basting

Prepare the grill (my favorite is my Big Green Egg) by heating to 450 degrees. Baste the pork chop top and bottom with olive oil and fresh cracked pepper. Place on grill and sear both side for 2-3 minutes each, basting between turns. Turn the heat down to 350 degrees and cook for another 10-12 mins.

Let the pork chop rest for 8-12 minutes, then serve with your favorite sides.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
54%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
27g
100%
Cholesterol
87mg
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
3g
2%
Protein
17g
37%
Vitamin A, RAE
201µg
29%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
52mg
5%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Folate, total
13µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
166mg
24%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
1025mg
68%
Water
79g
3%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Jalapeño Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Jalapeño Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

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