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Jalapeño Bacon and Gouda Stuffed Pork Chops

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

Ingredients

For the stuffing

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

Stuff and Grill

  • 6 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
Servings6
Calories Per Serving748
Total Fat57g88%
Sugar1gN/A
Saturated19g93%
Cholesterol197mg66%
Protein54g100%
Carbs2g1%
Vitamin A69µg8%
Vitamin B122µg29%
Vitamin B61mg75%
Vitamin C0.2mg0.3%
Vitamin D1µgN/A
Vitamin E3mg15%
Vitamin K16µg21%
Calcium299mg30%
Fiber0.4g1.8%
Folate (food)8µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)8µg2%
Iron2mg10%
Magnesium67mg17%
Monounsaturated28gN/A
Niacin (B3)14mg72%
Phosphorus656mg94%
Polyunsaturated6gN/A
Potassium808mg23%
Riboflavin (B2)0.5mg30.8%
Sodium660mg27%
Thiamin (B1)1mg70%
Trans0.2gN/A
Zinc5mg35%