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.

Ready in
1 h
6
Servings
748
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
6

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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
57g
88%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
19g
93%
Cholesterol
197mg
66%
Protein
54g
100%
Carbs
2g
1%
Vitamin A
69µg
8%
Vitamin B12
2µg
29%
Vitamin B6
1mg
75%
Vitamin C
0.2mg
0.3%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
15%
Vitamin K
16µg
21%
Calcium
299mg
30%
Fiber
0.4g
1.8%
Folate (food)
8µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
8µg
2%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
67mg
17%
Monounsaturated
28g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
14mg
72%
Phosphorus
656mg
94%
Polyunsaturated
6g
N/A
Potassium
808mg
23%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
30.8%
Sodium
660mg
27%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
70%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
35%