Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Stuffed Pork Chops

2 oz smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 (2 1/4 thick, center-cut, bone-in pork chops
1 tsp olive oil
ground black pepper

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat

In a small bowl, combine the cheese, bacon parsley and 1/8 tsp black pepper

Lay the chop flat on the cutting board, and with a sharp knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, going all the way to the bone, but leaving sides intact. Stuff cheese mixture into pocket, and close with a wooden toothpick. Brush meat with oil, and season with salt and more pepper.

Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes on each side, or until pork is done. (Careful not to overcook! We bought a meat thermometer that has a remote digital read out, which is totally worth it if you grill or smoke meat a lot).

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