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John's Baked Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon

John's Baked Pork Chops Stuffed with Smoked Gouda and Bacon

  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h
jckane59

jckane59

It was too rainy to grill so I prepared a baked version using boneless center-cut pork chops. I breaded the chops and added a baked apple garnish for flair. We were very pleased by the outcome. I used the fat line as marker for making the cuts for the stuffing. We like our pork well done so cooking time may vary according to your tastes.

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  • Calories:
  • 738 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 29.8 g
  • 46%
  • Carbs:
  • 51.7g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 63.3 g
  • 127%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 258 mg
  • 86%
  • Sodium:
  • 1303 mg
  • 52%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine Gouda cheese, bacon, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Cut each pork chop from one side through the middle horizontally to within 1/2 inch of the other side. Open the two sides and spread them out like an open book. Stuff cheese mixture into each pocket and close; secure with a wooden toothpick. Coat each stuffed pork chop with olive oil.
  4. Whisk egg in a bowl. Mix bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper to taste together in a separate bowl. Carefully dip each stuffed pork chop in the egg; press chop into bread crumb mixture until evenly coated. Place breaded pork chops in a 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Garnish pork chops with cored apple, green onion, and red grapes.
  6. All done! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments!
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calsatx
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calsatx

3/8/2014

I used this the first time for a dinner party. I followed the directions exactly and it was a major hit!

Cyndi
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Cyndi

3/30/2014

Made this tonight because I had all the ingredients. I had low expectations because I thought it would be dry but I was blown away. It was delicious. I made it with pork chops on the bone and can't wait to make it it with the boneless chops the recipe calls for. This one is keeper.

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