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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two

January 3, 2018
Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two - impressive for date night or Valentine's Day!

Smoke Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops are pan fried golden brown thick savory pork chops filled with melted smoked Gouda cheese and crisp bacon.

 

This recipe is easy, low carb, and quick, ready in just 30 minutes. It makes an impressive lunch or dinner for two. Try it for date night or Valentine’s Day.

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Preheat a large cast iron skillet on medium heat. Click here for a cast iron skillet.

 

Cut the bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook in the skillet until crisp, stirring often.

 

Drain the bacon on paper towel, leaving the grease in the pan and leaving the pan on medium heat.

 

In a small bowl, combine the smoked Gouda cheese, bacon, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper.

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two - combine cheese, bacon, parsley and pepper in a bowl

 

Lay the pork chop flat on a cutting board, and with a sharp filet knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, going all the way to the bone (or to within ¼ inch of the side for boneless). Leave one side intact. Click here for a filet knife.

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two - butterfly the pork chops open with a knife

 

Repeat with the second pork chop.

 

Place the cheese mixture onto one half of each of the pork chops.

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two - add cheese mixture to pork chops

 

Fold the pork chops closed and insert wooden toothpicks to hold them together.

 

Season the pork chops with salt and more black pepper.

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two - season chops and add to skillet

 

Carefully add the pork chops to the skillet and cook for 8 – 10 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches between 145 degrees F and 160 degrees F, followed by a three-minute rest time, and is a little pink inside.

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two - cook on both sides for 8 - 10 minutes each

 

Remove the toothpicks and serve with your favorite side dishes.

 

 

 

Smoke Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops are pan fried golden brown thick savory pork chops filled with melted smoked Gouda cheese and crisp bacon. This recipe is easy, low carb, and quick, ready in just 30 minutes. It makes an impressive lunch or dinner for two. Try it for date night or Valentine’s Day. #PorkChops #SmokedGouda #bacon #StuffedPorkChops #DinnerForTwo #LunchForTwo #RecipesForTwo #ValentinesDay #DateNight #LowCarb

 

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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two - low carb serves 2
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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Smoke Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops are pan fried golden brown thick savory pork chops filled with melted smoked Gouda cheese and crisp bacon. This recipe is easy and quick, ready in just 30 minutes. It makes an impressive lunch or dinner for two. Try it for date night or Valentine’s Day.
Course: Date Night, Dinner, Game Day, Lunch, Main Course, Valentine's Day
Cuisine: American
Servings (Adjustable): 2
Calories: 990 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
  • 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese shredded
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 Tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 boneless or bone-in pork chops 1 ½ - 2 inches thick
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat a large cast iron skillet on medium heat. Click here for a cast iron skillet.
  2. Cut the bacon into 1 inch pieces and cook in the skillet until crisp, stirring often.
  3. Drain the bacon on paper towel, leaving the grease in the pan and leaving the pan on medium heat.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the smoked Gouda cheese, bacon, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  5. Lay the pork chop flat on a cutting board, and with a sharp filet knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, going all the way to the bone (or to within ¼ inch of the side for boneless). Leave one side intact. Click here for a filet knife.
  6. Repeat with the second pork chop.
  7. Place the cheese mixture onto one half of each of the pork chops.
  8. Fold the pork chops closed and insert wooden toothpicks to hold them together.
  9. Season the pork chops with salt and more black pepper.
  10. Carefully add the pork chops to the skillet and cook for 8 - 10 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature reaches between 145 degrees F and 160 degrees F, followed by a three-minute rest time, and is a little pink inside.
  11. Remove the toothpicks and serve with your favorite side dishes.
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving
Calories 990 Calories from Fat 621
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 69g 106%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Cholesterol 302mg 101%
Sodium 1184mg 49%
Potassium 1296mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 83g 166%
Vitamin A 6.4%
Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 43.9%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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