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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe

Smoked 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 moderately low-carb, but not necessarily by Keto extreme low-carb guidelines.

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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.

How to make Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops:

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

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

bacon pieces cooking in a cast iron skillet

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

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 for a filet knife.

two pieces of thick pork chop, one butterflied

Repeat with the second pork chop.

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

gouda cheese, bacon, parsley and black pepper in a bowl

Stuff the cheese mixture into the pockets of each of the pork chops.

gouda cheese mixture stuffed into the butterflied pork chop

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

pork chops with toothpicks holding them closed

Season the pork chops with salt and more black pepper.

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.

Allow to rest about three-minutes.

Remove the toothpicks and serve with your favorite side dishes.

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe for Two

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Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops

Smoked Gouda and Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops

Smoked 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.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh 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 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. 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 for a filet knife.
  5. Repeat with the second pork chop.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the smoked Gouda cheese, bacon, parsley, and 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  7. Stuff the cheese mixture into the pockets 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. Allow to rest about three-minutes.
  11. Remove the toothpicks and serve with your favorite side dishes.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 549 Saturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 175mg Sodium: 606mg Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 49g
Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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