I was going though some meat that I had in my freezer and saw some thick pork chops…perfect for stuffing! I decided to pull them out, but had no idea how I was going to prepare them. I knew I didn’t want a bread stuffing and didn’t have a long time to prepare them since it was an extra busy weeknight. I settled on a mixtures of feta cheese and pesto with an all purpose seasoning on the outside. These easy stuffed pork chops were pretty awesome, especially for throwing it all together on a whim!
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 5 min; Cook Time – 45 minutes
Ingredients for 3:
1 T. olive oil
1 T. butter
Thick cut pork chops (1 per person)
2 T. prepared pesto
1/4 c. feta cheese
Slavo Salt (or your favorite all seasoning spice blend)
Preparing Easy Stuffed Pork Chops:
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. In a small mixing bowl, mix the pesto with feta cheese. Cut a slit in the center of the pork chop, making sure you don’t cut all the way though. You just want to make a “pocket”. Gently put the pesto mixture into the slit of the pork chop.
Secure with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining pork chops. Season both sides with desired amount of Slavo Salt. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat with butter and olive oil.
Brown the pork chops for 5 minutes, turning once.
Place pork chops in oven safe dish. Pour juices from the skillet over the pork chops. Cook for 30 minutes, or until no longer pink. Serve hot!
I served this with brown rice and steamed broccoli. Healthy AND delicious!