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Easy Stuffed Pork Chops

Easy Stuffed Pork Chops

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.

Easy Stuffed Pork Chops

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.

Easy Stuffed Pork Chops

Brown the pork chops for 5 minutes, turning once. 

Easy Stuffed Pork Chops        

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!

Easy Stuffed Pork Chops

Meal Ideas:

I served this with brown rice and steamed broccoli. Healthy AND delicious!

 

Roasted Okra and Tomatoes

Roasted Okra and Tomatoes

Like a true Southerner, I love okra! A friend of mine (other than Melissa) has a beautiful garden. The other day, she gave me a bunch of okra and tomatoes. She had told me that she recently made stewed okra and tomatoes for her husband and it was delicious. Fast forward a couple of days…the kids are starving when they get home from school, and I had about an hour to get them fed, make sure homework was done, and out the door to volleyball practice. I wanted a little something to eat, but not what I was making the family. I looked at the fresh produce sitting in my basket and thought, “Let me try roasted okra and tomatoes!” This dish really could not have been easier to make or more delicious to eat!!

Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 5 minutes; Cook Time – 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Fresh Okra, desired amount, cut in half lengthwise

1-2 plum tomatoes, diced

Olive Oil

Slavo Salt, or you favorite seasoning salt

Preparing Roasted Okra and Tomatoes:

Preheat oven to 425 Degrees. Put okra in a large mixing bowl. Add just enough olive oil to coat the okra and add a few shakes of Slavo Salt. Mix well and put on baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, put the tomatoes in a small mixing bowl. Drizzle a bit of olive oil over the tomatoes and add a bit of Slavo Salt. Mix well. Add the tomatoes to the okra and roast for 5 minutes. That’s all!!! 

Important Tips:

Make sure you don’t cook the tomatoes and the okra together the whole time. If you do, the tomatoes will be very mushy and watery!

 

 

Roasted Edamame

A while ago, we gave you a recipe for Roasted Chickpeas, which was VERY well received. Out of the blue a few weeks ago, my husband asked if I could make roasted edamame the way I make the chickpeas. After I got over my initial shock regarding his request, I eagerly took on the challenge. How could that NOT be delicious if you like edamame? I made them almost exactly the same way as the chickpeas, I just cooked them less since they are smaller. Yet another healthy snack brought to you by McNack’s Kitchen. 

Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 5 min; Cook Time – 20 min

Ingredients:

1 frozen pack of edamame, shelled

2 T. Olive Oil

1 1/2 T. Original Slavo Salt

1 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper

Preparing Roasted Edamame:

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees. Defrost the edamame as directed and drain. Place in mixing bowl. Add olive oil, Slavo Salt, garlic powder and cayenne pepper. Mix well. Place on baking sheet and cook for 20 minutes.

Roasted Edamame