Three Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops

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Bacon, cheese and pork chops. Need I say more?? Didn’t think so.

I was born and raised on a farm, so when my mom brought me a few juicy one-inch thick pork chops from home, I knew I had to find a stuffed pork chop recipe. I combined a few recipes and ultimately came up with this delicious entree!

My notes: I let the pork chops marinate in worcestershire sauce and one of my favorite rubs for a few hours before the cooking began. I set four of the 8-10 pieces of bacon aside and cooked the rest before making the cheese stuffing mixture (I didn’t use the cornbread stuffing mix). While I was browning the pork chops I coated the four uncooked pieces of bacon in a mixture of brown sugar and the rub I had used on the chops earlier, and wrapped them around the meat after it was done browning.

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 1” boneless pork chops
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 8-10 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 package cornbread stuffing mix

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a large baking dish.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté the pork chops until golden brown, no more than 3 minutes per side.
  3. When the chops have cooled enough to handle, create a stuffing pocket by cutting a large slit along one side of each chop.
  4. Combine the cheeses, bacon, and cornbread in a large bowl and then stuff each pocket with the mixture. Secure each chop closed with toothpicks and place the chops in the prepared baking dish. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the chops reach an internal temperature of 160°F.
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Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Recipe

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I was a tad bit hesitant to try this recipe, just because I have never been a true fan of vegetables, but it was a knockoff of garlic mashed potatoes and those are my favorites so how bad could it be? Not bad at all!

This recipe is a healthy alternative to mashed potatoes and tastes extremely familiar, but I did add a few ingredients to give it a little more taste because the original recipe was a little bland for my tastes. I added a lot more garlic, green onions, a little bit of lemon, basil, parsley and pepper. It was MUCH better with the extra flavor – enjoy!
INGREDIENTS

1 Head of Cauliflower
1/2 c. milk
2 T. butter
1 t. garlic salt
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 T. fresh chives
salt and pepper (to taste)

DIRECTIONS

1. Steam and drain cauliflower.

3. Add the remaining ingredients to the cauliflower.

4. Combine until smooth.