Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Prosciutto and Mozzarella Stuffed Pork Chops



Tuesday night, we had an unexpected empty nest for dinner, all of the kids had other places to go, so it was just Jerry and I...and I'm pretty sure that Jerry wasn't disappointed, as that meant there were more Prosciutto and Mozzarella Stuffed Pork Chops for us!

This meal was incredibly quick and easy and one of the best dinners I've made in a long time, if I do say so myself.


Just started with 4 center cut pork chops and on Prosciutto Mozzarella roll. 


The pork chops were seasoned with coarsely ground garlic, sea salt and black pepper


Added to a skillet with oil over medium heat to brown the chops. 

Do yourself a favor and slice a pocket for stuffing into them before browning…
(Aren't you glad I make these crazy mistakes first!?!?)


After about 3 minutes on each side, 
they had some nice color and texture and were ready for the next steps.  


Cut up the prosciutto and mozzarella roll into thin slices. 


Fill the pockets with the sliced cheese and meat, arranging on a foil-lined pan for ease of clean up. 

Bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes or until the chops are fully cooked. 


No need to worry about a little cheese melting out, 
we just scooped it up and put it right back on top! 


Served it up on a bed of spinach, 
because that surely negates anything remotely unhealthy about the rest of the meal!  

RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:
Center Cut Pork Chops
Prosciutto
Mozzarella
Coarsely ground Garlic
Coarsely ground Sea Salt
Coarsely ground Black Pepper
Cooking oil

DIRECTIONS:

Slice a nice deep pocket into the pork chops, much easier to do earlier rather than later. 

Season pork chops with garlic, salt and pepper to prepare for some initial browning in a skillet over medium heat. 

Brown the chops on each side for 2-3 minutes. 

Stuff the pork chops with the Prosciutto and Mozzarella. 

Bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes, or until the pork chops are fully cooked. 

Feel free to spoon any melted cheese back over the pork chops.  

We are sure glad we did!