Tested till perfect Grilled Bacon-Stuffed Pork Chops
Grilled Bacon-Stuffed Pork Chops
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Grilled Bacon-Stuffed Pork Chops

Get a double dose of pork with these ultraflavourful stuffed chops. For best results, use day-old bread cut into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes. Serve with mixed greens or grilled vegetables.

By Irene Fong and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: August 2012

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 17 ratings.
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  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 45 minutes
  • Portion size 4

Ingredients

  • 6 slices 6slicessodium-reduced bacon
  • 1 1small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupdry white wine
  • 2 cups 2cupscubed whole wheat bread
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupfresh oregano
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgrated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 4boneless pork chops, (about 1 lb/450 g total)
  • 1 tsp 1tspolive oil
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
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Preparation

In large nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat until slightly crisp, 5 to 8 minutes. Remove to paper towel–lined plate to drain; coarsely chop.

Drain all but 1 tsp fat from pan; cook onion, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add wine; cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits, until reduced by half, about 30 seconds. Turn off heat.

Add bread and 1/3 cup water to pan; cook, stirring, until liquid is absorbed and moist stuffing holds together, adding up to 2 tbsp more water, if necessary. Remove from heat. Stir in basil, oregano, Parmesan cheese and bacon. Let cool slightly.

With knife held horizontally and starting at rounded edge of each chop, cut pocket almost but not all the way through. Fill each with one-quarter of the stuffing. Brush with oil; sprinkle with pepper and salt.

Place chops on greased grill over medium-high heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until juices run clear when pork is pierced and just a hint of pink remains inside, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 288 pro 34g total fat 11g sat. fat 4g
carb 11g dietary fibre 2g sugar 4g chol 71mg
sodium 419mg potassium 432mg

% RDI:

calcium 10 iron 13 vit A 3 vit C 3
folate 7
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