Are you looking for a new and different way to serve pork chops? Here is a great recipe for Sweet Pepper Stuffed Pork Chops that is sure to please your guests when you are entertaining as well as your family. This recipe is perfect for sit-down family meals. If you are a follower of my website or blog, you know I am a big proponent of sit-down family meals several times a week. Remember, no matter how busy your family's schedule may be, there is no substitute for sitting around the table, sharing good food, and talking about your day. So give this recipe a try soon and gather your family around the table to enjoy it!
SWEET PEPPER STUFFED PORK CHOPS
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 cup bread cubes
1 - 4 oz can chopped green chilies, drained
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
4 bone-in rib pork chops, 3/4-inch thick
1/4 tsp black pepper
In a large nonstick skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray, saute red pepper, onion and garlic in 1 teaspoon of the olive oil until tender. Stir in bread cubes, chilies and corn. Cook another two minutes. Transfer to a bowl and stir in cheese.Cut a pocket in each chop by slicing almost to the bone. Fill pocket with stuffing mixture. Use toothpicks to secure if necessary. (Be sure to remove toothpicks before serving!) Sprinkle chops with black pepper.Using the same skillet, coat with nonstick cooking spray and add the other teaspoon of oil. Cook chops over medium high heat about seven minutes on each side until browned. Reduce heat, cover pan and cook about eight minutes longer. (A meat thermometer should read at least 160 degrees).
Each chop has twice the amount of protein as carbs, making this a good diabetic dish.
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