In an effort to provide many different meat options I tried my hand at boneless pork chops. I don’t recall ever preparing them myself before, we have bought already prepped pork and cooked it on the grill. I think pork intimidated people because they don’t always know what to do with it, or that was the case with me at least. There are also so many different cuts that it can get confusing. For this week these should be labeled Boneless Pork Loin Chops and are on sale for $3.99/lb. I gave them a nice sear in the pan, but to be cooked all the way through they need time in the oven. It also helps melt the cheese and blend all the flavors together.
Mushroom, Blue Cheese, and Rosemary Stuffed Pork Chops
- 4 Boneless Pork Loin Chops
- 1 cup sliced white mushrooms
- ½ cup blue cheese
- 2 tsp dried rosemary
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tsp butter
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Spray a skillet with non stick cooking spray over medium high heat sauté mushrooms with 1 tsp butter. Season with salt and pepper. Cook about 5 minutes until they are thoroughly browned. Remove from skillet and place in a medium bowl to cool.
3. Slice a pocket through the thickest part of each pork chop to allow for stuffing. Salt and pepper each chop.
4. In the bowl with the mushrooms mix blue cheese and rosemary. Fill each pork chop equally with mushroom mixture.
5. Over medium high heat melt remaining tsp of butter in the skillet and sear each pork chop on both sides about 3 minutes per side.
6. Place in an oven safe dish and finish in the oven for 20 minutes or until they have reached a temperature of 160 degrees.
Quick Fix Sides – Asparagus and Garlic Bread
For the asparagus: Sauté in large skillet with 1.5 tbsp olive oil, 2 cloves of minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Cover and cook for 5 minutes. Check for doneness continue cooking if needed for 2-3 minutes. Toss with 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese when finished.
For the garlic bread: In a small bowl combine 4 tbsp butter, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp parmesan cheese, and 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Stir to combine. Slather on thick piece of bread and put in your preheated toaster oven (or regular oven) on 350 degrees for about 10 minutes . I like to buy baguettes when they are on sale, cut them into smaller portions, and freeze for when I need them. If you don’t have a baguette any good deli or homemade bread will do.