Lately we’ve been making pork quite a bit. We really enjoy it, and it’s a nice alternative to chicken, heck it’s “the other white meat” right?
This recipe can apply to either pork or chicken, so feel free to use whatever you prefer. Once again, this is an easy recipe and very healthy as well. It pairs nicely with a potato or rice. We used a brown pilaf to get in more fiber and keep it a bit more nutritious.
What you’ll need:
- Boneless pork chops
- Light cheese (feta or mozzarella)
- Roasted red peppers
- Salt & Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- EVOO (Extra virgin olive oil)
- Pat each pork chop dry
- Cut a slit in each pork chop in the middle
- Fill slit with spinach, cheese and pepper mixture
- Season pork chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder (or any other seasoning you prefer)
- Heat frying pan, add EVOO and place pork chops in pan — note you don’t want an overly large pan. You want them to fittighly with not a lot of extra surface area in the pan
- After pork is lightly browned, remove and put in a baking cover, cover
- Put in preheated oven at 400 degrees and cook for approximately 10 minutes (pork should be cooked until it has an internal temperature of 160)
And that’s it! If you want to get creative and make a pan sauce using the juices of the pork, that’s another great option but definitely for the more ambitious. I’ll save that for another post.
Do you eat pork or chicken more often? Try this with either one and please let me know what you think.