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Grilled Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops

Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe. A great mix of pesto and  blue cheese is an succulent stuffing for thick cut pork loin chops. It was absolutely delicious!

There’s no secret we take any and every opportunity to grill. It’s our way to have good food and decompress after a long week of work.

We love the versatility of pork chops. They almost go with anything. The stuffing for this recipe is like a his and hers. He loves blue cheese and I like pesto so it was perfect!

Although we used a charcoal grill, if you have a access to a gas grill then preheat the burners, then turn off 1 or more of the burners to create a cooler zone. Don’t forget to brush and oil the grill grate.

Grilled Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops
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Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp basil pesto
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (about 1 1/2″ thick)
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 8 pre-soaked toothpicks
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the blue cheese and pesto. Mix well. Set aside.
  2. Cut horizontal pockets in each pork chop.
  3. Stuff each pork chop with 1/4 of the mix and pinch with two toothpicks.
  4. Season with the garlic salt and pepper each pork chop.
  5. Prepare a charcoal grill for indirect grilling over medium heat (the temperature inside the grill should be 350° to 375°F.)
  6. Place the pork chops on the grill over the direct-heat area and sear, turning once, until nicely grill-marked on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  7. Move the chops to the indirect-heat area and cover the grill.
  8. Cook until the chops are somewhat firm to the touch or until an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into the center of a chop, registers 145°F, about 15 minutes more for medium.

Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops Recipe. A great mix of pesto and  blue cheese is an succulent stuffing for thick cut pork loin chops. It was absolutely delicious!

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  1. 4 Deliciously Simple Grilled Pork Recipes

    May 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    […] love the versatility of pork and this recipe for Grilled Blue Cheese and Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops is proof that the possibilities are endless. This meat is so flavorful, you hardly need a side. […]

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