Cheesy Chard Stuffed Pork Chops are a modern spin on a great classic. Check out this recipe for a healthy and tasty dinner option. Remember to Comment, Like & Share!
Cheesy Chard Stuffed Pork Chops
You’re Stuffing the Chops with What?
I had to smile when my hubby saw me toss a bunch of Swiss chard into our grocery cart. He had a scowl on his face when he asked, “what is that for?” I replied, “it’s for the pork chops I plan to make.” Let’s just say he was not instantly sold on that idea. It didn’t help that the cashier claimed he hadn’t sold any in the last 2 years.
Seriously folks, Swiss chard is one of the most popular greens. It also has many great health benefits. Like any vegetable, it just needs a little flavor boost to make it shine. In this recipe, Swiss chard is sauteed with garlic and then gets brightened up with a pop of lemon zest. When the sauteed greens are combined with the provolone cheese, it makes a wonderful combination, that’s lighter than a bread-based stuffing.
Oven Finishing Meat
I know some people may be a little intimidated by the concept of pan browning meat and then finishing it in the oven. I assure you, this is not a difficult process. In fact, restaurants use this method frequently for thicker cuts of meat, chicken, fish, you name it. This process allows you to get a nice browned texture, but still keeps the meat tender. If you don’t own an instant read thermometer, don’t sweat it. Just cut into the chop a little to see if it looks done. I do recommend investing in one of these little gadgets though. They are not expensive, and provide the best way to tell when your meat is done.
I should add that the hubby gave the Cheesy Card Stuffed Pork Chops a “very good” rating. A healthy and happy hubby. I call that a win!