Well, my vacation is winding down therefore, I’m about ready to admit that fall has officially arrived. Yeah, yeah, I’ve made some fall-y stuff lately, but now i’m finally willing to let go of summer completely. As a testament to the season of sweaters, soups, and falling leaves, I’ve made this hearty, yet easy, meal.
Blue Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears recipe from Cooking Light
- 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops, trimmed
- 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
- 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons butter
- 1 ripe pear, cored and cut into 16 wedges
- 1. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each pork chop to form a pocket. Stuff 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese into each pocket. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper evenly over both sides of pork. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add pork to pan; sauté for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove pork from pan, and let stand for 5 minutes.
- 2. Melt butter in pan; swirl to coat. Add pear; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Sauté 4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Serve with pork.
Have a great weekend everyone! See you back on Monday (my birthday!) Hopefully I’ll have some vacation recap ready to share with you all.