Feta Stuffed Pork Chops with Pears
Salty feta cheese and sweet pears spice up plain pork chops.
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Intermediate

  • Nutrition Highlights: Lean pork is high in protein, B vitamins and a good source of potassium and zinc.

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  • Recipe From: Illinois Partners

Instructions

  1. Cut a horizontal slit through the thickest portion of each pork chop to form a pocket.
  2. Stuff 2 tablespoons feta into each pocket. Sprinkle ¼ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper evenly over both sides of pork.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to pan; swirl to coat.
  4. Add pork to pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.
  5. Remove pork from pan and let stand for 5 minutes. Melt butter in pan; swirl to coat.
  6. Add pear wedges and sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt, remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper and cinnamon. Saute 4 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. To serve, spoon ¼ of sauteed pear mixture over each pork chop.

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