Chef-Boy-I-Be Illinois' Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops

Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

I made several jars of pesto last Fall and have scoured 'Zaar for recipes utilizing this wonderful ingredient. I found a recipe for pork chops, but I ended up modifying it so much I thought it would be better to just post a recipe. These boneless, butterflied center cut chops are full of flavor and very moist. I really think you'll enjoy these!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Pound chops to 1/4" thickness.
  2. Spread 2 tablespoons pesto on 1/2 of each chop. I use the ridge in the middle of the chop that resulted from the butterfly cut as a dividing line.
  3. Fold the top half of the chop down over the pesto side and using the back side of a heavy knife (the opposite side of the sharp side) pound around the outside edge to seal.
  4. Brown the chops in a scant amount of oil over medium-high heat for 2-3 mins per side.
  5. The chops will finish cooking in a 350 degree oven while you carmelize your sliced onion in the pan juices and deglaze with 1/2 cup white wine. Allow to reduce by half.
  6. To serve, pour sauce over chops.
  7. Goes nice with a side of French potatoes Recipe #18583.

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