This hearty pork chop recipe is country-style dining worthy of company. The thick, succulent chops stuffed with a savory bacon and Parmesan dressing are baked with wine.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oven to 350°F.

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  • In large skillet, heat bacon over medium-high heat until it begins to sizzle. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion; cook until softened, about 6 minutes. Add zucchini, rosemary, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook until most of the liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes.

  • Remove skillet from heat. Add bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese to skillet; stir to mix. Transfer to small bowl. Wipe out skillet with paper toweling.

  • Season chops on both sides with salt and pepper. Using tip of a sharp knife, cut pocket in each chop, cutting all the way through to bone. Place packed 1/3 cup stuffing into each pocket, pressing gently to flatten.

  • In large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add 3 chops and brown, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer browned chops to large shallow roasting pan or 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan. Repeat with remaining chops, adding more oil if needed. Pour wine into roasting pan.

  • Bake chops in 350°F oven 45 minutes or until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of meat registers 150°F to 155°F. Remove from oven (internal temperature will increase to 160°F). Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

519 calories; 26 g total fat; 149 mg cholesterol; 504 mg sodium. 9 g carbohydrates; 56 g protein;

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