- 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
- calories 246
- fat 13 g
- satfat 5.5 g
- monofat 1 g
- polyfat 4.8 g
- protein 24.4 g
- carbohydrate 7.3 g
- fiber 1.4 g
- cholesterol 81 mg
- iron 0.8 mg
- sodium 493 mg
- calcium 98 mg
How to Make It
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.
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.
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