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Pork Chops Stuffed with Feta and Spinach

Pork Chops Stuffed with Feta and Spinach
Lee Harrelson; Jan Gautro
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)

Ready in about 40 minutes, these easy, Greek-inspired chops are impressive enough for guests.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes, packed without oil, diced
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed dry
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) block-style fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Nutrition Information

  • calories 232
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • fat 8.6 g
  • satfat 3.4 g
  • monofat 3.1 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 32.1 g
  • carbohydrate 7.2 g
  • fiber 2.8 g
  • cholesterol 73 mg
  • iron 2.5 mg
  • sodium 640 mg
  • calcium 186 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler.

    Peeling and Mincing Garlic
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 2 garlic cloves; sauté 1 minute. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, tomatoes, and spinach; sauté until moisture evaporates. Remove from heat; stir in cheeses and rind.

  3. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each pork chop to form a pocket. Stuff about 1/4 cup spinach mixture into each pocket. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper over pork. Arrange pork on the rack of a broiler pan or roasting pan coated with cooking spray; place rack in pan. Combine remaining 2 garlic cloves, juice, mustard, and oregano in a bowl; stir well. Brush half of mustard mixture over pork. Broil 6 minutes; turn pork. Brush remaining mixture over pork; broil 2 minutes or until done.

Cook's Notes

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