Lately, (and for me since the baby was born) we’ve been really trying to focus on eating well- and eating well at home instead of going out to eat. So Mr. R and I are constantly thinking of new, delicious things to cook, and new ways to cook old favorites, as well! Last week, Mr. R decided to cook pork chops, but with a twist- and voila! Feast your eyes on our Stuffed Pork Chops!
Now, making stuffed pork chops wasn’t hard, but we did need a few tools to do it, including the Cave Tools Meat Tenderizer. This tenderizer is the perfect pounder for chicken, steak, beef, and other tough cuts of meat, and it’s how we were able to flatten the pork chop enough to be able to fold it over. Bonus: It’s dishwasher safe!
This meat tenderizer mallet is the secret behind the best chef recipes such as country fried steak, weiner schnitzel and cordon bleu. And, it’s not just for pounding meat. You can also use your hammer to crush nuts, garlic, ice and hard candy with ease.
So back to our recipe and how we used the tenderizer!
Stuffed Pork Chops
- 4 pork chops
- 1 cup chopped spinach
- 1 yellow onion
- 8 slices of cheese (provolone and cheddar)
1. First, butterfly your pork chops open (they make a cute heart shape sometimes 🙂 )
2. Next, use your Cave Tools Meat Tenderizer Mallet to flatten out the chops. If you skip this step, they’ll be too thick to fold back over.
3. Cut off the fat and flatten them a little more.
4. Using the fat from the outside of the pork chops, sautee the onions and spinach (you’ll pick the fat out later- it’s just for flavor!)
5. With the pork chops laid out flat, sautee them in a pan, seasoning to taste. Once you’ve flipped them and they are almost finished cooking, add the cheese.
6. Fill the pork chops with the sauteed onions and spinach, fold over, and voila!
So these look pretty, but how did they taste? Honestly, so delicious!!! The cheese was just right, and the pork was a perfectly thin layer, thanks to the meat mallet!
So tell me, do you have a favorite cooking tool?
Disclaimer: I received this product for free, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.