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Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Seasoned Butter

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops with Seasoned ButterMove over, filet mignon! Topped with garlic-mustard butter, these mighty bacon-wrapped chops have the taste territory covered! Serve with baked potato and your favorte green veggie.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 (6 to 7-ounce) boneless pork loin chops, 1 1/4-inch thick
4 slices bacon, thick-cut

Garlic-Mustard Butter:
1/4 cup butter, (1/2 stick), softened to room temperature
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced

Cooking Directions:

  1. Dry the chops with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper. Wrap a strip of bacon around each one, securing with a toothpick. Choose cooking method below and cook as directed to medium doneness. Remove toothpick and serve chops with Garlic-Mustard Butter.
  2. To Broil: Broil 4 inches from heat source, 6 to 7 minutes. Turn and continue broiling to desired doneness, approximately 5 to 6 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160°F (70°C).
  3. To Panbroil: Heat grill pan over high heat; add chops, lower heat to medium-high and cook for 6 to 7 minutes, until nicely browned. Turn and continue cooking for about 5 to 6 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160°F (70°C).
  4. To Grill: Prepare medium-hot fire in grill; grill chops over direct heat for 6 to 7 minutes; turn and grill 5 to 6 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160°F (70°C).
  5. For Garlic-Mustard Butter: In a small bowl, stir together ingredients until well mixed. Wrap in waxed paper to shape like a stick of butter. Chill while pork is cooking. When ready to serve, cut into fourths and top each pork mignon before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.