Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops pellet grill recipe BBQ smoker Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Reverse Seared & Smoked

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Reverse Seared & Smoked for our date night big, thick pork chops stuffed with a “Kiss of Smoke” just right. Our favorite butcher, Jim, knows just how thick we like them and put in a pocket for us to handle all the savory stuffing. We served these beauties with Patti’s mac & cheese smoked in our new Lodge 2qt. cast iron Dutch oven, just the perfect size for a date night side.

We did a reverse sear on these guys and gave it a “Kiss of Smoke” with Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet Southern Pecan. Then we grilled them on Grill Grates griddle for something different. Off the hook!

Patti and I have set one night a week just for us. It’s our date night. We usually put something special on our Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker but sometimes we cook inside. We always eat outside on our patio where it is very comfortable with a rainforest theme. Wood burning stove, little lights, candles, lanterns and surround sound. We enjoy a little wine, or strawberry margaritas using frozen strawberries for ice, good food, music and sometimes a dance or two…

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: smoke 1 hour, grill 10 minutes
Grill: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill
Pellets: Pellets: Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet Southern Pecan

Ingredients: Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops

  • 4 double thick boneless pork loin chops, about three pounds
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons chive-onion cream cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons green onions, sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons crisp, cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Green Mountain Grills Pork Seasoning Blend

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Directions: Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops

In a small bowl combine cream cheese, bacon, onion and Green Mountain Grills Pork Seasoning blend. Add one tablespoon cheese mixture into center of each slice of provolone cheese. Fold in half and stuff into pork chops. Secure with toothpicks.

Place everything directly onto the grill and just let it hang out in the smoke and get happy. This is referred to as “Smoking” or “Hot Smoking”, the temperature is 150 degrees (66c). 30 minutes of smoking is not enough to have any cooking effect on your meat but it is enough to open the pores so that the meat can pick up all the flavor of the smoke. But, tonight we aren’t going by time; we are going by internal temperature. I used the meat probe and let these guys sit in the smoke until I reached an internal temperature of 110 degrees (44c). Then, pull them and set aside and turn the grill up to 400 degrees (205c). When your griddle is good and hot put your chops back on the grill for 5 minutes per side. Awesome!

When the meat reaches an internal temp around 130 – 140 (55c) (U.S.D.A. recommends) pull it off, cover it and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 5- 0 degrees after you pull it off the grill. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees (122c), anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerIn a Small Bowl Combine Stuffing Ingredients

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerPlace Stuffing In the Center of the Provolone Cheese

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerStuffed Pork Chops

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerChops and Mac & Cheese in the Smoke

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerSearing on My Grill Grate Griddle

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerReverse Seared Stuffed Pork Chops

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerLet’s Eat!

Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops
A Wood Pellet Grill Recipe

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Provolone Bacon Stuffed Pork Chops Reverse Seared & Smoked for our date night big, thick pork chops stuffed with a “Kiss of Smoke” just right. Our favorite butcher, Jim, knows just how thick we like them and put in a pocket for us to handle all the savory stuffing. We served these beauties with Patti’s mac & cheese smoked in our new Lodge 2qt. cast iron Dutch oven, just the perfect size for a date night side. We did a reverse sear on these guys and gave it a “Kiss of Smoke” with Pacific Pellet Gourmet BBQ Pellet Southern Pecan. Then we grilled them on Grill Grates griddle for something different. Off the hook!
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Recipe type: Pork Chops
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 4 double thick boneless pork loin chops, about three pounds
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons chive-onion cream cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons green onions, sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons crisp, cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Green Mountain Grills Pork Seasoning Blend
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl combine cream cheese, bacon, onion and Green Mountain Grills Pork Seasoning blend. Add one tablespoon cheese mixture into center of each slice of provolone cheese. Fold in half and stuff into pork chops. Secure with toothpicks.
  2. Place everything directly onto the grill and just let it hang out in the smoke and get happy. This is referred to as “Smoking” or “Hot Smoking”, the temperature is 150 degrees (66c). 30 minutes of smoking is not enough to have any cooking effect on your meat but it is enough to open the pores so that the meat can pick up all the flavor of the smoke. But, tonight we aren’t going by time; we are going by internal temperature. I used the meat probe and let these guys sit in the smoke until I reached an internal temperature of 110 degrees (44c). Then, pull them and set aside and turn the grill up to 400 degrees (205c). When your griddle is good and hot put your chops back on the grill for 5 minutes per side. Awesome!
  3. When the meat reaches an internal temp around 130 – 140 (55c) (U.S.D.A. recommends) pull it off, cover it and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 5- 0 degrees after you pull it off the grill. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

 

 

 

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