Feta and pesto stuffed pork chops

    Feta and pesto stuffed pork chops

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    About this recipe: Thick pork chops are stuffed with feta cheese, basil pesto and pine nuts. Delicious any night of the week when you fancy a change from plain pork chops!

    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
    • 2 tablespoons chilled basil pesto
    • 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts
    • 4 thick bone-in pork chops
    • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
    • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
    2. Mix feta cheese, basil pesto and pine nuts in a bowl.
    3. Use the tip of a sharp boning knife to cut a pocket in the side of each pork chop for stuffing.
    4. Stuff pork chops with pesto filling and secure with toothpicks.
    5. Mix black pepper, oregano, garlic, chilli flakes and thyme in a small bowl; rub both sides of each chop with the spice mix. Place chops into a roasting tray or baking dish.
    6. Roast in the preheated oven until chops are browned and stuffing is hot, about 40 minutes. Brush chops with balsamic vinegar and cook until vinegar forms a glaze, another 5 minutes.

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