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Bacon and Asiago Stuffed Pork Chops

July 14, 2013
by Curt

Bacon and Asiago Stuffed Pork Chops-postI love bacon, and my favorite cheese is Asiago, so I stuffed them, along with some chopped onions into pork chops and grilled them up. Oh yea…very tasty!

The bacon flavor really came through over the others, which is exactly what I wanted. You can eat them with a fork, or just pick them up and eat them like a big pork taco!’

It’s a little messy on the grill until the cheese melts and holds the stuffing together, but you just have to be careful and use a grill screen rather than placing them directly on the grate.

Give it a try, it’s delicious!

Bacon and Asiago Stuffed Pork Chops


  • 4 thick boneless pork chops
  • Equal portions of:
  • shredded asiago cheese
  • chopped onions
  • chopped (pre-cooked) bacon


  1. Cut a pocket into all 4 of the pork chops.
  2. Cook 3 slices of thick bacon. Don't over cook the bacon, as it will continue to cook just a bit more on the grill.
  3. Chop up the bacon, and in a bowl, combine it with equal parts of chopped onion and shredded asiago cheese. Now stuff this mixture into each pork chop and set aside.
  4. Prepare a cool grill and place the stuffed pork chops slightly upright, (to avoid spilling the stuffing), onto a grill screen which is placed on the grill grate. (See picture below).
  5. Once the cheese is melted and holds the stuffing together better, place the chops on their side and cook until the chops are just cooked through. You only need to flip them once to cook the other side. This shouldn't take long, but will depend on how thick your chops are.

Here’s what they looked like cooking on the grill.

Bacon Stuffed Chops-cooking

Smoked Apple & Walnut Stuffed Pork Chop

October 11, 2011
by Curt

All I could say when I pulled these off and sampled one after letting them rest for a half hour was; Dayamn that’s good!!

Once again, my wife has put together just the right combination of flavors for the marinade, and for the stuffing. I don’t know which one I like better, the pork chops, or the stuffing. So the best way to eat this is to take a bite of both at the same time.

All the different flavors in the stuffing mixed with the pork chop was so amazing and delicious. There were nothing but ooohs and aaaahs from all that tried them!

Let’s take a look at how these came to be!

Smoked Apple & Walnut Stuffed Pork Chop

You will need:

4 center cut boneless pork chops.

Marinade Ingredients

12 oz. can apple juice (frozen concentrate – thawed)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon allspice

Stuffing Ingredients

1 apple
1 celery stalk
walnut pieces


First thing we want to do is to get the pork chops marinating, since we want them to marinate for at least 8 hours. (We did ours overnight)

1) In a microwaveable bowl, combine all the marinade ingredients together. Microwave for 30 seconds to dissolve the allspice into the juices. Put this into the refrigerator to let this cool for about 30 minutes before pouring over the meat.

2) Go ahead and cut the pocket into your pork chops now. (See the picture below for an example.) Then you want to put the pork chops into a container and pourĀ  the marinade over them. (Reserve about 1/8 of a cup of marinade back for use in the smoker.) Seal the container and put them into the refrigerator for 8 hours.

3) After the pork chops have finished marinating, take them out of the refrigerator and pour off and discard the marinade.

4) Now lets prepare the stuffing. Dice the apple and the celery into about half inch pieces and combine these with the walnuts. Make equal proportions of all three ingredients. You won’t need to use all of the celery and apple in order to have enough to stuff 4 pork chops. But then if you’ve decided to make more than 4, chop accordingly.

5) Now fill the pocket in the pork chop with plenty of the stuffing.

6) Time to get the smoker going. You will want enough charcoal and wood for about 2 hours. In honor of all the apple in this, I used apple wood in the smoker. Bring it up to 240 degrees F and let it settle in there before putting the meat on.

7) Put the pork chops in a pan, and pour the 1/8 cup of reserved marinade into the bottom of the pan. Put these on the smoker and keep the temperature around 240 degrees F.

8 ) These should be done in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. It’s tricky to probe this thinner meat with a digital meat thermometer, but it should be at about 160 degrees F to be fully cooked.