Sauteed pork chops stuffed with Venus and spinach

 

Ingredients

  • 2 thick-cut pork chops, I like them about one inch thick. We use whey-fed pork from our farm.
  • 4 ounces grated Tieton Farm & Creamery Venus
  • 1/2 pound fresh spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs or breadcrumbs
  • Cooking oil for high heat
  • Salt, pepper, and Cajun spices are nice in this.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lay each chop flat on cutting board and, with a sharp knife held parallel to the board, cut a pocket into the pork, leaving three sides intact. Stuff each chop with spinach and then with Tieton Farm & Creamery Venus.
  3. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Coat each chop with a thin layer of Dijon mustard, sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper, and then pat the breadcrumbs into each side.
  4. Heat up a cast-iron skillet to almost smoking, put in a tablespoon of oil, place pork chops in, and brown on both sides.
  5. When nice and brown, finish off in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes, using a meat thermometer to check for doneness.