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Grilled Cordon-Bleu Pork Chops

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min.


2 servings

Perfect for a backyard barbecue or an afternoon tailgate, these cheesy chops from Marcia Obenhaus of Princeton, Illinois will hit the spot at any time and any place!


  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 2 slices deli ham (3/4 ounce each)


  1. Cut a pocket in each chop by slicing almost to the bone; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the water, ketchup, vinegar, onion, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic powder and mustard. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  3. Drain and discard marinade. Place a cheese slice on each slice of ham; roll up jelly-roll style. Insert into each pocket; secure with toothpicks.
  4. Grill pork chops, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°, basting occasionally with reserved marinade. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. Discard toothpicks.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 478 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 134mg cholesterol, 810mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 48g protein.

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