Looking for a Air Fryer Stuffed Pork Chops recipe with southwest flavors, then this recipe is a great choice. These pork chops filled with Bacon, Green Chilies, and Cheeses. The key is in the balance of spices with the chilies, and still keeping the pork chops moist and tender. The Air Fryer is perfect cooking appliance for quick and easy preparation.
Seasoning Pork Chops:
Southwestern Seasoning is based on the Mexican Seasonings recipe, and just add a few extra types of dried chilies and spices. A good Supermarket shortcuts is to buying Mexican Seasoning, then adjusting your spicy hot preferences with chilies, cumin, and coriander seeds. Using mortar and pestle is best way to grind together the spices, this infuses the flavors. Next store seasonings the mixture in a spice shaker jar. Hint save Those used spice jars for your own special blends. Be sure to labels for the jars, this a fun task to make Crazy labels with unique names.
Use the Southwestern seasoning sprinkling generously over pork chops.
Start by building the Southwestern flavors using the right aromatics, like bacon, green chilies, garlic and cheeses. This is where your creativity can be used to heighten overall filling for the chicken breasts. If your preference is more spicy hot then use a hotter dried red chilies varieties. Caution some of these super hot chilies have great flavor but also pack a tremendously hot punch.
Use your favorite cheeses to calm the heat. Try cheeses like, Pepper Jack cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, Cheddar cheese, Colby cheese and cream cheese.
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Air Fryer Stuffed Pork Chops
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Air Fryer Stuffed Pork Chops are stuffed with bacon, green chilies and cheeses. Enjoy this quick and easy Southwest flavors, that’s moist and tender. That can be prepared in 30 minutes.
Using a boning knife butterfly pork chops through middle about 1/2 inch from end. Opening pork chop like butterfly.
Using a meat mallet place plastic wrap over pork chops, then pounding pork flat.
Next season pork with Mexican Seasoning on both sides of the pork.
Prepare all the ingredients for the filling. Shred cheeses, chop peppers, Onions, and mince garlic. Dice uncooked bacon.
Cook bacon in skillet until crisp. Drain most of the grease off skillet. Remove bacon onto paper towel to absorb excess fat. Then add peppers, onions and garlic in skillet with some bacon fat. Cook until vegetables aren’t tender.
Divide the filling between pork chops, placing filling in the center of each chop.
Roll pork chops to surround the filling with pork chop. Seasoning the pork chops again with Mexican Seasoning mixture. Spray with extra virgin olive oil.
Place in Air fryer basket and spray again with olive oil.
Place the basket into air fryer and set air fryer to 350 degrees.
Set the timer to 16 minutes.
Remove basket and check internal temperature 145 to 150 degrees with instant read thermometer.
Plating Stuffed Pork Chops
Cut cooked stuffed pork chops with knife on diagonal. Place choice of starch this time using BBQ Beans topped with Pepper Jack cheese. Then sprinkling red, orange and yellow peppers and choked bacon bits.
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