Recipe Details

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Chops With Seasoned Butter

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

FOR ROASTS, CHOPS and TENDERLOINS

Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest

Ingredients

4 6-7-ounce New York (top loin) pork chops, 1 1/4-inch thick
4 slices bacon, thick-cut

Garlic-Mustard Butter:

1/4 cup butter, (1/2 stick), softened to room temperature
2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
1 clove garlic, minced

Cooking Directions

 
In a small bowl, stir together ingredients until well mixed. Wrap in waxed paper to shape like a stick of butter. Chill while pork is cooking. When ready to serve, cut into fourths and top each pork chop before serving.

Dry the chops with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper. Wrap a strip of bacon around each one, securing with a toothpick. Cook as directed below to medium doneness. *Remove toothpick before serving chops.
 
Broil: Broil 4 inches from heat source, 6-7 minutes. Turn and continue broiling to desired doneness, approximately 5-6 minutes until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.
 
Panbroil: Heat grill pan over high heat; add chops, lower heat to medium-high and cook for 6-7 minutes, until nicely browned. Turn and continue cooking for about 5-6 minutes until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.

Grill: Prepare medium-hot fire in grill; grill chops over direct heat for 6-7 minutes; turn and grill 5-6 minutes until internal temperature on a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.

Serves 4

Serving Suggestions

Move over, filet mignon! These mighty bacon-wrapped pork chops have the taste territory covered! Serve with baked potato and steamed broccoli.

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About the Cut: Chop

Pork chops are the most popular cut from the pork loin, which is the strip of meat that runs from the pig’s hip to shoulder. Depending on where they originate, pork chops can be found under a variety of names, including loin, rib, sirloin, top loin and blade chops.

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About the Cooking Method: Grilling

There are two ways to grill pork based on the size of the cut:

  • Direct heat, where food is placed directly over the heat source, is ideal for small cuts like kabobs, tenderloin, burgers and chops.
  • Indirect heat, where food is placed on the grill rack away from the coals or gas burners, is good for large cuts like loin roasts, ribs, shoulder and fresh ham.

COOKING BASICS:
Direct Heat

Arrange hot coals evenly on the fire grate of the grill or use all gas burners. Place pork directly above the heat source. Follow suggested cooking times, turning once during cooking.

Indirect Heat

Bank hot coals on both sides of the fire grate, on one side of the grill or in a ring around the perimeter. For gas grills, pre-heat and then turn off any burners directly below where the food will go. Place pork on the grill so it is not directly over any coals or gas burners and close grill hood. Follow suggested cooking times until pork is done. The heat circulates inside the grill, so turning the pork is not necessary.


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Buying, Handling & Storage Tips

The best way to defrost pork is in the refrigerator in its wrapping. Defrosting a 1 inch chop will take 12-14 hours.


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Butcher's Tips

It’s important to note that all pork chops cook the same. The length of cooking primarily depends on the thickness of the chop. Thickness can vary from ½ to 2 inches. Whether you choose chops boneless for convenience or chops with the bone attached for their attractive appearance, the cooking time is the same. Pork chops are likely the least intimidating of all pork cuts because they are so easy to prepare.

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Amazing
by anonymous 06/14/2014
porkchop + bacon is amazing, but that sauce took the meal to the next level. Easy to prepare but tasted like we were eating at a 5star restaurant. Delicious!

Very Tasty!
by anonymous 06/02/2013
Very juicy eventho I cooked it to well. Excellent smoky flavor, and I absolutely love the seasoned butter! Will make this over and over again!

A Must Try!!!
by anonymous 11/14/2012
 This recipe is off the chain! The wife and I can"t even find the right words to describe the ubber yumminess!I used the panbroiled method in a tsp olive oil. The butter is very potent(garlic!!!) so use accordingly. Enjoy!

AWESOME
by anonymous 08/27/2012
 I came across this recipe a few weeks ago, i had all the ingredients and thats why i decided to make it. My boyfriend came home while I was cooking and he told me he wasnt hungry at all. When i was done cooking i made him try a bite and he ended up eating one and a half of these. It is his favorite and one of mine as well. Its so simple to cook and is packed with flavor. IS A MUST TRY!!!!!

simple and good
by anonymous 05/21/2012
Great tasting, especially with the garlic-mustard butter. 

pork chops
by anonymous 01/13/2012
 very good

Love It!
by anonymous 01/11/2012
 I have to admit that I am no pork chop, pork loin lover, but this recipe totally changed my tune. I love bacon! The bacon gave a flavor to the pork chops that I absolutely loved! This is my new favorite!

Super Awsome!!
by Anthony 04/28/2011
 Really really good

Best Recipe Ever
by Betsy 04/14/2011
 So easy! It was the best way I've ever eaten a boneless pork chop!

company goldmine
by ken 03/28/2011
 outstanding and moist. couldn't be faster. great pared with a salad of marinated artichoke hearts. bring out the grill!

done right.. killer
by dan in black 01/26/2011
 

done right.. killer
by dan in black 01/26/2011
 

Delicious Chops
by Gnawb06 12/29/2010
 This is one of my favorite chop recipes I have found that it works well with other spreads and toppings

Wow
by Poe 08/03/2010
 I was surprised on how moist the chops were. I grilled them with just salt & pepper, used peppered bacon and it was like a pork steak ! Yum-yum

yes
by k 02/23/2010
very good