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Sunday Supper: Spinach and Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops
Editor's note: Each Saturday afternoon we bring you a Sunday Supper recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.
Pork chops are a mild, tender cut of pork that can sometimes lack flavor. But along with brines and marinades, a quick stuffing can bring added flavors that make a simple pork chop a Sunday Supper all-star. Spinach and goat cheese add just the right amount of flavor without overwhelming the mild pork chop. Goat cheese works especially well in this stuffing because it adds creaminess, but feel free to substitute other kinds of creamy cheese (a soft, mild blue cheese would be really nice).
Be careful when slicing the pocket in the pork chops; go slowly and use a small sharp knife and you should be fine. If you're on the good side of your butcher, they may do this step for you if you ask them nicely and explain what you're looking for. This is total Sunday comfort food, so simple sides like brown rice with toasted almonds and steamed broccoli round out the dinner perfectly.