Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Pork Chops

These GRILLED STUFFED PORK CHOPS have the perfect balance of sweet, savory, and spicy! The sweet brown sugar rub pairs perfectly with the spicy cream cheese filling. Big thanks to Smithfield for sponsoring this post.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Pork Chops! Throw them on the grill and dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes! #porkchops #summer #grilling #recipe

I’ve probably mentioned before that my husband is a total pork fanatic. He easily gets tired of chicken if I serve it too many nights in a row, but pork? He’d eat it every day without question.

I can’t say I blame him. Pork is so versatile and it’s always a hit with my family. 

This summer, we’ve been making loads of grilled stuffed pork chops. It’s a fun twist on your normal pork chop and they’re always so impressive!

I’m working with Smithfield to bring you these jalapeno popper stuffed pork chops and I think you’re going to love how simple they are!

Smithfield does a lot of the prep work for you. Just grab a package of their Hickory Smoked Brown Sugar Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops. They’re the perfect size for stuffing and the seasoning is spot on! 

smithfield pork chops.

I love grabbing Smithfield’s products for busy nights. They sell a variety of cuts that come pre-seasoned which means you can just get straight to cooking and get your dinner on the table in about 30 minutes or less! 

You can find Smithfield products at many grocery stores nationwide, including Wal-Mart, Publix, and Food Lion.

How to make stuffed pork chops: 

Fire up your grill to a nice medium heat. 

While the grill heats up, whip together your filling. We’ll be using cream cheese, cheddar, jalapeno, garlic, and a little salt. 

filling for stuffed pork chops in bowl.

Just stir the filling all together until it’s nice and creamy.

Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the side of each pork chop and then spoon the filling right in. This part is really simple, but be sure to check out my video if you need a visual! 

I like to seal the edges with toothpicks to help hold the filling in. Just be sure to remove them before eating. 

stuffed pork chops on cutting board.

Toss your pork chops on the grill and cook until they reach an internal temperature of 145-155 degrees, depending on how well done you like your chops. Let them rest a few minutes before serving.

Easy, right? 

These boneless stuffed pork chops are so juicy and totally easy! I love the hickory smoked flavor paired with the spicy bite of the jalapeno. 

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What to serve with these stuffed pork chops: 

Broccoli Salad: Made with bacon!

Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes: No need to heat up the oven for these!

Creamy Cucumber Salad: My favorite side for anything off the grill!

Crockpot Mac and Cheese: My fav mac and cheese!

Brownie Recipe: Finish dinner off with something sweet!

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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Pork Chops

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
24 mins
 
Servings: 4
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilling recipes, summer recipes
Calories: 336 kcal

These grilled stuffed pork chops have a spicy filling and a smoky sweet rub!

Ingredients

  • 4 Smithfield Hickory Smoked Brown Sugar Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup grated cheddar
  • 1/4 cup minced jalapeno
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to a medium heat. Oil the grates.

  2. Add the cream cheese, cheddar, jalapeno, garlic, and salt to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.

  3. Use a sharp knife to cut a deep pocket into the side of each pork chop. Spoon the filling evenly into each pork chop.

  4. Use toothpicks to secure the cut side of the pork chop.

  5. Grill for 5-7 minutes per side or until the pork chops reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Rest for 3 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Removing the seeds and membranes from the jalapeno will remove much of the heat. Remove them for a more mild filling or leave them in for a spicier filling.

Nutrition Facts
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (1 pork chop)
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 345mg15%
Potassium 553mg16%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 510IU10%
Vitamin C 6.9mg8%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.