And so it continues, another Wednesday...another freakin' dinner for family consumption - what about me??? Why doesn't anyone cook for me??? Well who gives a rat's patooty, gotta cook!! It's okay, life will be MUCH better after cocktail time! Ooooh yeah, now a little more relaxed & settled a bit, time to stick my head in the freezer. What frozen rock do we discover this fine evening? Why, it's pork chops...I have just the thing, I'm thinking SCRUMPTIOUS!! In fact, I see something else I will use with this one...bacon...yes, I said BACON! I must tell you, I really try to take full advantage of the buy one get one free deals at the grocery store (or any store for that matter) so when bacon is on 'BOGO', I load up! Time to get down to business -We're doing "Bacon Wrapped Pork Chops".
This is what I have:
1. 4 (sorta thick) pork chops, I like bone-in cause the bone brings more flavor
2. 8 slices of bacon (yes, again, I said bacon :) That will be 2 slices per chop but you can really only need 1 (but don't be stingy)!
3. some of your fave bbq sauce, you don't need much, a few tablespoons should do
4. just a pinch of salt & some pepper to taste
Pre-heat the oven to 350 (of course) Another good, long drink...aahh, sweet! Now
Prepare a baking pan with aluminum foil (for easy clean-up). A roasting rack would be great for these chops to drain the grease during baking.
Next, sprinkle a tad bit of salt (not too much, bacon is salty enough) and as much pepper as you like on each pork chop. Wrap each chop, as evenly as possible, with one or two slices of bacon. If you are having trouble keeping the bacon on, stab a toothpick or two into the pork at the ends of the bacon.
Bake for approx.15 mins. Take them out of the oven and remove the toothpicks if you used em'.
Brush each pork chop, both sides, with a little bbq sc and stick them back in the oven.
Cook for another 10-15 mins till no longer pink inside (do not over cook, pork dries out quickly)
If the bacon is not crisp enough for you, stick them under the broiler for just a few minutes per side to crunch it up a bit but DON'T overcook!!! Cut a little slice into the center of one of the chops to check for doneness. If the redness is gone, remove them from the heat. Done and done!
Serve these with a little extra sauce on the side and maybe some creamy mac & cheese...oooh, YUMMOLICIOUS and as always, DERN TASTY! Now, go eat :)