These thick boneless pork chops are marinated for a few hours and then stuffed with a bacon and cheese filling and grilled to perfection.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
35 mins
8 hrs 15 mins
9 hrs 10 mins


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine soy sauce, ketchup, oil, salt, garlic, black pepper, and oregano in a large, zip-top freezer bag for the marinade.

  • Lay a pork chop flat onto your work surface. Use the tip of a sharp boning or paring knife to cut a pocket in the chop through a 2-inch slit in the side. Repeat with the remaining chops. Place into the marinade and squeeze out any air. Make sure the marinade gets inside the "pockets" of the chops as well. Marinate for 8 hours, or overnight.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove chops from the marinade and let them come to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

  • Place the brown sugar in a bowl. Dredge each slice of bacon in the brown sugar, coating both sides. Place the bacon on a wire rack and set in a cookie sheet to catch the drippings.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned, flipping the bacon halfway through cooking, about 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Stuff each of the chops with 2 slices of the sugar-coated cooked bacon, folding in half if needed, and 2 slices Swiss cheese. Use toothpicks to hold the pockets closed after stuffing.

  • Sear the chops on the preheated grill, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Move to a cooler spot on the grill and finish with indirect grilling until chops are no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), about 5 minutes more. Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 minutes. Remove toothpicks and serve.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of marinade ingredients. The actual amount of marinade consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

1093 calories; protein 70.7g; carbohydrates 62.4g; fat 61.8g; cholesterol 208.3mg; sodium 3258.4mg. Full Nutrition