I am always trying to come up with different ways to use pork. We have a lot of pork in our freezer right now and I need some room for some red meat. So I have been getting creative with recipes!! This one turned out phenomenal. It does require some prep time to get it into the oven but I do think it is worth the extra steps. This could definitely be a meal to serve to company too. It looks and tastes amazing.
- 4 1/2 " thick pork chops
- 1/4 c Dijon mustard
- 1/2 c honey
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 c sliced fresh mushrooms
- 1 small onion sliced
- 3 TBSP butter
- 2 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 slices bacon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sprinkle both sides of each pork chop and brown on both sides in a large skillet over medium heat. Transfer to a greased 13x9 baking dish.
In a small bowl combine the mustard, honey and juice. Liberally brush over the pork chops.
Saute the mushrooms and onion in the butter until tender and slightly golden. You may also sprinkle salt and pepper over the mushrooms and onions while sauteing.
Top each chop with the mushrooms and onions. Top with cheese.
Briefly fry the bacon and place 2 strips on each chop.
Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees.