Stuffed Tomahawk Pork Chop

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There’s a new market that opened up in my area and I’ve been like a kid in a candy store trying out  some of their different products and produce, cuts of meat, fish and fabulous bakery, I could go on and on about this place and I will at a later date as I’ve been invited to a private tour in a few weeks from now.
The first time I went I couldn’t resist the tomahawk pork chops that were sitting in the meat case, these things are huge, think Flintstone style, and resemble a small axe, hence the name tomahawk!
Berkshire pork is prized for it’s juiciness, flavor and tenderness, it’s the prime rib of the pork loin and  weighs in at around 1pound!
I never cooked one before but the minute I saw it I knew I was going to stuff it so I asked the butcher to cut me a nice deep pocket, which he happily did!
My stuffing consisted of crumbled feta cheese, sliced sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, grated lemon peel and chopped fresh spinach. I used my indoor grill pan to brown it first before I stuffed it then seasoned it with salt, pepper and a sprig of rosemary. I secured the opening with 3 wooden skewers then finished baking it in the same grill pan at 375 in the oven until meat thermometer reached 145.
This is very impressive and easily feeds 2 hungry people, and the flavor? Well all I can say is that it’s out of this world! Go try and hunt one down!

Buon Appetito! 

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  1. Looks delicious!!!! You need to get a pinterest link!

  2. Gorgeous photos! Gorgeous chop! WOW!

  3. I had growling stomach looking at your post. I might not get over your delicious looking dish and must try this. Yummy! =)

  4. Yummy, yummy! I usually make stuffed pork chops with a semi sweet apple and bread stuffing mix, but I like your savory cheesy,spinach filling!

  5. Oh wow, that looks amazing!

  6. I haven’t eaten a stuffed pork chop in years. yours is making me drool.

  7. Marie, you make EVERYTHING looks so dern good!
    Like Pat, I usually do a bread stuffing but this one you’ve created is making my mouth water just thinking about it.

    I’ve pinned it…you don’t need a button..others need to install their OWN button on their taskbar!

    Thanks for the recipe & the inspiration to try new things.


  8. great photos. looks perfect!!!

  9. We just went there too and loved the place! How fun to have a wine and cheese bar in a market! My husband makes something very similar with veal chops. Your pork chops look delicious!

  10. This may well be the best looking chop I’ve ever seen and your stuffing sounds delicious.

  11. I got a good laugh over the name. Very appropriate!

    I love the stuffing in these. You made a really delicious looking pork chop even more delicious looking!

  12. Wooow, getting ready my grill pan, Thanks for the recipe!

  13. I never thought I’d say this about a pork chop…but it looks amazing!

  14. Hi, I am new here and was completely taken by this monolith of a chop. It looks so delicious and I love all teh vibrant fresh ingredients you have used.

  15. This sounds SOOO yummy! I love all the ingredients. You never fail us with flavor Marie!

  16. Good Lord, does this look completely amazing!! I pinned this for you. Wanted to share with the world!

  17. My brother would love that!
    Tomahawk, great name. Your stuffing, perfect filling for that grand piece of meat!

  18. I love the name! And I can see why… very snazzy. Funny, I don’t remember ever coming across them. I’ll have to look.

  19. This would feel Paul – and then Kirsten and I could split one. Never saw them that huge – but I bet I can find them if I am on a mission! The stuffing alone makes me smile.

  20. Look so tasty, a recipe to try.

  21. Looks so delicious. I sure wish I could pin on Pinterest. Looks sooo Yummy.