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Grilled Veggie Pork Bundles

 Grilled Veggie Pork Bundles
"We enjoy these colorful bundles on the deck along with rice and a tall glass of iced tea," Linda Turner Ludwig says from Columbiana, Ohio. For variety, try it with provolone cheese or red sweet peppers...or a substitute chicken breast for the pork chops.
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 bacon strips
  • 2 boneless pork loin chops (4 ounces each)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 slices onion (1/4 inch thick)
  • 2 slices tomato (1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, cut in half
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese

Directions

  • Cross two bacon strips to form an "X"; repeat. Sprinkle pork chops
  • with salt and pepper; place over bacon strips. Layer with onion,
  • tomato and green pepper. Wrap bacon strips over vegetables and
  • secure with a toothpick.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare the grill for indirect heat,
  • using a drip pan. Place pork bundles over the drip pan. Grill,
  • covered, over indirect medium heat for 20-25 minutes or until a meat
  • thermometer reads 160°.
  • Place cheese slices over bundles; cover and grill 1 minute longer or
  • until cheese is melted. Discard toothpicks. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bundle equals 590 calories, 42 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 146 mg cholesterol, 595 mg sodium,

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Grilled Veggie Pork Bundles (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 46 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.