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What's For Dinner: Easy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

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At brunch with girlfriends Sunday morning, our girlfriend Sarah told us about her recipe for stuffed pork tenderloin. I rarely cook pork tenderloin, but Ian had just recently mentioned that it would be a tasty and easy dinner idea. I just can't wait to share this recipe because it was delicious, easy, and it made enough for us to enjoy it for two nights!

The package I bought had two tenderloins in it, so I washed them both and froze one of them. I started off by cutting four pieces of bakers twine (about 8" long) and soaking the twine in a cup of water to keep it from burning.

I used a 9x13 glass dish coated with a little non-stick cooking apray. To assemble the pork, all I had to do was create a slit down the center of one of the tenderloins (going about midway down, no need to go all the way through). I added in sundried tomato pesto, spinach leaves, capers, and feta cheese. I drizzled a little olive oil on the meat and spread it in with my fingers and then added a little sea salt and cracked black pepper.

Then, I just tied it up with the wet twine and tied it in knots to hold it all together.





Into a preheated 350* oven it went for about 45 minutes. Once done, I let it sit for a while and then I cut off the twine.




To serve, we cut the pork into medallions. As a special treat for us, since it wasn't a weekday, I made mashed redskin potatoes with gravy. We almost never eat mashed potatoes, so they are quite a treat.




With my remaining tenderloin, I'd like to try a sweeter version next time, maybe with chopped dried apricots, pear, walnuts, and goat cheese. This was definitely a recipe worth repeating!

17 comments:

  1. I don't think I've ever made a pork tenderloin but this looks amazing. I'll have to put it on my "must try" list. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. We eat pork tenderloin pretty frequently (one is marinating in our fridge for tonight as I type this!) and I LOVE this idea! Anything "stuffed" is a win in my book :)

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  3. Shoot hit submit too fast - another fun twist on "stuffed" is "wrapped" - cheese, pesto/vegetables, and proscuitto or bacon.... I mean, its pork on pork but it is GOOD. Think chicken cordon bleu, so to speak, but with a tenderloin. It's yum.

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  4. Oh yum! We do pork tenderloins at least once a week. They're so easy and it's such a lean piece of meat. I'm definitely trying this version!
    We do them on the grill a lot. Marinade in apple juice or beer (overnight) with all different kinds of seasonings depending on what mood we're in. Sometimes I cut little slits and stuff whole garlic cloves in the tenderloin too. It gets all mushy and delicious.
    And YES, YES, YES - totally agree with BHB....the wrapped prosciutto is delicious. One of our favorites and serve with risotto! Mmmmm! Can't wait to try this one.

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  5. We do tenderloin at least once a week too, so remembering this one!

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  6. Looks delish, I am definitely going to try this one!

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  7. What an awesome meal! I'm going to try this one for sure - with the mashed potatoes cause those also look delicious! If you make a sweeter version, please post! It seems like I always make pork with some version of apples - so I'm exctied to try this savory option.

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  8. Sounds amazing! We cook pork tenderloin probably once a month, but I've never thought about stuffing one! Will try next time!

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  9. This looks so good!!! Would love for you to link up to my "Monday Meals Mashup" that I host every Monday - its not too late this week!!

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  10. How creative! That recipe looks amazing!

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  11. YUM! this looks so tasty (and like a "grown-up" meal!) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  12. This sounds delicious. I never really cook pork either for some reason. This recipe looks like a good place to start.

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  13. Looks delicious! Must try it! Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Aaaaaaand bookmarked! :) This looks amazing!

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  15. Yum! I haven't made pork T in awhile so thanks for sharing!!

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  16. Ooh this looks delish!
    xo,
    Al
    www.sparklesandstilettos.com

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  17. I made this last night and we loved it! Thanks for the recipe!!!

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