Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Once in awhile, we manage to find a great deal on pork tenderloin from our local discount grocery store. We buy several, freeze them, and use them for “special” meals.

Last week, we were in need of a “special” meal, so I pulled one out and made this favorite recipe.

Ingredients:

1 pork tenderloin

1 teaspoon black pepper (divided)

1 teaspoon celery salt (divided)

1 teaspoon garlic powder (divided)

thinly sliced deli ham

thinly sliced cheese (The original recipe calls for provolone. I have used swiss, american, and once, shredded mozzarella. All were good.)

Fresh spinach leaves (If available. I haven’t made it with spinach yet because of price.)

 

Directions:

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Slice thawed tenderloin down the middle lengthwise until 1/2 inch is uncut. Slice each half the same way. I am trying to think of how to put this more clearly, and may edit the post later if I think of a better way to say it.

Cover with saran wrap.

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Pound the meat until flattened to approximately 1/4 inch thick. Don’t you love my fancy meat mallet?

Remove saran wrap and rub 1/2 teaspoon of each spice into the meat. I mix them together and then rub them in for a more even flavor.

On top of tenderloin, layer ham, cheese, and spinach.

Roll up tightly and tie with kitchen twine. Skewer with toothpicks if necessary.

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Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes, or until meat reaches an inner temperature of 160 degrees.

Let stand for 5 minutes or so before removing twine, toothpicks, and slicing.

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Yum! It would be even yummier with spinach, I’m sure!

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So, what about you? What is one of your favorite special recipes? I’d love to hear about it!

2 comments:

  1. Oh, wow, Bethany! Looks and sounds very special! You photo and words were very clear ~ no need to edit!

    Great stopping by!

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  2. This looks amazing! I will definitely give this a go. I love ham recipes, and I think this one will really infuse the flavor into the meat. I can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this one, :)

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