I don’t know what it is, but I love stuffed food. But you guys probably know that judging by the number of stuffed turkey burgers, meatballs, and chicken recipes I put up. There is just something about cutting into a piece of chicken and have a surprise waiting for you. Well, here is another one for you….Stuffed Pork Loin (plus it’s wrapped in something too!)
There you have it, stuffed and wrapped to perfection! I served this with a tomato cucumber salad and it was a hit!
Stuffed Pork Loin
First step is to butterfly open the pork loin as seen in the picture below.
Next, spread cream cheese over one side of the tenderloin. Sprinkle chives over the cream cheese, then add a layer of sliced red onions and minced garlic. Top with 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and fold closed.
After folding the tenderloin closed, wrap turkey bacon around the tenderloin.
Now you could just put this in the oven and it would be just fine. However, I like the bacon to have a little crunch which you will get by searing it in a hot skillet. So over high heat in a large skillet, sear each side of the wrapped tenderloin. Make sure the skillet is already HOT when you put in the tenderloin.
After searing the tenderloin on each side, place in a baking dish. Cook on 375 for about 45 mins or until internal temperature is 165 degrees. When the tenderloin is cooked through, remove from oven and slice about the width of the bacon slices.