Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

A friend of mine frequents a hip meat market, and adores their jalapeno and cream cheese stuffed pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon.  Sounds incredible, doesn't it, and you know me... if you can buy it, you can make it!   I headed into the kitchen armed with fresh jalapeno's, organic cream cheese, a pretty pork tenderloin and jalapeno bacon because the flavor matches the theme!   After baking in the oven my husband put it on the grill to "finish" it and it was really delicious!   It's easy, not expensive and yet, the presentation looks amazing.

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
  • pork tenderloin (usually come 2 per package)
  • 2 pkgs cream cheese, softened
  • 6 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • jalapeno bacon 
  • kitchen string
Directions:   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Rinse and pat dry the pork tenderloin, remove excess fat and silver skin, then butterfly open.   Spread softened cream cheese over pork, leaving about an inch around the sides.   Add chopped jalapenos in a line down the center and season with salt and pepper. 

Roll up the pork as tightly as you can without squeezing out the filling and tie with kitchen string.   Wrap the tenderloin with jalapeno bacon, using the kitchen string to hold it in place.

 Place wrapped pork into oven and bake for 40 minutes.   To finish the outside, either broil or put onto a hot grill.   Bacon will crisp and brown, but do not burn!   Remove and tent pork for 10 minutes.   Remove kitchen string, slice and serve.


fromcupcakestocaviar@gmail.com said...

This looks amazing! Pork surrounded in...well... more pork! Win win situation hehehe

Stacey Rider said...

We think alike!!! Thanks for the comment, it is really good. :)