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Manchego Stuffed Pork Loin

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

A tender pork loin spiraled with sharp Manchego cheese, tart cranberries, walnuts and thyme. ...MORE+ LESS-

The Food in My Beard
April 25, 2017

Ingredients

3-5 lb pork loin roast
1/2
lb manchego cheese (grated)
1/2
cup chopped walnuts
1/4
cup chopped cranberries
1/2
cup bread crumbs
1
tablespoon thyme
1
egg

Steps

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  • 1
    To make the stuffing, mix all the ingredients (except the pork) in a large bowl.
  • 2
    Lay the pork loin on a large cutting board with the fat side up. With a sharp knife parallel to the cutting board about 1 inch high, start cutting into the pork. Continue to cut, and as you make the cut unroll the pork so that you end up with a long 1 inch rectangle of meat.
  • 3
    Salt the pork and fill it with the stuffing. Roll the pork back up so that it is back to the original form with the fat on top.
  • 4
    Use butcher’s twine to seal and secure the pork.
  • 5
    Roast at 400ºF for 45 minutes, and then turn the oven down to 350ºF. Cook another 45 minutes to an hour, continually checking the temperature until you reach 150ºF at the center.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
450
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
150mg
50%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Potassium
530mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
0g
Protein
47g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Impress your guests with this delicious showstopper of a meal. Pork loin has a reputation for being a little dry, but when you stuff it like this it stays super juicy and flavorful. This dish looks like a lot of work, but it is actually not too hard. The final presentation is really impressive and looks like you worked away for hours! The trick here is to butterfly the pork loin. This basically means to open it up like a book so it lays flat on the table. Once you do that, you pop in the stuffing and roll it back up into its original shape before popping it into the oven. The stuffing is a nice salty and tangy mixture of manchego cheese, cranberries, walnuts and some thyme. A quick rub of taco spices on the outside, and it’s ready for the oven. Juicy delicious pork with that savory cheesy goodness spiraled throughout. This pork is a showstopper on any table!

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