I will never forget the first meal I ever tried to make as a child...Spinach Pinwheels. I was so proud of myself for wrapping meat around a vegetable! They looked amazing and my family raved about them. That experience is probably one of the reasons I love to cook to this day, and I love taking on challenges (it doesn't take much to challenge me). Today's challenge was Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin. If you read my blog, you know that I love me some pork! Tenderloin is probably my favorite because it's just so darn easy to cook. I would dare to say, you can't mess up a good tenderloin. When you start with the best like I did, you just can't go wrong. I personally love Smithfield pork products and for today's recipe I used the Peppercorn and Garlic tenderloin, but this would also be great with the Garlic and Herb tenderloin (especially for kids).
This Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, has to be my favorite recipe so far. Don't get me wrong, I still LOVE pulled pork, but the challenge made this recipe so much more enjoyable when I pulled it out of the oven!
You may be wondering how this could possibly be hard, and honestly it's not for the normal person, but for me, tying a tenderloin together while also trying to hold it together, did prove to be tricky! Thankfully, I managed just fine, and this bad boy looked, smelled, and tasted AMAZING!
If you are a novice like myself, who has found a new love for cooking, but is still learning, you will not want to skip out on Prep-School. This is a great place to learn all the techniques for cooking the perfect piece of pork!
Okay, so let's get this party started! Without further ado, here is our newest recipe:
Spinach & Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
- 1 Smithfield Peppercorn & Garlic pork tenderloin
- 1 package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/2 medium sweet onion, diced
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ? cup bread crumbs
- 1 container of goat cheese
- kitchen twine for rolling and tying tenderloin
- Preheat the oven to 350
- Melt the butter over medium heat in a large pan.
- Add onion and drained spinach. Cook until onion is soft then add garlic powder, and bread crumbs. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Butterfly your tenderloin
- Add a layer of cheese (use the entire container)
- Then add the spinach mixture
- Roll your tenderloin tightly and secure with twine.
- Place on a baking sheet and cook for 45 - 60 minutes
- Check temperature with a meat thermometer to make sure the meat is done. (Temp should read 145)
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