Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

November 8th, 2013 by katie

I’ve missed you guys!  I have always felt like there is no reason to apologize for the time you need away.  We all have lives and sometimes everything is just too much.  I have three busy kids, a full time job, am enrolled in a Master’s degree program and just generally sleep-deprived and busy!  I am not afraid to admit the amount of take-out we eat on a weekly basis right now.  My focus lately has been simple family favorites that don’t take a lot of time, ingredients, or effort.  But I miss you guys and I miss the focus on new ideas and new food.  So here I am with a great fall recipe (stick to your ribs and turn on the oven)!  I have a few new ideas coming up for you guys as well as some Nespresso give-aways.  So stay tuned!  I’m still here and I can’t wait to tell you what’s in store!

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1 oz dried mushrooms, soaked and chopped
  • 3 cups kale or spinach
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 2 tbsp sun dried tomatoes in oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tsp rosemary, minced
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves, minced
  • zest of one lemon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup pesto
  • 2 tbsp oil or butter
  • 1 tbsp honey
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Cut a deep slit lengthwise on the tenderloin from end to end without going all of the way through.  Open the tenderloin and pound out as flat as possible.
  3. Combine mushrooms through pesto in a bowl.  Spread mixture over pounded tenderloin and re-roll.  Tie with kitchen string.
  4. In an oven safe heavy skillet, heat oil or butter and honey over medium heat until browning but not burnt.
  5. Brown tenderloin on all sides.
  6. Transfer skillet to the oven and bake 10 more minutes.
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14 Responses

  1. The Sunday Dinner

    This looks SO GOOD. We’re trying it soon!

  2. Stephanie @ Plain Chicken

    This looks AMAZING!!

  3. Emily

    Oh my heavens, this looks amazing!

  4. Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch)

    Well, you have been missed. I always enjoy your blog. But I hear ya, I don’t have that much going on and feel overwhelmed at times. This recipe looks incredible! Thanks for the post.

  5. Steph

    Are you missing a step? Sd tomato? Cheese? Do you add this to spinach mixture?

  6. Ash

    Just wondering where the mushrooms go? The stuffing seems to be spinach through pesto, but I can’t seem to decide if the mushrooms are a garnish/topping or meant for the stuffing as well.

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  8. ronya

    mushrooms through pesto” means from mushrooms and all the ingredients to pesto on the list of ingredients….combine in a bowl

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  13. Carolina

    Love the recipe! Just wanted to let you know that the mobile version isn’t working so well. I barely could see the screen because there was a HUGE announcement on the top of the page. I am not sure if you were aware of. Have a fantastic day????

  14. Susan

    It really only takes 10 minutes to cook?

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