Friday, January 11, 2013

Dressing Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

You know my dad has come up with some pretty amazing recipes!  He can typically see something and figure out how he can create his own version.  It is really quite fascinating to watch!

I can always tell when he is stewing on an idea.  It's as if you can actually see the wheels cranking until he finally fills the rest of us in on his plan.

He recently told me that he wanted to try something that my mom's grandmother used to make for them not long after my parents were married when they would still go to my great grandmother's for Sunday dinner.

This idea he wanted to try was for pork stuffed with his Thanksgiving dressing.

I could see no negative to this situation!

After dinner it was agreed that this was a new (and old) favorite! 

I must admit though that I think it killed a small part of my dad to give up so much of his coveted dressing that we all clammer for after Thanksgiving and Christmas....I am not even going to get into the fact that it is about 5 ingredients and we could make it year round, but we wait for Thanksgiving and Christmas like it is a seasonal delicacy!

Here is my great grandmother's recipe as adapted by my Dad!

Roasted Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with 
Thanksgiving Day Dressing

2 pork tenderloins
Dijon Mustard

On a large sheet of waxed paper, butterfly the tenderloins and pound flat.  Place twine in 12-16 inch pieces underneath the tenderloin.  
Generously spread the dressing over the tenderloin.
Roll the tenderloin lengthwise and secure with the twine.  Do not forget to take a large piece of twice and tie up from end to end to ensure the dressing doesn't escape through the end of the roll.
Generously spread dijon mustard over the top before placing in the oven. Bake at 375 degrees until the internal temperature reaches 150 degrees.
Once the desired temperature is reached remove from the oven and allow to the meat to rest for 10 minutes.  Remove the twine and cut into 1-inch pieces.  Serve immediately!
We served this with baked apples and it was a perfect pairing!!!
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