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Pork Tenderloin Stuffed with Spinach and Cheese

Course Pork
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Author Rob

Ingredients

  • 2 lb pork loin
  • 1 lb baby spinach washed well and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp onion minced
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup swiss cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup muenster cheese shredded or chopped
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp tsp dried rosemary
  • salt and peppet to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon of the oil, and then add the garlic and onions. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the onion softens, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and cook, stirring, just until the spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and cool. When cool, stir in the all 3 cheese . Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.

    Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 425F.

    To prepare the tenderloin, use a sharp knife to make a lengthwise cut down the center of tenderloin, two-thirds of the way through the meat. Press the tenderloin open and, using a meat mallet, gently pound the tenderloin until it is flattened into an approximate rectangle about 1/3-inch thick. 

    Take the  spinach mixture and spread it evenly over the cut sides of the pork, leaving a 1-inch border on all sides.

    Starting with the long side of one of the rectangles, carefully roll up the pork jelly-roll style. Tie the pork at 1-inch intervals with kitchen twine.

     Place the pork loin in a baking dish.  Add 1 tbsp olive oil to the pork loin and rub it all over the  season the pork on all sides with  thyme, rosemary,  salt and pepper. Pour white wine in bottom of pan.  

    Place the pork loin in the the oven and roast for about  25 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 145F to 150F at the thickest part.

    Transfer  to a cutting board and let them rest for about  15 minutes before cutting.