Creamy stuffed pork loin is stuffed with some of our favorite things: bacon and cheese. Our friend Kevin sent us his recipe and Patti loved the fact that we could change up the ingredients. Instead of onion-chive cream cheese, you could use a fruit cream cheese like peach or honey; instead of pepper bacon, use maple. Because, as you know, we love to play with our food and imagination is our first ingredient.
Creamy Stuffed Pork Loin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 90 minutes at 250°
Grill: Green Mountain Wood Pellet Grill
Pellets: Green Mountain’s Apple Gourmet Pellets
• 4 ½ lb boneless pork loin
• 4 oz onion-chive cream cheese, room temperature
• 6 slices pepper bacon, cooked and chopped
• 6 oz shredded sharp cheddar cheese
• 6 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed
• ¾ cup shallots or green onions, sliced
• Butcher BBQ Hickory Seasoning to taste
• Butcher BBQ Grilling Oil
• Butcher’s cord
Preheat your grill grates to 250° and light your Wedgie for that kiss of smoke. Butterfly pork loin and flatten. Season both sides with Butcher BBQ Hickory Seasoning.
In a medium bowl, blend remaining ingredients. Evenly spoon mixture over meat. Roll up "jelly roll" style. Secure with butcher’s string. Brush generously on all sides with Butcher BBQ Grilling Oil. Do a nice coat of seasoning and your ready for the grill.
Place pork on preheated grill grates for 90 minutes, or you reach an internal temperature around 140°.
Note: Cooking times will vary by the size of the pork loin.
When the meat reaches an internal temperature around 140°, pull it off, cover it and let it rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving. USDA safe is 145°. Keep in mind that the meat will continue cooking for another 5 to 10 degrees after you pull it off the grill. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.
I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely, like when you’re making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream of — our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also, only smoke at temps less than 250°, anything higher is cooking and there will not be much, if any smoke, so it does not matter what type of pellet you're using.
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