Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. There’s no way in hell I can do that. Well, think again everyone, because you totally can, and you’ll totally impress your friends at your next cookout if you tell yourself to try.
This recipe was inspired by Rahul who desperately wanted to stuff meat with something. Alright, we can do that, I said to myself as we prepared an ingredients list and went to the store.
While he gets credit for tying it up with the kitchen twine, we both worked to figure out the process together and I was extremely pleased with the results. It honestly didn’t take that long to tie it up, and the results are amazing. Tender pork with spinach, creamy cheese (a mix of blue cheese crumbles, cream cheese, and garlic) that melts into the meat and, of course, bacon. Because meat inside of the meat is what the cool kids are doing.
Grilled Stuffed Pork Loin
- 1 pork loin
- 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
- 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 10 spinach leaves
- 4 pieces of bacon
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Prepare your grill about 25 minutes before you begin making the pork loin.
- Remove the pork loin from its packaging and place on a cutting board. Slice the pork loin as if you’re going to cut it in half but stop about 1/2 inch before you cut all the way through. Pull the pork loin open so that it lays flat.
- Mix the blue cheese, cream cheese and minced garlic in a small bowl with a fork. Spread a few spoonfuls of the cream cheese on one side of the pork loin. Place the spinach leaves on top, then add the bacon.
- Begin to put the pork loin back together by bringing both sides together. Using kitchen twine, start to tie a slip knot around one end of the pork loin working your way all the way up the pork loin. There should be about 2 inches in between each slip knot. Cut off any excess kitchen twine at the end.
- Sprinkle both sides of the stuffed pork loin with the garlic powder, cayenne powder, salt and black pepper.
- Place the pork loin on your grill at about 2-3 minutes for each side until you’ve created grill marks on the meat.
- Place the pork loin on the cooler side of the grill, cover and let sit for 25-30 minutes or until the pork reaches 150 degrees with a meat thermometer, turning it on its side occasionally.
- Let it sit for 5 minutes and then re-test the temperature of the meat. The temperature should rise to 160 degrees. If not, place the pork loin back on the grill for a few minutes. Let the meat sit for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.