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Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork TenderloinSweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

We love to do pork loins because they’re so versatile and reasonably priced. It’s all meat and no waste, and you can stuff them so many different ways. We’ve used our favorite recipe box stuffing mix with all kinds of different add-ins, leftover mashed potatoes with vegetables or some interesting leftovers. This time we used mild sausage, but hot sausage works really well, too. Ken nicknamed this “Patti’s Fatty” because of the sausage stuffed pork covered in bacon.

Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Grill: Traeger
Pellets: Lumberjack Cherry

Ingredients:  Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

  • 2 boneless pork loins, about 2 lbs. each
  • Rice a Roni, prepared as below, divided in half
  • 2 cups broth. I like mushroom but chicken or beef works, too.
  • 2 cups cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup garlic, chopped
  • 1 lb. bulk sausage
  • Grandville’s Tropical Gourmet BBQ Sauce
  • Grandville’s Cajun Gourmet BBQ Sauce
Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork TenderloinButterfly Pork

Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Directions: Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Butterfly the pork loin by slicing down the center lengthwise. Be careful not to cut completely through.

Fry sausage in deep saucepan (less grease splatter) until no longer pink. With a slotted spoon, transfer meat into a large bowl. Discard all but two tablespoons of the drippings. Add rice stirring until golden. Add broth, seasoning packet, cilantro and garlic, bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 25 mins. Uncover, and stir in cooked sausage.

Divide rice mixture in half. In the first bowl add:

  • ½ cup pineapple bits, drained
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup raisins

Note #1: My raisins were hard so I refreshed them in 1 tablespoon sherry for 30 sec. in the microwave. You can use any liquid. I’ve used white wine, broth and fruit juice.  If you prefer, instead of pineapple & pecans, you can use peaches and macadamia nuts. Of course, Ken being Ken, he likes pineapple and macadamia nuts. Have fun with your personal fruit and nut combinations.

Blend ingredients and spread onto first pork loin. Tie closed with string.

In the second bowl of rice, add:

  • 2T. red pepper flakes
  • 1 T. chipotle powder
  • 2 t. ground white pepper
  • 1 T. Worcestershire sauce

Mix and spread as above but, after tying with string, lay strips of bacon around the meat.We had leftover stuffing, so we just put them on the grill in a greased casserole dish.

Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork TenderloinAdd Stuffing
Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork TenderloinPack the stuffing in as you close it so you can tie it up.
Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork TenderloinAfter we tied it together we wrapped one with bacon.
Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork TenderloinOn the Grill
Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork TenderloinLove Grandville’s BBQ Jam’s

Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Cooking Directions: Traeger

Open the lid and set the dial to “smoke”, after a few minutes shut the lid. Give it about 10 minutes to heat up. Notice in the picture above Patti lined the drip pan with foil, makes for easy clean up. Place the pork loin directly onto the grill and just let it hang out in the smoke and get happy for 30 minutes or so.

 After 30 minutes, turn the digital control up to 250 degrees. This will give you a temperature around 300 at the stack or dome thermometer. Just let it go for 1 ½ hours.

After an hour and a half turn the digital control to the smoke setting for another half hour and brush on your BBQ sauce. Steve from Grandville’s Gourmet BBQ Sauces had sent us some really nice sauces to try. Tonight we used Tropical and Cajun. These sauces are so good you can eat them with a spoon. (And we have, a little.)

 When your internal temp reaches 145 degrees you are good to go. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Cooking Directions: Gas & Charcoal Grills

Preparing Grill: Low Indirect Heat

Preheat your grill to medium heat (250-300) and turn off one side so you will be cooking with indirect heat. Add your wet wood chips over the fire and oil the grill. A cooking spray is easiest for this.

(Note: you can add your hickory directly to the grill or you can use foil smoke packets. (Two handfuls wet chips and one dry, fold foil into a packet, poke holes in it with a fork and you’re good to go.)

Adjust your fire for a temperature around 300 for 2 hours. Add more wood chips, turn heat down and brush with BBQ sauce. When your internal temp reaches 145 degrees, it’s ready. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant Read Thermometer for checking meat temps.

Sweet & Sassy Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
A Pellet Grill Recipe

Preparing Charcoal Grill

Get the smoker ready, you will want your temperature around 250-300 degrees. Remember, you are going low and slow here. This will take some time to do it right (2 hours), make sure you have plenty of cold beer.

About Our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Memphis, Royall, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste.Take it and run with it….

Live your Passion,
Ken & Patti

Our Thanks To:

Maverick Industries, Inc.
F.Dick Professional Knives and Tools.
A storage container & dispenser for wood pellets 
Lumberjack Wood Pellets
Jerry Brown

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