Apple and mushroom stuffed roasted pork loin is a recipe that makes a great alternative to the usual ham around the holidays.
What Makes It So Special
I love pork, and I am sure this recipe of pork loin stuffed with apples and mushrooms will win your heart in no time. If you grew up with pork and apple sauce, you need to try this grown-up recipe of stuffed pork loin.
This is an easy recipe if you want to replace the traditional ham with something else for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even a formal celebration with family and friends are perfect occasions to make this dish.
The main ingredients are apples, mushrooms, and a good piece of pork loin.
Overall, the recipe is excellent with anything you like. You can serve it with your favorite vegetables, mashed potatoes, or just a salad for a low-carb meal. It also goes well with Couscous, Roasted Carrots, Simple roasted potatoes, or these delicious mushrooms. The leftovers are amazing.
Perfect dish for the holidays
When I usually make this recipe, every person at the table raves about how good and flavorful this dish is. It’s great because it looks and tastes like a gourmet dish, but it’s easy to make and definitely a crowd-pleaser.
I love pork loin for entertainment. It is a handsome piece of meat that looks good seared, roasted, or stuffed.
The recipes for pork loin tend to be relatively easy to put together, making them a good option for the average cook.
Pork loin is also not a very expensive cut of meat, which helps when cooking on a budget.
A roasted piece of pork loin makes the perfect centerpiece for a lovely dinner. It is lower in fat than other parts of the pig, therefore accepted by most people.
Leftovers are great, too, especially in a sandwich, using a good homemade crusty bread. Yum! Nothing better than this one, if you ask me!
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Apple And Mushroom Stuffed Roasted Pork Loin
- 2.5 pounds pork loin
- 1 small red onion chopped
- 3.5 ounces mushrooms chopped small
- 1 teaspoon butter
- 1 medium apple peeled and chopped
- 1 slice of bread chopped or 3 tablespoons bread crumbs
- 1 lemon's zest
- salt and pepper to your taste
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 cup water or chicken or vegetable stock
- Preheat the oven to 350F(180C).
- In a medium pan, melt the butter and add the chopped onion, mushrooms, and apple.
- Saute them for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the bread or the bread crumbs and mix.
- Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Add the lemon zest.
- Remove the pan from the stove and set it aside.
- In the meantime, soak 6-7 toothpicks in water to prevent them from burning. Rinse the pork and pat dry.
- Then, make a 1-inch-deep incision down the length of the loin; do not cut all the way through. Open the meat like a book, so the meat lies flat.
- Cover the pork with plastic wrap and pound it with the flat side of a meat mallet until about ½ inch thick, starting from the middle and working outward. This will tenderize the meat and make it a bit easier to roll.
- Spread the apple and mushroom mixture over the surface of the pork loin.
- Starting with a long side, tightly roll up each tenderloin. Secure the seams with the toothpicks.
- Meanwhile, preheat a large pan.
- Brush the pork loin roll with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Place the meat in the pan and lightly brown all sides for 4-5 minutes.
- Transfer the meat to a baking pan.
- Deglaze the pan where you browned the meat with a cup of water or broth. Add salt and pepper to your taste and pour the sauce over the meat. Add the bay leaf to the sauce.
- Roast the pork loin for about 1 hour at 350F(180C) or until the temperature inside the thickest part of the meat is 155F(68C).
- Remove from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes.
- Slice and serve with your favorite vegetables.