French Onion Stuffed Pork Loin

If you’re a fan of French Onion soup or anything with that incredible French onion flavor, then you’re in for a treat with this French Onion Stuffed Pork Loin recipe! It’s a mouthwatering dish that will quickly become a favorite in your kitchen. Whether you’re cooking for a special occasion or simply craving a delicious pork dish, this recipe is a must-try.

Cut into French Onion Stuffed Pork Loin in a Skillet

A Flavorful Twist

There’s something undeniably comforting about the rich, savory flavors of French onion. It’s the perfect companion for the fall season and cooler temperatures, and it pairs exceptionally well with pork loin. In this recipe, we take it up a notch by stuffing the pork loin with a delectable French onion mixture, resulting in a flavor explosion that will leave you craving for more. Trust us, you won’t be able to resist this irresistible combination!

Whole French Onion Stuffed Pork Loin in a Skillet

Making the Perfect Stuffed Pork Loin

To create this masterpiece, we start with a center-cut pork loin. It’s important to note that a center-cut pork loin is different from a pork tenderloin. Both are incredibly lean and healthy cuts of meat, but they differ in size and cooking times. For this recipe, we recommend using a 3-pound center-cut pork loin.

Choosing a pork loin with a pinkish color and some white streaks is ideal, as it indicates a good balance of leanness and tenderness. Avoid confusing it with a pork sirloin, which is a different cut altogether and not as tender or lean. It’s fascinating to discover the variety of cuts available when it comes to pork!

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French Onions in Skillet

Unleashing the Flavors

Now, let’s dive into the exciting part – infusing the pork loin with those amazing French onion flavors. Before butterflying the loin, prepare a mixture of oil, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning, which will be rubbed onto both sides of the meat. Butterflying the pork loin creates a flat surface that will beautifully hold the flavors of the French Onion Stuffed Pork Loin.

How to Butterfly Pork Loin

Pro Tip: For a visual demonstration of how to butterfly a pork loin, check out the helpful video in my Jalapeno Pork Loin recipe!

Once the pork loin is butterflied, layer on half of the cooked onions and half of the shredded cheese. Now it’s time to roll up that goodness! Secure the roll with cooking twine to ensure all the flavorful ingredients stay intact. Sear the pork loin on all sides in an oven-safe skillet, rotating it to ensure it’s evenly seared.

The Perfect Finish

Now it’s time to cook the pork loin in the oven. This should take around 25-30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Don’t forget about the remaining onions and cheese! Top the loin with both and broil for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden brown. Get ready to enjoy a truly delightful dish!

Slice of French Onion Stuffed Pork Loin

Storing and Reheating

If you happen to have any leftovers (which is rare!), you can refrigerate the pork loin in an airtight container or tightly wrap it with heavy-duty aluminum foil or plastic wrap. It will stay fresh for 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.

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When reheating, place the loin in a pan with 1-2 tablespoons of oil. If it’s already sliced, cook for 3-4 minutes, flipping once. If the loin is still whole, cook for about 15 minutes, flipping 3-4 times throughout the process.

One bite of French Onion Stuffed Pork Loin on a Fork

Now that you have the recipe, it’s time to gather your ingredients and embark on a culinary adventure. Transport your taste buds to new heights with the bold flavors of this French Onion Stuffed Pork Loin. For more delicious recipes and cooking inspiration, visit the Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ website. It’s time to unleash your inner pitmaster and create something truly exceptional in your kitchen!