Unveiling the Delectable Delights of Stuffed Butterflied Pork Loin on the Smoker

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If you’re looking for a mouthwatering, show-stopper dish that will impress your family and friends, then look no further than stuffed butterflied pork loin. This lean and affordable cut of meat, when prepared correctly, is guaranteed to tantalize your taste buds. Forget about dry and bland pork loin – this recipe will show you how to butterfly it, stuff it with irresistible ingredients, and roll it back up to create a flavor explosion.

The Art of Butterflying

Butterflying a pork loin might sound daunting, but fear not! With a few simple steps, you can easily master this technique. Start by cutting a vertical incision in the center of the pork loin, about three-quarters of the way through. Then, make horizontal cuts on both sides to complete the butterfly effect. The result? A perfectly butterflied pork loin with even thickness throughout. For those who prefer a thinner cut, gently pound the meat until you achieve the desired thickness.

Butterflied Pork Loin

The Pocket Technique

Not comfortable with butterflying? No problem! You can still create a delicious stuffed pork loin by making a pocket. Start by making vertical cuts about an inch in from both ends of the pork loin. Then, carefully make horizontal cuts within the “V” shape, creating a pocket for the stuffing. This alternative method yields a similar result to butterflying, giving you two options for your culinary masterpiece.

Pocket Technique

The Stuffing

Now comes the exciting part – the stuffing! There are two popular approaches: layering the ingredients onto the meat or mixing them together before spreading them over the surface. Whichever method you choose, the result will be equally delicious. For a delectable flavor combination, try peach pie filling, sliced almonds, and baby spinach leaves. The sweetness of the peaches, the crunch of the almonds, and the fresh taste of the spinach create a mouthwatering symphony of flavors.

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Stuffed Pork Loin

Cooking Time

To achieve BBQ perfection, set up your smoker for cooking at around 225°F (107°C) using indirect heat. If your smoker has a water pan, fill it up for added moisture. Place the butterflied or pocket-cut pork loin directly on the grate or use a pan and rack to keep the smoker clean. Using oak wood will impart a delightful smoky flavor to the meat. Let the pork loin cook for approximately four hours, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).

Smoked Pork Loin

Presentation and Serving

Once the stuffed butterflied pork loin has finished cooking, allow it to rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. You can either serve the slices while still tied with cooking twine for a rustic presentation or remove the strings and slice them slightly thinner. For an extra touch of indulgence, top the slices with a mixture of peach pie filling, spinach, and sliced almonds. The combination of flavors and textures will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Sliced Pork Loin

To elevate your culinary skills and enhance the flavors of this dish, I highly recommend using Jeff’s original rub, as it adds an extra layer of deliciousness to the meat. You can find this exceptional product at Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ, where only the finest ingredients are used to create the perfect blend of spices.

Conclusion

Whether you choose to butterfly or create a pocket, the joy of a stuffed butterflied pork loin lies in the endless possibilities for delicious fillings. This recipe allows you to unleash your creativity in the kitchen, resulting in a dish that will impress even the most discerning of palates. So, fire up your smoker, grab your apron, and get ready to captivate your guests with a mouthwatering masterpiece. Your journey to BBQ perfection starts here!

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