Even though spring is in the air, I still felt like making a "Sunday dinner". You know, the one that everyone gathers around and waits anxiously to dig into? The "old family style" dinners is what I'm talking about...
Yes, those Sunday dinners.
My older kids were visiting and I wanted to make something special for them. I wanted to create memories for them to take home to and hopefully one day for them to want to recreate for "their own" family as well. They would have a memory of mom tying the twine around the roast as I was busy slapping their hands away from them as they were attempting to sneak pieces of the cheese & pepperoni tray, while they were killing themselves laughing. You know, that kind of memory!
I wanted to serve them a dinner that not only would they want to recreate "mom's" recipe for their own family, it would be easy enough for them to recreate.
Let's not forget the the memories associated with the dinner! This is how this recipe came about!
Ready for the recipe? Here we go;
Prep time: 25 minutes
Bake time: 2.5 hours
Yield: 4-6 servings
4.5lb boneless pork loin
1 pkg (6oz) cornbread stuffing mix, prepared
1 green onion, diced
1/3 cup bread crumbs
2 tbsp dried parsley flakes
1 green onion, diced
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried paprika
3 tbsp (1/4 cup) olive oil
-On a flat surface with a very sharp knife, slice up one side of the pork loin and till almost to the top and then slice straight across. You are creating a flap, see above.
-Place cornbread stuffing into cavity on top of pork loin and then onto the side uniformly.
-In a small bowl add all your topping ingredients and mix well till combined, set aside.
-In a 13 X 9 baking pan which has been sprayed with non stick cooking spray, sprinkle 1/4 cup of your topping mix in a straight line.
Preheat oven to 475F.
-Using kitchen twine, tie your pork loin to ensure a nice stuffed loin so the stuffing does not come out. Here is a video on how to tie off a pork loin. Yes, I do love you! ♥
How To Tie A Meat Roast
-Once the meat has been tied and that delectable stuffing is now nicely secure. Place tied roast directly on top of the sprinkled topping mix in the pan. Sprinkle the remaining awesome country topping onto the top and sides of the pork roast.
-Bake uncovered for 20 minutes. Lower the oven temperature to 325F. Cover with aluminum foil and continue baking for 2 hours or till the internal temperature on the piece of pork without stuffing is 165F.
-Remove aluminum foil, turn off oven and let rest in the oven for 20 minutes.
-Cut and remove the twine, slice and serve with your favorite gravy and side.
Sunday dinner my friends, at it's best! I know my family loved me that day! I know I adore them!
Till next time!
Dishin with Didi