Edam Stuffed Tenderloin

 

  • 1 lb. pork tenderloin
  • ½ small onion, peeled, chopped finely
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 2 tsp. olive oil,
  • 1 oz. pecans, chopped
  • 3 tbsp. panko breadcrumbs
  • 3 slices edam cheese, cut in strips
  • 2 tsp. water
  • 2 tsp. Crisco oil
  • 2 tsp. Butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbsp. cider vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butterfly the tenderloin lengthwise, leaving 1/2 inch uncut on the bottom side. Flatten gently on both sides. Cover with plastic wrap and pound with a mallet to flatten slightly. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and re-cover and set in the refrigerator.

In a frypan on medium heat, saute the onion and bacon in the oil for 6-7 minutes. Do not burn.

Transfer to a bowl, stir in the pecans and panko crumbs and cool slightly. Add the edam and moisten with a touch of water until the mixture holds together.

Place stuffing down the middle of the tenderloin, and pull the sides together. Tie together with butcher’s twine.

In a large oven proof pan, melt the oil and butter and add the tenderloin and brown for 3 minutes each side.

Place the pan in the oven and roast for 20 minutes until done to taste. In a small bowl combine the honey and vinegar and microwave 20 seconds to warm. Remove the twine, drizzle the warm honey over and slice. Place remaining honey in a bowl and let everyone add more (and they will).

Enjoy!

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