Jambalaya Stuffed Pork Loin

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture magazine

Serves 16

  • 1 (4-pound) pork loin
  • Creole seasoning
  • Sausage Jambalaya
  • Butcher twine

For Jambalaya

  • 1/2 pound smoked sausage, finely chopped
  • 1 sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon Creole seasoning
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 4 green onions, chopped

Jambalaya-Stuffed Pork Loin

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Preheat oven to 450ºF. Adjust oven rack to second highest position.

Carefully butterfly pork loin without cutting all the way through; open like a book. Cover with plastic wrap; pound meat to a half-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Sprinkle evenly with Creole seasoning. Spoon two to three cups cooled jambalaya over pork and spread evenly, leaving a half-inch border all around. Evenly roll pork to form a uniform log, jelly roll style. With fat-side up, evenly tie roast at two-inch intervals with butcher twine. Season with Creole seasoning. Place in hot oven; close oven door and immediately reduce heat to 375ºF. Roast 40 minutes or until a thermometer placed in direct middle registers 145ºF. 

Increase heat to broil. Carefully broil about five minutes or until outside is golden and a thermometer placed in direct middle registers at least 160ºF. Remove from oven. Immediately cover with foil; let rest 15 minutes. Remove twine; cut into one and a quarter-inch slices and arrange on a warm serving plate. 

For the Jambalaya

Sauté sausage in a small Dutch oven over medium-high heat until lightly browned. Add onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté five minutes. Add rice and creole seasoning; sauté two minutes. Add broth; stir well. Bring to a boil; cover with lid, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat. Add green onions; stir well. Allow jambalaya to cool completely before stuffing pork loin. 


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