pork on pork! recipe 23

i guess this is recipe number 23…on my way! and doing good!

i took another recipe from the ranting chef (actually one of his guest bloggers) for dinner this week. this sounded like a yummy recipe, plus, since i hadn’t been to the store, and wasn’t planning on going until absolutely necessary, this was the lucky winner.

pork wrapped pork/cajun stuffed pork roast

1 3-4lb pork roast (we used a smaller pork tenderloin)

1 bell pepper, diced finely

1 small onion, diced finely

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 celery stalk, diced

4 T. cajun spice blend (we made our own using this recipe!)

5 strips bacon

preheat oven to 350 degrees F. combine the pepper, onion, garlic, celery and 2 T. of the cajun seasoning together in a bowl. cut four slits about 1″ deep down the side of the roast. stuff the slits with the veggie mixture. extra veggies can be placed around the sides of the roast, which ends up creating a wonderful gravy of sorts as it cooks. place pieces of bacon on top of the roast. put into oven for 1 hour. then cover and continue baking for two more hours.

we adjusted the measurements of the veggies and bacon for our little tenderloin. we also adjusted the baking time so that our pork wouldn’t be overcooked. the resulting dinner was a wonderful homey/earthy taste. i think we could have used more cajun spice ( i know matt also put some red pepper flakes on top of his) for a little more heat. another consideration for next time is to use some of the cajun spice as a rub to the pork. served over brown rice, this was a wonderful surprise new recipe dinner!

no pictures this time…we forgot! be sure to check out the post on ranting chef for some detailed shots of this dish!

matt & rachel


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