Last night, I made a delicious pork loin stuffed with creamy goodness. Best part? Aside from it being one of Scott’s new favorites. (That’s a feat, in and of itself.) This recipe is low-carb and keto friendly!
Keto Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
Since the new year has begun, I’ve been keeping my commitment of eating cleaner. Drinking more water. Cutting down on evening snacking, etc. The problem was that I was eating a lot of carbohydrates. Too many to see a positive difference in the way my clothes fit or on the scale. I actually gained a few pounds!
So, I decided to cut down on the carbs. I wouldn’t say that I’m doing a strict Keto diet. But, I’ve been inspired by other Keto recipes. As you know, I love creating my own. I’ve been on a “stuffed meat” kick. It just is the perfect way to marry delicious flavors with protein.
Rather than using stuffing or bread crumbs, I believe grated cheese creates a great texture along with superb flavor! My theory is that you can use anything you want to create a stuffing. Just try to determine if you would eat certain things together. For example, I love cranberries and cheese and nuts in my salad. So, these three things would go perfectly fine in a stuffing blend.
I also consider what I have on hand. For this pork loin, I had fresh portabella mushrooms. Bacon. Fresh basil. Grated cheese. And, garlic, of course. I also used a food processor to blend the stuffing ingredients into a creamy, hummus-consistency type of mixture. But, you do NOT have to do that. You can just omit the cream cheese part from the recipe, because that is what helps give it a spinach-dip, hummus type of texture. I hope that makes sense!
Also, if you’ve never stuffed a pork loin, it’s really no sweat! Simply slice through the center (long ways) not quite all the way through. Then, open it. Like a book! And, pound it until it is 1/4″ to a 1/2″ thick. That’s the important part.
You can certainly use wax paper so meat pieces don’t go flying! But, I was running low on it. (You kinda need to replace it in sections because the meat pounder will start to tear it apart.)
I was going to make a balsamic reduction to go over the pork loin, after it was removed from the oven. But, last night was too busy and I was starving by the time this came out of the oven. Thankfully, it was soooo tender. There really is no need for a glaze on top.
I originally put this recipe together on my Instagram Stories. (Are you following me, yet? If not, you’re missing out on all the fun food demos!) Anyway, it came out delicious! BUT, I should have used less cream cheese. Don’t worry, though. I made the adjustment for this recipe. So, your Keto Pork Loin should come out PERFECT. And, I guarantee that you will love the flavor. It’s that good! Enjoy!