Hey, I get it. My family is not unique in any way, shape, or form. We're all busy with work and raising the kids and conquering hectic schedules and all that comes with trying to make ends meet. The shortage of time to prepare a meaningful dinner is a common dilemma within almost every household. For that reason, I'm going to share with you one of the quickly-prepared recipes I employ when one of those dreaded "crunch-time" moments strike. It's also one that will convince your family that you've been slaving over the stove for hours. Fortunately, you won't have to!
As the centerpiece of my recipe, I opt for Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin. Not only does it come in a number of varieties, seasonings, and marinades, but the are always fresh, well-trimmed and of course, delicious. Look, in situations where every minute counts, I don't want to waste a lot of time looking for the right piece of meat, trimming it of fat, and then waiting around while it marinates. I simply want to open the package and get cooking with a great product. Smithfield® fits the bill perfectly in this regard.
Within a few moments, I found the Smithfield® products I was seeking right where I expected them to be - in the "Pork" section of the store's Meat Department. For this recipe, I opted for the Smithfield® Mesquite Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet. The mesquite flavor will be the perfect companion to the delicious, but otherwise, simple ingredients I will be using.
A couple of more minutes in the store allows me to pick up a couple of the other necessary ingredients and I'm on my way. Actually, the ingredient list in quite simple:
- 1 Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet, Mesquite
- 12 oz. Applewood Smoked Bacon
- 1 Gala Apple, thinly sliced
- Several slices of Cheddar Cheese
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Lay out uncooked bacon strips and overlap until they approximate the length of the tenderloin.
- Spread apple slices in the same manner as you did the bacon.
- Sprinkle 1 tbsp of brown sugar down the length of the apples.
- Place Cheddar cheese atop the brown sugar.