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Pork for the 4th- Cuban Stuffed Pork Loin and more....

millerbuilds

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One of my favorites is stuffed Pork Loin. I have posted a few different cooks in the past. Friday, I picked up a whole loin for a good price, trimmed it and cut it in half. I decided to do two different recipes. The first one that I have done many times and it always comes out great. The Balsamic mushroom and onion stuffed loin. The second I decided to experiment a little. Back in the mid 90's, I was in Miami and had a Cuban sandwich for the first time in my life. Ever since, the Cuban Sandwich is one of my favorites. So, I decided to try making a Cuban Stuffed Pork Loin, basically everything but the bread.

1st The Balsamic Mushroom & Onion

Fried up some Pancetta
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Some Onions and Butter
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Sauteed onions in butter and some of the Pancetta grease
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Reduced Balsamic Vinegar into the onions
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Butterflied the the first Pork Loin
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Added Cream Cheese, some rub and the Pancetta to the butterflied Pork Loin
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Added the mushroom and onions
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Added Spinach and Manchengo Cheese
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Tied it up and ready for rub and onto the Pit Barrel
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Next the Cuban

I mixed Mayo, Mustard, Lemon Zest and Cayenne Pepper
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Coated the butterflied Pork Loin with the mustard
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Layered in just over 1/2# of ham
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Added Swiss Cheese
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Added Sliced Dill Pickles
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Smoked both Loins at 300 with Cherry and Apple wood until the IT was 145, Let rest for 15 minutes before carving.
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The Cuban. I coated the outside with more of the mustard and my all purpose rub
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Final Plate!
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Both turned out great. Next time I do the Cuban, I will add cream cheese to the Mustard blend for a more creamy filling.

Everyone enjoyed and left over's for lunch this week.


Smoke ON!

- Jason
 

Steve H

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Very creative with the Cuban pork. Big like! And, again. Another cook on my list....;)
 

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I bet that Cuban loin was fantastic! Nice job all around!
It was great, Going to try it again soon and add cream cheese with the Cuban Mustard.

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- Jason
 

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I'd be all over that Cuban stuffed loin . Looks great , and I bet it would make a great sandwich .
 

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Great idea,I could definately tear into that! I have only ever had a couple authentic Cuban sandwiches and they sure are tasty.
 

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Wow Jason!
I have to make the Cuban!
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millerbuilds

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Great idea,I could definately tear into that! I have only ever had a couple authentic Cuban sandwiches and they sure are tasty.
Agreed, IMHO the mustard blend is the key to the proper flavor and the bread, but no bread in this one.

Thanks,

Jason
 

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