Jalapeño Popper-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

with buttermilk ranch sauce and arugula salad

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 50-60 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Expert

Spice Level: Medium

Contains: Milk

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Aptly named because you can just "pop" them into your mouth, jalapeño poppers are a fixture appetizer on menus across the country. We thought the subtle heat of seeded jalapeños mixed with tangy cream cheese and cheddar was too good not to elevate to entrée status. A cooling, creamy ranch sauce will keep you from breaking a sweat, and an arugula salad adds freshness for a meal that's rich in flavor and healthy to boot.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    1 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 2 Jalapeño Peppers
  • 3 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 Butcher's Twine
  • 1 Pork Tenderloin
  • Info
    1½ oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Info
    5 fl. oz. Evaporated Whole Milk
  • Info
    ½ Tbsp. Powdered Ranch Seasoning
  • 1 fl. oz. Seasoned Rice Vinegar
  • 3 oz. Shredded Red Cabbage
  • 2 oz. Baby Arugula
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    615
  • Carbohydrates
    22g
  • Fat
    35g
  • Protein
    55g
  • Sodium
    1868mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 2 Mixing Bowls
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients
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    Prepare the Ingredients

    Stem jalapeño peppers, halve, seed, and mince. For more heat, leave some or all seeds in. Halve grape tomatoes. Cut butcher’s twine into four 9” lengths. Pat pork tenderloin dry.

  • Step 2 - Butterfly the Tenderloin
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    Butterfly the Tenderloin

    Lay pork on a separate cutting board. Hold knife blade parallel to board and carefully make a lengthwise cut through center of pork, using your free hand to steady pork. Stop short of opposite edge of tenderloin so pork remains in one piece and opens like a book. Cover with plastic wrap. Using an heavy object like a small pot, pound to an even ⅓" thickness. Season both sides with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.

  • Step 3 - Stuff and Tie the Tenderloin
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    Stuff and Tie the Tenderloin

    Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, 2 Tbsp. warm water, and jalapeños (to taste) in a small mixing bowl. Mixture should be easily spreadable, like peanut butter. If too thick, add water 1 Tbsp. at a time to reach correct consistency. Spread evenly on butterflied pork, leaving a 1" border. Roll tenderloin lengthwise, completely enclosing stuffing. Tie pork shut, spacing four knots of butcher's twine across the length of the tenderloin.

  • Step 4 - Roast the Tenderloin and Make Sauce
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    Roast the Tenderloin and Make Sauce

    Heat 2 tsp. olive oil in a medium non-stick pan over medium heat. Add tenderloin to hot pan, bending to fit if necessary. Cook until golden brown on three sides, 8-10 minutes. Transfer to baking sheet and roast until tenderloin reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 20-25 minutes. Rest 5 minutes. Wipe pan clean and place over medium-high heat. Add evaporated milk and half the ranch seasoning to hot pan. Bring to a simmer and cook until slightly thickened, 1 minute. Taste, and add remaining ranch seasoning if desired.

  • Step 5 - Make the Salad
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    Make the Salad

    Place seasoned rice vinegar, 1½ Tbsp. olive oil, red cabbage, tomatoes, and arugula in a medium mixing bowl. Toss to combine and season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
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    Plate the Dish

    Cut twine from pork and slice into ¾"-1" rounds. Spoon sauce onto plate, place salad next to sauce, and arrange sliced pork on sauce.