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Mambo Pork Rolls with Sweet Potatoes

On October 9th, 2012, Tropical Foods had its Flavors of the Fall Recipe Contest with the culinary students at the Charlotte Campus of Johnson & Wales University. This recipe, Mambo Pork Rolls with Sweet Potatoes, was created by Tokecia Davidson.

  • Yield: 1 serving
  • Prep time: 1 Hour
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes


  • 2 cups Tropical FoodxE2x80x99s Mexicali FirexC2xAE Snack Mix, crushed
  • 1 lb. pork loin chops
  • xC2xBD tsp. ground cumin
  • xC2xBC tsp. chili powder
  • xC2xBC tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • xC2xBD cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon(s) butter
  • xC2xBC cup(s) brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon(s) tsp. cinnamon
  • ginger
  • Maple syrup as needed
  • 1 box(es) cornbread mix
  • 1 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoon(s) water
  • 1/3 cup(s) milk
  • xC2xBD cup(s) carrots steamed and chopped
  • xC2xBC cup(s) celery chopped
  • 1 cup(s) chicken stock
  • 1 clove(s) garlic
  • xC2xBD cup(s) pecorino romano cheese shredded


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Butterfly pork loin and pound each piece into a rectangular shape.

Set in fridge.

Dice sweet potatoes and boil until tender. Combine cornbread mix, milk and 1 egg, bake in oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Steam carrots.

When cornbread is finished, break into crumbs and stir in chicken stock, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, garlic, carrots, celery, cheese and half of Tropical Food’s Mexicali Fire®.

While stuffing is baking, mash sweet potatoes. Add butter and stir in cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger.

Take out pork loin and season with 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne.

Place spoonful of stuffing mixture in middle of pork loins and roll tightly like a burrito.

Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 10 minutes.

Take out pork loins and dip in flour, egg wash and roll into remaining Mexicali Fire®.

Roast pork rolls for 20-30 minutes, or until internal temperature is at 165 degrees. Allow meat to rest for ten minutes before cutting.

Drizzle meat with maple syrup as desired and plate on top of sweet potatoes.

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