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Julia Levy
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Recipe Summary

active:
40 mins
total:
8 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 slice of pork and about 4 tsp. sauce)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add shallots, garlic, and thyme; cook 5 minutes, stirring often, until shallots are caramelized. Add spinach; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until wilted. Remove from heat.

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  • Combine goat cheese, chives, parsley, and lemon rind in a small bowl.

  • Holding knife flat and parallel to cutting board, cut horizontally through center of pork loin, cutting to, but not through, other side. Open flat, as you would a book. Starting at the center seam, cut horizontally through each half, cutting to, but not through, other side. Open flat on either side. Place pork between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound to an even 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small, heavy skillet. Remove plastic wrap.

  • Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Spread goat cheese mixture evenly over pork; top with shallot mixture. Roll up pork jelly-roll fashion. Tie with kitchen twine at 1-inch intervals. Sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper.

  • Wipe pan clean. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high. Add pork; cook 3 minutes per side or until browned. Place stuffed pork in a 5-quart slow cooker.

  • Add apricot preserves, butter, and mustard to pan; reduce heat to medium. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly, until butter melts. Pour over pork loin in slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW 7 to 8 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted in thickest portion of pork registers 145°F.

  • Place pork on a cutting board; let stand 15 minutes. Skim and discard fat from sauce in slow cooker. Pour sauce into a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high. Cook 5 minutes, until reduced to about 1 cup. Stir in vinegar.

  • Remove and discard twine. Slice pork into 12 slices; serve with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

206 calories; fat 10.7g; saturated fat 4g; mono fat 4.3g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 20g; carbohydrates 7g; fiber 1g; cholesterol 66mg; iron 1mg; sodium 354mg; calcium 45mg; sugars 5g; added sugar 3g.
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