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Let me tell you a little something about pork roast.
First up, its maybe my new favorite cut of meat to serve a crowd.
I know that might sound odd, but hear me out. Over Thanksgiving I bought a beef roast to feed twelve people and it was $135. Granted I did buy it at Whole Foods, but um, whoa! Why such a fancy meal for a such big crowd? Hello, I had to please Kai for his 20th birthday! It was three nights of all his favorite foods + a BIG Thanksgiving dinner.
Really, I would be the bestest girlfriend to a guy who loves food.
ANYWAY, the next night I bought this pork loin roast for…$7. YES! Count me in – all guests coming for Christmas, expect some pork!
OKAY. I will definitely be doing beef as well, cause that has ALWAYS been our Christmas Eve dinner, but for many of the other nights I’m thinking pork… tacos, sammies, chops, soup and of course this roast.
I will not lie, when I set out to make this recipe I was a little scared. I had never rolled and stuffed meat like this. FYI, I watched a whole slew of YouTube videos (yes, I am just like you and watch YouTube videos to learn new skills) before even attempting to test out this recipe.
Good things happened and no disasters to report!
Pat on the back, double fist pump.
Let’s start out by saying, I know this seems scary, stuffing a pork roast I mean. Let’s follow that up with, DO NOT be scared. I was shocked at just how easy this whole process was. Like you can do this.
You literally just make a few slices in the meat and it kind of rolls out into a flat piece for you. Almost magically, but then not really. From there you just add the wild rice, roll, secure with kitchen twine and roast.
Pretty simple, but yet super elegant, right?!?
Soo let’s talk about that wild rice though. It’s filled with bacon…and mushrooms, which is maybe the best combo ever. The bacon drippings act as the dressing creating awesome flavor. AND there’s also some roasted pistachios and feta happening too. YUM. It’s kind of the perfect thing to get rolled up into a pork, which then gets covered in a pineapple glaze…
That pineapple glaze, that glaze is my world at the moment. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of pineapple (I buy a minimum of two a week), so obviously, this is my kind of meal!
You can kind of think of this meal as being similar to a pineapple glazed holiday ham. But instead of a ham, it’s pork loin roast, and instead of ALL meat, there are carbs rolled up in there.
Because for as much as I love pineapple, I equally love carbs. <–truth.
The best part about this recipe is that it’s easy enough to make on a weeknight (but you do need to have some time since it does take a while for the pork and rice to cook), but fancy enough to serve at any Christmas party. You can even prep the roast ahead of time and then just roast it before your guests arrive.
And did I mention… it’s a pretty dang cheap meal? For some reason that’s a big selling factor to me, I mean delicious AND inexpensive, wow! Bigger selling factor though is that pineapple glaze. I am totally all about this recipe because of the glaze. Can’t get enough.
Most random SIDE NOTE: is anyone else stressing a bit about Christmas shopping?!? I totally blew it with cyber Monday and did zero shopping. Now I have to buy full-price and get it all here in time too. Oh boy, oh boy. I am both stressing and excited at the same time. Stressing cause I have zero time to actually shop, but excited because I LOVE Christmas shopping. Finding people the best gifts is my favorite! 🙂
So what do you think?? Wild rice, bacon, feta, mushrooms?? Inside a moist pineapple glazed pork?!?!?
Can we all make this Pineapple Glazed Pork Roast now??
Like right NOW, it will make for a fancy little Thursday night dinner?!? Perfect for December!
YES, LETS DO IT!
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Really, do it. Seriously. Doesn’t that just look perfect?!? 🙂
First off — It is still Cyber Monday deals week at Amazon.com! Git it, girl!
Secondly, I think I may make this roast for my family’s Christmas dinner. Looks AMAZING.
Thirdly, my boyfriend is allergic to all nuts but pecans and almonds, so I wonder if I could do toasted pecans in the stuffing instead of the pistachios. What do you think?
Now this is the way to do pork roast! Love that pineapple glaze and the wild rice stuffing sounds so good!
Oh. my. word. This looks amazing! Love that pineapple glaze to give the dish a sweet little zing!
I will make it for my holiday party with my friends. I may change a little bit using as a glaze a Roasted Pineapple Habanero Sauce that I have. Thanks so much for the recipe and I really love your photos.
I would have never thought to put pineapple and pork together! What a clever combination! This look so delicious! And yeah I am frantically trying to do Christmas shopping right now and shooting myself in the foot for not taking advantage of Cyber Monday. And then you gotta wait for it to get mailed to you and then something things are on back order. It’s mayhem!
It truly is!! Thanks Linda! Good luck with the shopping!
I’ve never rolled and stuffed a pork joint before either, though I have eaten a few! Not whole ones though 🙂 I love it, watching videos on youtube to find out how to do things – there really is nothing you cannot learn from youtube 😀
Thanks Fiona! 🙂
very pretty pictures <3
Thank you! I of course don’t think so, but then I never do! Means a lot! 🙂 Merry Christmas season!
This looks gorgeous, Tieghan! I think I may be making this for Christmas rather than a turkey! Really beautiful.
Thank you so much! Hope you had a great day!
I like the new lower temperatures for Pork, no more shoe leather!
Goodness, this looks so amazing. I may have to change my traditional roast beef for stuffed pork loin come christmas! I absolutely love adding fruit to pork, this is perfect!
Thank you so much! Hope you had a great day!
Ok, so I’m not the best husband when it comes to eating pork. M wife adores pork roasts but I won’t touch them. But…..having said that, yours does look yummy. And I have to give it to you, lots cheaper than the beef roast you were talking about. So, I’m giving the wife the green light. I’ll eat her pork and then maybe she’ll let me buy our first flatscreen t.v.???!!!!!!!
Yum ! So what time is dinner Tieghan 🙂
I love a Pork Roast. I have to admit I have never stuffed one before, so there is always a first time, and that time will be soon, because for some reason Pork here, seems to be on special at most places where I shop …Bonus !
The wild rice, mushrooms and bacon really seems like a keeper…Doing this for sure 🙂
hehe! Thanks Lynne!
I loooooove pork, I love pork roast!! I normally do not go for the loin – it is way more expensive here in Portugal, go figure!! – and I find that it tends to dry up a little, it doesn’t become as succulent as shoulder, for instance, which is my fave! I really love the idea of that stuffing inside the pork, though, the wild rice and the mushrooms really did it for me – as opposed to pineapple as I don’t really like pineapple in savoury dishes…
Pineapple and bacon? Two of my favourite foods together in one recipe… This looks amazing xD
this sounds like such an easy and tasty filling! half tempted to just make that and forgo the pork (; and christmas shopping is so hard! i never know what to get anyone (what to bake for them is a lot more instantaneous), and the crowds are crazy (my friend snapped me from the mall last night and it was already a zoo).
Thanks Heather!! UGH…the crowds!