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I needed an easy dinner. A really easy dinner. Those of you who saw me on my very first Facebook Live episode here know why. I had been planning an awesome long weekend getaway to the cabin up in northern Arizona. Twelve people. Four days. That’s a total of 12 meals for a dozen people! That’s a lot of planning and a lot of food for a lot of meals in a row. So the night before we left, I needed a really easy meal. Grilled Pork Loin Stuffed Baked Potatoes to the rescue!
I know I’m not the only one who needs a really fast, really easy, really tasty no-brainer meal on a regular basis. So this post is for all of you in the same boat! Being a food writer is a great gig. I get exposed to all kinds of food, kitchen gadgets, and products I may not have otherwise known about. Such is the case with this awesome Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork. Sometimes a product comes around that just makes me smile. Smile at the ease of it. Smile at the deliciousness of it. Smile at how much easier it makes my life! Yep – I found that product when I found Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork.
I love all things pork – bacon, sausage, chops, pulled, etc… you name it, I love it! And I have no problem putting in the work to make it tasty (like when we made these fall-off-the-bone-mouth-watering ribs). But I was SO happy to find the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork for those times when I don’t have the time to put in the time! And the variety of flavors is amazing – I’m talking garlic and herb, portobello mushroom, mesquite, and my personal favorite, applewood smoked bacon!! Yum!) These are great cuts of meat that Smithfield® pre-marinates and packages in very convenient vacuum sealed packaging, easily found at your neighborhood Walmart store! And when I say they’re absolutely perfect for grilling, boy do I mean it.
Just heat up the charcoal grill, open the package, and toss that bad boy on the sizzling grill. Ten to twelve minutes later, you’ll have a juicy, flavorful, tender, grilled to smoky perfection pork loin. A delicious dinner in about ten minutes! It doesn’t get much easier than that! (And if you want even more info about it, check out this link! Tons of great ideas there, as well as in this YouTube Video below! Now that ought to get your taste buds tingling!)
So for that night before our fantastic long weekend adventure when I needed something no-brainer-easy for dinner, the answer was clear. Grilled Pork Loin Stuffed Baked Potatoes. Throw your russet potatoes in the oven for an hour (or 10 minutes in the microwave), heat up your charcoal grill, steam some broccoli (click here to see how to steam broccoli on your grill) at the same time you’re grilling the Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork, and voila – dinner is done! Open up that baked potato, toss in a pat of butter, a handful of fresh steamed broccoli, sprinkle with some shredded cheese, and top with juicy, grilled, diced Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork and a dollop of sour cream. Dinner served. Problem solved.