Yep. Beer everywhere.
Since the home improvements continue, my bed is in the dining room, and my dresser is in the living room, it seemed appropriate to drown my problems in beer.
Who is with me?
Come on ride this train.
I marinated a pork loin in beer. I put beer in the stuffing.
I even made a plum sauce with…
You guessed it. Beer. A Belgian Tripel actually – one of our home brews. Chris made this one the same day I brewed an Irish Red that we later infused with Jameson’s. Because that’s the way we roll.
I may have even poured some in a glass for personal consumption. Because that’s the way I roll.
Hey wait! Who drank my beer?
Home improvement without home brew is unacceptable.
So I put it everywhere.
And stuffed a pork loin.
While my tile floors are being installed.
And I’m doing my best to hang on to my sanity.
Could you kindly pass me a beer?
Belgian Tripel Beer Marinated Stuffed Pork Loin with Plum Sauce
For the Pork Loin
- 1.5 pound pork loin
- 1 1/2 cups Belgian Tripel Beer I used my own home brew, but any craft Belgian would be fine - see notes
- salt and pepper
For the Sausage Stuffing
- 1 stick of butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 pound mild sausage
- 1 onion diced
- 7-9 garlic cloves minced
- 2 celery stalks diced
- 4 mushrooms diced
- 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon sage
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup Belgian Tripel Beer
- 4 cups bread crumbs I used Pepperidge Farm white bread seasoned
- 1/2 cup parsley chopped
For the Belgian Tripel Plum Sauce
- 4 plums quartered and pits removed
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 3 clementines zest and juice
- 1 cup Belgian Tripel Beer
- Plastic Wrap
- Kitchen Twine
- Meat Hammer
Combine the pork loin and 1 1/2 cups of Belgian Tripel beer in a zip top bag or other container to marinate at least 2 hours or overnight
Preheat oven to 350
In a nonstick or cast iron skillet melt the butter with olive oil
Add sausage and break into pieces with a wooden spoon
Add mushrooms, onions, celery, and garlic, cardamom, cinnamon, sage, salt and pepper. Cook until sausage is brown and vegetables are translucent - about 10 minutes
Add 1 cup of Belgian Tripel Beer, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook about 5 minutes, let cool slightly
Pour breadcrumbs into a large mixing bowl, pour cooled sausage mixture into breadcrumbs, add parsley, and stir until combined and all the breadcrumbs are wet
Lay overlapping pieces of plastic wrap on counter, remove pork loin RESERVING BEER MARINADE and lay the pork on the plastic, butterfly by slicing longways without cutting all the way through, lay flat, cover with another 2 pieces of overlapping plastic wrap, and pound with a meat hammer until it's about 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick
Remove plastic, generously salt and pepper the pork loin, spoon on about 1 1/2 - 2 cups of stuffing and press it into the pork across the long side
Roll up the pork jelly roll style with the stuffing inside and tie with a few pieces of kitchen twine
Place on a meat rack in a roasting pan and roast for about 45 minutes or until the internal temperature is 155 - 160
Let pork rest after removing from oven for at least 15 minutes
While the pork is roasting make sauce.
Combine reserved Belgian Tripel Beer marinade (1 1/2 cups), plums, and brown sugar in a saucepan, bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, add clementine juice and zest, and simmer until thick (about 30 minutes)
Add to a food processor or blender and puree until fairly smooth
To serve, spoon sauce onto a platter, slice pork loin, and arrange on top of the sauce. Serve additional sauce on the side
Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
Oh gosh this is fantastic. What a superb marinade for stuffed prok loin. Just perfect.
Thanks so much Kelsey!
Olivia @ Olivia's Cuisine
I love cooking with beer. Even more than I love drinking it, I must confess! I bet this was a very rewarding dinner after all the work you’ve been doing in your home! 🙂
I have to say that I love both drinking and cooking with beer And brewing it for that matter!
Annie @ ciaochowbambina
Oh my! We are smack dab in the middle of a home improvement project also! And boy do I like the way you roll…. There’s nothing more I’d like right now than this pork loin and your home brew!
It’s nice to know I have a friend in the same boat Annie! Come on over and I’ll share both with you! The kegerator is full. 🙂
This looks amazing Rachele! Love pork and beer! Good luck with the project!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
Good luck with all the home renos! This looks so flavorful and amazing!
Thanks Kelly! I hope to be done during this century.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
This pork loin sounds absolutely amazing! I love that it’s marinated in beer. And that plum sauce…yum! Sounds delicious!
Thanks so much Gayle! At least something good came out of all that frustration!
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
Rachelle – I don’t eat pork, but you might’ve changed my mind. THIS. LOOKS. AMAZING! Triples are delicious alone, but with that stuffing and plum sauce. Wow. 😀
Thanks Erin! I was feeling kind of crazy. Tripel home brew was a good choice! Do you eat chicken? It could work with that too I think. But I also think beer works with everything! 🙂
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
This looks so moist and delicious…and beer does taste good with everything!
Thanks Kathy! Beer makes everything better!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
This pork loin looks so good! Such a creative to enjoy pork, which I need to cook more – I always forget about pork for some reason!
Thanks Keri! I actually don’t make it that often either. We tend to throw pork butts on the smoker in the summer though.
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
This pork loin looks divine! I love the fact it’s marinated in beer – so rich and tasty! 😀
Thanks so much Jess! It was a beer kind of day. 🙂
David @ Spiced
Haha…this post totally made me laugh, Rachelle! I love home improvement projects, but I also hate home improvement projects. Beer makes that all better. I’m also loving how you used beer in every way possible to make this pork loin. It looks delicious! And now I’m craving a Belgian tripel…and it’s only 8:30am. Thanks a lot.
Thanks David! You know what I say during home improvement? It’s 5:00 somewhere…..