MAMBO PORK ROLLS WITH SWEET POTATOES

 

  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 60 minutes

Backstory

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.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Tropical Food’s Mexicali Fire® Snack Mix, crushed
  • 1 lb. pork loin chops
  • ½ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • Maple syrup as needed
  • 1 box cornbread mix
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • ½ cup carrots, steamed and chopped
  • ¼ cup celery, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ cup pecorino romano cheese, shredded

Directions

  • 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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