Thanks to The Rogue Cookie and Julian Bakery, I’m able to sit down and have a very fulfilling breakfast, and so can you! This is Dan from Primal4Life bringing you a “Spinach Stuffed Pork Paleo Bread Sandwich”. Lots of prepping and cooking was going on in our house to make our Christmas celebration that much better…. And one dish really stood out from the rest, which was a Spinach Stuffed Pork Chop recipe that we found online. Everyone absolutely loved it, and since we made way more than we thought we’d eat, I have a bunch left over. Yay!!!!
This recipe is loaded with lots of great, real ingredients that make this plate sing! And combined with some almond Paleo Bread, as well as with some avocado and sauerkraut, I am livin’ it up this morning. But still we are keeping things ultra Paleo! This meal is still kept gluten and grain free, soy and dairy free, and no GMO’s either! And, it’s very low in carbs and fully organic, allowing me to be full with healthy proteins, quality fats, and some great greens!
- 1 TBSP Nuco Liquid Premium Coconut Oil
- 1 TBSP capers
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 sun-dried tomatoes, diced
- 1 (10-ounce) bag of frozen spinach, thawed and excess water squeezed out (we used fresh baby spinach)
- 1/2 teaspoon Sunfood Super Foods Fine Himalayan Crystal Salt, plus more for seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more for seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- 3 raw bacon slices
- 4 (4-ounce) center-cut pork chops (we used a tenderloin)
- 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1/2 lemon, zested
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 slices Almond Paleo Bread
- ½ avocado
- 2 TBSP sauerkraut
Crisp bacon slices in a medium saute pan and let cool on a paper towel. Save the bacon grease and reduce to medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, salt, pepper, and thyme. Cook until combined, about 2 more minutes. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl. Crumble cooked bacon slices into the bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
Side note: This filling would actually make a really good side dish, I’ll have to keep that in mind the next time I need to spruce up my spinach!
Use a sharp knife to cut a pocket into the thickest portion of the pork chop. Stuff each pocket with 1/4 of the spinach and sun-dried tomato mixture and close the pork around the stuffing (may need to secure with a toothpick). Season the outside of the pork with salt and pepper.
In a small bowl combine the chicken broth, lemon zest, lemon juice, and mustard.
Warm 1 tablespoon coconut oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot add the pork. Cook until golden and cooked through, about 4 minutes per side depending on thickness. Transfer the pork to a side dish and tent with foil to keep warm. Add the chicken broth mixture to the skillet over medium-high heat. Scrape up the brown bits from the bottom of the pan as the chicken broth simmers. Reduce the broth by half to make a light sauce, about 8 minutes. Add in capers at the last minute and spoon sauce over the pork before serving.
Spread avocado on one slice of toasted Paleo Bread, and add sauerkraut. Add your pork to the other slice, and combine to make a delicious sandwich!
Now tell me that doesn’t sound incredible? Well it was…. And it is! Guess what… You too can make this scrumptious and savory meal, and also enjoy it as a low-carb and gluten-free sandwich using Paleo Bread! It’s the only bread that touches my plate, or my lips… Why? Because it allows me to feel good! Paleo Bread doesn’t have any of the items mentioned above that we’re are trying to bypass these days, along with being yeast and starch free. And since it’s made with low glycemic items like almond and coconut, along with being low in sugar, Paleo Bread doesn’t spike your blood sugar and insulin levels like traditional grains would. Less inflammation is the overall outcome, along with feeling stronger, performing better, as well as getting sick less often which are long term goals which can be achieved by eating this way.
If this all sounds too good to be true, I dare you to try this meal…. Prove me wrong! It is outstanding, fully Paleo, and will keep you full while putting a huge smile on your face. Check Julian Bakery out at www.JulianBakery.com/Paleo and pick up the items used in this meal so you can impress yourself and everyone you serve this to. And while you are there, why don’t you try a new cookbook out. I highly suggest Beyond Bacon if you are a stuffed pork chop fan, where you can find more great recipes just like this one!
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