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Grilled Pork Loin Filet with Grilled Green Beans - The entire meal prepared easily on the grill for a great summer dinner. This dinner is ready in about 30 minutes, because summer is busy!
Summer is finally here! Woo-hoo.
Well, okay, officially, we have a couple more days but I mean, it's basically here, so I'm calling it summer.
Every year I seem to think that once the kids are out of school life is going to somehow slow down and every year I am sorely mistaken.
This summer, I'm not going to fool myself. I know that once school lets out, life is going to be just as crazy. I'll be chauffeuring the kids to and from camps and play dates. We will be spending endless days at the beach.
Something I've been doing the last few months to save time is using Walmart Online Grocery Pickup. This is my favorite grocery pickup service and I have tried a few. I love that there is NO FEE and also tipping is not allowed. How great is that? That made me sound cheap didn't it? I just don't like the stress or the hassle of trying to calculate a tip, that's all.
I just place my order online and choose my pick up window. When my order is ready to be picked up, I get notified and when I arrive they come right out with my groceries. There are markings showing me where the pick up area is and designated parking spots. It's pretty easy. I don't even have to get out of my car. They do the work!
The first time I was placing an order I was nervous I would have to use brands I was not familiar with but I was pleasantly surprised. I was able to order all the kids favorite snacks and drinks and I was even able to order Smithfield® products!
As you know from several past recipe posts, Smithfield® is always my go-to brand for pork products. I've told you before but I'll remind you why I remain loyal to this brand alone:
- Real fresh ingredients
- 100% fresh pork
- easy preparations - grill, saute, slow cook, oven etc.
- flavorful marinades using real ingredients
Since my picky son has been obsessed with bacon lately, I decided to try out the Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Filet. This is a variety I hadn't yet tried and was pretty excited about the flavors.
Since summer is here (fine - almost here), my husband filled up our grill's gas tank and I have been itching to cook out there.
In addition to the Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Filet, I also ordered green beans. Remember that awesome green bean recipe I shared a few weeks ago? Well, I was pretty psyched I was able to transform it into a recipe that can be prepared on the grill. So, this entire meal was prepared on the grill! Awesome, right? I know! There is so much less clean up with grilling than cooking indoors.
If you are looking for a starch, you could also throw some potatoes (also available thru Walmart Online Grocery Pickup) on the grill too, with the same ingredients I coated the beans in but honestly, I didn't miss a starch.
Here's the thing when grilling certain veggies, they can slip through the grates. I would recommend either a cooking mat or a veggie basket. I prefer the mat in a recipe where there is a lot of oil to avoid major flames, but I have done it both ways.
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Grilled Pork Loin with Grilled Green Beans
- 1 Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet
- 12 oz green beans trimmed
- 2-3 cloves garlic I love garlic so I use 3
- ¼ C olive oil
- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- ½ teaspoon coarse ground pepper
- Preheat grill to a medium flame.
- Place pork over flame. Cook until good grill marks appear (should just take a few minutes). Flip over until grill marks appear on other side. Reduce heat to a medium/low temperature, close cover and cook, turning occasionally, until desired temperature is achieved (I go for a safe 150 F). Set aside to rest.
- While pork is cooking, mix together oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Toss beans in mixture. When pork is almost done cooking, add beans to the grill (on a veggie basket or grilling mat). Toss occasionally until tender crisp, about 5-7 minutes.
- After pork rests for at least 5 minutes, slice and serve with beans.
Finding yourself with leftovers of the Grilled Pork Loin Filet?
I diced up the pork and tossed it in with a simple potato hash and topped with a runny egg. It made an awesome mid morning breakfast!