Description Edit

This was a recipe contest winner in New Orleans. From Southern Living Holiday Meals, 1982

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Pour boiling water over apricots, let stand for 20 minutes to soften.
  4. Drain.
  5. Saute green onions, mushrooms, and green pepper in butter until tender.
  6. Add rice, apricots, pecans, parsley, and seasonings; stir until well combined.
  7. Cut a lengthwise slit on top of each tenderloin, being careful not to cut through the bottom and sides.
  8. Spoon half of stuffing into the opening of one tenderloin; place cut side of second tenderloin over stuffing.
  9. Tie tenderloins together securely with string, and place on a rack in a roasting pan.
  10. Top with two bacon slices.
  11. Repeat procedure with remaining tenderloins.
  12. Place an aluminum foil tent over tenderloins; bake 325°F for 1½ to 2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 170°F.
  13. Remove foil the last 30 – 40 minutes of baking.
  14. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes.
  15. Remove string; slice and garnish with apricot halves and parsley.
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