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Pork tenderloin with apples and balsamic vinegar

Serves 4

Medically reviewed on Nov 19, 2018

Dietitian Tip

This tenderloin is topped with an apple and balsamic vinegar sauce that complements the slightly sweet taste of the pork. Serve with steamed red potatoes, fresh asparagus, whole-wheat dinner rolls, and cubed cantaloupe and watermelon.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed of all visible fat
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 cups chopped apple
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

Directions

Heat the oven to 450 F. Lightly coat a baking pan with cooking spray.

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the pork and sprinkle with black pepper. Cook until the tenderloin is browned on all sides, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and place in the prepared baking pan. Roast the pork for about 15 minutes, or until a food thermometer indicates 165 F (medium).

Meanwhile, add the onion, apple and rosemary to the skillet. Saute over medium heat until the onions and apples are soft, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the broth and vinegar. Increase the heat and boil until the sauce has reduced, about 5 minutes.

To serve, place the pork on a large platter. Slice on the diagonal and put onto 4 warmed plates. Scoop the onion-apple sauce over the top and serve immediately.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1 piece
Calories240
Carbohydrate17 g
Cholesterol74 mg
Fiber3 g
Protein26 g
Sodium83 mg
Monounsaturated Fat4 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Total Fat6 g

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