Roasted Pork and Apples
Recipe Type: Dinner
A warm wintry dish with a delectable combination of sweet and savory flavors.
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 lb pork tenderloin
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried rosemary
- 2 small sweet onions, thinly sliced
- 2 cups chopped celery
- 1 medium apple, cored and sliced to 1/4-in slices (can leave skin on)
- 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
- 2 Tbsp orange juice (or balsamic vinegar)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Combine salt, pepper, thyme and rosemary in a small bowl.
- Rub spice mixture over pork.
- Heat oil in a large oven proof roasting dish (or cast iron skillet) over high heat.
- Add pork and turn to brown on all sides, about 5 minutes total.
- Add onion, celery and apple to skillet and sauté 5 minutes.
- Add broth and orange juice, cover (if using skillet, cover with tin foil) and place in preheated oven.
- Roast for about 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Remove from oven and place pork on a cutting board to rest.
- Return roasting dish or skillet to stove top and bring apple and liquid mixture to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce to low and simmer, uncovered, until liquid is cut in half, about 5-8 minutes.
- Serve 4 oz of pork with 1 cup apples and sauce ladled on top.
Serving size: 4 oz pork, 1 cup apple mix with sauce Calories: 233 Fat: 8g Carbohydrates: 15g Sugar: 9g Sodium: 332mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 25g
4 Protein 1 Fruit 1 Vegetable 1 Healthy Fat