Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite meats to work with because it makes quick and easy meals after a long day of work that seem decadent. Once you sear the pork, it only takes a little more time in the oven. You can also do a lot of things with pork tenderloin whether you want a sweet or more savory meal.
I made some broccoli on the side of this meal, which went great with it. I would also recommend green beans or another green veggie.
I based my recipe off this one.
Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Maple-Glazed Apples
- 1 pork tenderloin (I find size doesn’t really matter, as they are all relatively the same size)
- 1 tablespoon EVOO or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons butter or fat of your choice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 Granny Smith apples, sliced into 1/2 inches
- 1 shallot (or onion), thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
- Rub pork tenderloin with cinnamon, s&p. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. Sear the pork about 4 minutes on each side, or until browning. Set aside.
- Melt the butter in the still hot skillet, then add the apple slices and shallot. Saute for about 1 minute. Stir in the maple syrup, lemon juice, s&p. Either return the pork to the pan to place everything in the oven, or transfer all to a baking dish. Place in the oven and roast for about 12 minutes, or until pork is 145 degrees F. Let stand 5 minutes, serve and enjoy!