Special Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Special Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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"This is my family's all-time favorite pork recipe," shares Ruth Harrow of Bristol, New Hampshire. The moist tenderloin, beautifully complemented by a jazzy applesauce, bakes to melt-in-your-mouth tenderness.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with margarine and light soy sauce and without salt) equals 341 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, salt if desired and pepper. Cut each tenderloin into six pieces; flatten to about 1-in. thickness. Melt butter in a large skillet. Dip pork into flour mixture; add to skillet and brown on both sides. Place in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. baking pan. In the same skillet, saute onion and garlic until tender. Add remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Pour over pork. Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour or until the juices run clear and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Special Pork Tenderloin in Quick Cooking March/April 1999, p57

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with margarine and light soy sauce and without salt) equals 341 calories, 9 g fat (0 saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 451 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 34 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fruit.

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Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

This is one of my family's new favorite dinners. I serve it over brown rice. It is simply delicious! Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

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Reviewed Mar. 18, 2014

Great way to prepare pork tenderloin! We like a little more zing, so next time I will bump up the spices, but the sauce was very tasty, and not sweet. I served it on a bed of rice.

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2014

I have been making this recipe for over 10 years. It is a hit everytime I entertain.

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

So good--thank you!

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Reviewed Nov. 24, 2013

We love this recipe; it's so good! It will definitely be listed as one of our favorites. Would like to try it with chicken as well.

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