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Glazed Pork on Sweet Potato Beds

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.


6 servings

When solving the what’s-for-dinner puzzle, this maple-glazed pork tenderloin is often our top choice. Add sweet potatoes for a comfy side. —Jessie Grearson, Falmouth, Maine
Glazed Pork on Sweet Potato Beds Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and cut into 8 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • PORK:
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons wasabi mustard
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced


  1. Place sweet potatoes and apple in a large saucepan with water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cover and cook just until tender, 10-12 minutes. Drain. Mash potatoes and apple. Add the next 5 ingredients; keep warm.
  2. Stir water into cornstarch until smooth; add syrup, mustard, soy sauce and pepper. Add pork; stir to coat.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Brown pork. Add garlic; cook until meat is no longer pink, 3-5 minutes longer. Serve with sweet potatoes and pan juices.

Nutrition Facts

3 ounces pork with 1/2 cup sweet potato mixture: 327 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 473mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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