Allspice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Cinnamon-Sautéed Apples and Cilantro Rice

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The juicy pork tenderloin absorbs flavors from its allspice-and-pepper rub. The skillet-cooked apple slices add sweetness, both from the fruit and the cinnamon. Remember this recipe for crisp autumn nights.

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   3 ounces pork, 1 apple, and 1/2 cup rice per serving

For the Cilantro Rice

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice OR
  • 16 ounces packaged, cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro or parsley (fresh)
  • 2 medium green onions (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon or lime juice

For the Pork Tenderloin:

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin (all visible fat discarded)
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons canola or corn oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 medium apples, such as Granny Smith, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

For the Cilantro Rice:

  1. Stir the lime juice, cilantro, and green onions into the warm rice.

For the Pork Tenderloin:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, stir together the allspice and pepper. Sprinkle over the pork. Using your fingertips, gently press the mixture so it adheres to the pork.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the pork for 4 minutes, turning to brown on each side.
  3. Transfer the pork to a baking dish. Roast for 25 minutes, or until the pork registers an internal temperature of 145°F on an instant-read thermometer.
  4. Meanwhile, in the same skillet, cook the apples and cinnamon over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the apples are soft, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
  5. Stir the cilantro, green onions, and lemon juice into the rice. When the pork has roasted, transfer it to a cutting board. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes before cutting diagonally across the grain into slices. Serve the pork on the rice. Top the pork slices with the apples.

Cooking Tip: Letting meats, such as pork or beef, stand for a few minutes after roasting allows them to retain more of their natural juices.

Keep it Healthy: Fruit isn’t just for breakfast or snacks. It can be part of dinner, as in this recipe. Cooked pears or apples are great sides for meat dishes. Pineapple chunks make an excellent fruit salsa to accompany fish or chicken dishes. Toss some orange slices with a dark green, leafy salad!

Tip: Double the amount of pork tenderloin and use the leftovers to make Jerk Pork Sandwiches. Just chop the pork into small pieces and coat it with the jerk spices.

Nutrition Facts

Allspice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Cinnamon-Sautéed Apples and Cilantro Rice

CaloriesCalories

315 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

24g Per Serving

FiberFiber

6g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$3.39

Nutrition Facts

Calories 315
Total Fat 6.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 56 mg
Total Carbohydrate 43 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 20 g
Protein 24 g

 

The juicy pork tenderloin absorbs flavors from its allspice-and-pepper rub. The skillet-cooked apple slices add sweetness, both from the fruit and the cinnamon. Remember this recipe for crisp autumn nights.

Nutrition Facts

Allspice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Cinnamon-Sautéed Apples and Cilantro Rice

CaloriesCalories

315 Per Serving

ProteinProtein

24g Per Serving

FiberFiber

6g Per Serving

Cost Per ServingCost Per Serving

$3.39
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Calories 315
Total Fat 6.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Sodium 56 mg
Total Carbohydrate 43 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Sugars 20 g
Protein 24 g

Ingredients

Servings  4   Serving Size   3 ounces pork, 1 apple, and 1/2 cup rice per serving

For the Cilantro Rice

  • 2 cups cooked brown rice OR
  • 16 ounces packaged, cooked brown rice
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro or parsley (fresh)
  • 2 medium green onions (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon or lime juice

For the Pork Tenderloin:

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin (all visible fat discarded)
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons canola or corn oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 medium apples, such as Granny Smith, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

Tip: Click on step to mark as complete.

For the Cilantro Rice:

  1. Stir the lime juice, cilantro, and green onions into the warm rice.

For the Pork Tenderloin:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, stir together the allspice and pepper. Sprinkle over the pork. Using your fingertips, gently press the mixture so it adheres to the pork.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the pork for 4 minutes, turning to brown on each side.
  3. Transfer the pork to a baking dish. Roast for 25 minutes, or until the pork registers an internal temperature of 145°F on an instant-read thermometer.
  4. Meanwhile, in the same skillet, cook the apples and cinnamon over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until the apples are soft, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat.
  5. Stir the cilantro, green onions, and lemon juice into the rice. When the pork has roasted, transfer it to a cutting board. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes before cutting diagonally across the grain into slices. Serve the pork on the rice. Top the pork slices with the apples.

Cooking Tip: Letting meats, such as pork or beef, stand for a few minutes after roasting allows them to retain more of their natural juices.

Keep it Healthy: Fruit isn’t just for breakfast or snacks. It can be part of dinner, as in this recipe. Cooked pears or apples are great sides for meat dishes. Pineapple chunks make an excellent fruit salsa to accompany fish or chicken dishes. Toss some orange slices with a dark green, leafy salad!

Tip: Double the amount of pork tenderloin and use the leftovers to make Jerk Pork Sandwiches. Just chop the pork into small pieces and coat it with the jerk spices.

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