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Get Big on Pig: Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Get Big on Pig: Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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Try this protein-packed dish the next time you crave the other white meat.

Sweet, spicy, and full of muscle-building protein, this pork tenderloin with bell pepper marmalade dish makes it easy for you to get whole-food protein in a variety of convenient ways. If you’re watching your carbs, eat it straight of the plate. For times when you aren’t as carb conscious, portion it out over garlic bread, which is my personal favorite and described in the instructions below. It also makes a great topper for nachos or taco filling. No matter what your preference, it’s hard to go wrong with these.

Calories
305
Protein
34g
Fat
9g
Carbs
19g
Cook time: 45-60 minutes
Servings: 12 appetizer portions
Ingredients: 
2 tbsp  Grapeseed oil
3 lbs  Tenderloin
1/4-1/2 cup  Roaster Garlic Pepper
1  red onion (diced)
1  red bell pepper (diced)
1  orange bell pepper (diced)
1/2 cup  honey
1/2 cup  red wine vinegar
2 tbsp  tabasco sauce
1/2 cup  cranberry sauce
4 tbsp  butter (for garlic bread)
2 oz  extra virgin olive oil (for garlic bread)
4 cloves  garlic (minced) (for garlic bread)
1  baguette (cut into 1/2-inch slices) (for garlic bread)

Equipment:

  • Kitchen knife
  • Cutting board
  • Large saute pan
  • Roasting pan
  • Skillet

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat grapeseed oil in large sauté pan and sear pork on all sides.
  3. Transfer pork to roasting pan, rub with garlic pepper, and roast in oven until tender, 45–60 minutes. Allow pork to rest 8–10 minutes before slicing.
  4. While pork is in oven, heat onions and peppers in hot skillet (dry, no oil) for 3 minutes—removing liquid by “sweating them down.”
  5. Add honey, vinegar, wine, hot sauce, and cranberry sauce. Stir well. Reduce over medium-low heat until no liquid remains and marmalade is thick.
  6. Slice pork and assemble appetizers by layering a pork medallion and a small amount of marmalade on garlic bread. You can also enjoy as dip, entrée, or sandwich.
  7. For the garlic bread: Melt butter in olive oil over low heat. Add garlic and cook until soft. Assemble bread slices on baking sheet and spoon garlic mixture onto each. Lightly toast bread in oven while pork sits.
  8. Each slice of garlic bread adds 18g carbs, 7g fat and 4g of protein.

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