Archive for: pork tenderloin

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Pears and Cider

Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite meats to cook with. It stays moist, the kids love it, and there are so many simple ways to prepare it. It's an especially good option when we are tired of the old standby, chicken. We have a few favorite ways to prepare pork tenderloin, and I'm glad to add this recipe to our rotation. This roast pork tenderloin could even be made on a weeknight after work- it's that easy and doesn't require any marinating time beforehand. You first sear the pork on the stovetop. Then while the pork finishes cooking in the oven, you cook some pears in the skillet and make a quick sauce with shallots and cider. All you need to add to make a complete meal is a salad or ... [Continue Reading]

Chili-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Apricot Glaze

Pork tenderloin is a dish that I always seem to forget about, but then when I do remember to include it in my meal plan and discover a delicious recipe like this one, I wonder how I can forget about this great protein option. This version includes a spicy rub and a sweet-spicy glaze, and it is very much a keeper. Not only is this pork full of flavor, it is also easy enough to prepare on a weeknight. You do have to plan ahead, as it requires at least 2 hours of marinating time with the spice rub, but other than that it comes together really easily. This meal was a big hit with the kids too- I just removed a little of the outer meat with the spice rub before serving it to them so it ... [Continue Reading]

Brown Sugar Spiced Pork Loin

This pork tenderloin is a great fall or winter dish. Served with a vegetable and mashed potatoes, or this healthy sweet potato casserole, it makes a comforting and nutritious meal. The pork is quick and easy to put together and turns out tender and flavorful thanks to a spice rub. The flavor of the pork is further enhanced with a sweet and spicy glaze.  (The recipe below uses half the amount of glaze as in the original recipe. This is what I'll follow the next time I make this pork, because there was a bit too much glaze for my tastes when I followed the full recipe.) Perfect for entertaining or a family meal at home, Brown Sugar Spiced Pork Loin is sure to become a new favorite in your ... [Continue Reading]