Pork Tenderloin

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20–30 minutes
Total time: 25–35 minutes

Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 piece pork and 1/4 of apples and onions


1 pork tenderloin (about 1 3/4 pounds)
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 medium onions, cut into chunks
2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced


Preheat oven to 425°F. Trim excess fat from tenderloin and rub with pepper and garlic. Place onions and apples in the bottom of a roasting pan. Place seasoned tenderloin on top of apples and onions. Insert a meat thermometer into tenderloin and cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 155°F, about 25–30 minutes, depending on the thickness of the roast. Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Cut roast into 4 pieces and serve with apples and onions.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving:
Calories: 255
Protein: 30 g
Total fat: 7 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 129 mg
Sodium: 117 mg
Dietary fiber: 3 g

Liz Friedrich is a nutrition and health promotion consultant based in North Carolina.

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