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Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)
This easy pecan-crusted pork tenderloin is a tasty way to prepare this classic cut of meat.  Simply marinate the pork tenderloin in apple cider, rub with a sugary mustard mixture, and roll in chopped pecans, then bake for 25 minutes. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 339
  • fat 18 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • monofat 10 g
  • polyfat 5 g
  • protein 26 g
  • carbohydrate 19 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 255 mg
  • calcium 39 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine apple cider and pork in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours.

    Marinating Meat
  2. Preheat oven to 400°.

  3. Remove pork from bag; discard cider. Combine sugar and next 4 ingredients (through garlic); rub over pork. Roll pork in pecans. Place pork on broiler-pan rack coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.