Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

 Recipe
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. 

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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

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.

Note:

Martha Condra,

September 2004
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