Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

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)
Recipe from Health

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 339
  • Fat: 18g
  • Saturated fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 10g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 5g
  • Protein: 26g
  • Carbohydrate: 19g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 255mg
  • Calcium: 39mg

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. 1. Combine apple cider and pork in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours.
  2. 2. Preheat oven to 400°.
  3. 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.
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