Peppered Pork With Pecan Biscuits
Bake the biscuits in advance, and freeze in a zip-top plastic freezer bag for up to four weeks.
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Bake: 37 Minutes
Stand: 15 Minutes
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 (2-lb.) package pork tenderloins
- 1 (1/4-oz.) envelope rapid-rise yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3/4 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
- 1 (20-oz.) box all-purpose baking mix
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- Coarse-grained Dijon mustard
- 1. Combine pepper and salt. Rub evenly over pork tenderloins, and place on a lightly greased rack in a roasting pan.
- 2. Bake at 450° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 155°. Let stand 10 minutes before thinly slicing. Reduce oven temperature to 425°.
- 3. Combine yeast, sugar, and 3/4 cup water in a large bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
- 4. Add baking mix and next 4 ingredients to yeast mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Stir in flour (up to 1/2 cup) as needed until dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead gently 2 to 3 times.
- 5. Pat or roll dough to a 1-inch thickness; cut biscuits with a 1 1/2-inch round cutter. Place biscuits on lightly greased baking sheets.
- 6. Bake at 425° for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Split biscuits; serve sliced pork in biscuits with mustard.
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