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Pork Tenderloin and Cannellini Beans

Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr

 

Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 ounces pork and 1/2 cup bean mixture)
Your family will love the flavor combinations in Pork Tenderloin and Cannellini Beans. You'll love the fact that it's on the table in just 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, lightly crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 4 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Nutrition Information

  • calories 227
  • fat 6.5 g
  • satfat 1.3 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 0.8 g
  • protein 30 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 74 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 475 mg
  • calcium 51 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 425°.

  2. Combine rosemary, fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly over pork.

  3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add pork; cook 9 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove pork from pan. Add onion and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add tomato and sage; cook 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, chicken stock, red pepper, and cannellini beans, and bring to a boil. Return pork to pan, and place pan in oven. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until a thermometer registers 140°.

  4. Place pork on a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Heat pan over medium heat; cook bean mixture 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Sprinkle with parsley. Thinly slice pork; serve with bean mixture.

Cook's Notes

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