Pork Tenderloin and Cannellini Beans

Pork Tenderloin and Cannellini Beans Recipe
Photo: Jason Wallis; Styling: Cindy Barr


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.


Serves 4 (serving size: about 3 ounces pork and 1/2 cup bean mixture)

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Nutritional 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


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


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.


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Ivy Manning,

Cooking Light

April 2014
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