April 4, 2011

Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Apple Gravy

Pork! I never really cook it, but wanted to take off my training wheels and dive in- best plan, roasted pork tenderloin. Best garnish Apples! Duh! This has to be the easiest, most tasty way to cook a tenderloin in my opinion- however not the only way, for sure. I hope you enjoy.

What you need

2-3 lb Pork tenderloin (fat on, good quality)
1 Apple (I used gala)
1 Shallot chopped
2 C. veggie broth
1 T. apple cider vinegar

Step 1: Rinse and pat dry pork, salt and pepper entire piece of meat.

Step 2: In a hot dutch oven lay pork fat side down. Allow for fat to render, you will know this once your kitchen starts to smell like breakfast.

Step 3: Remove roast and add cubed apples and shallot saute lightly, then deglaze with 2 C. hot broth- bring to simmer and put pork back in.

Step 4: Cover with lid and put in a 325˚ oven for about 45min. Depending on size of roast cook it till it's internal temp is 140˚ for medium to 160˚ well done. 

Step 5: Remove the roast to rest, and put dutch oven back on stove, add 1 T. apple cider vinegar and bring to boil- mash apples with a potato masher, reduce till apples make a thick sauce.

check out that beautiful crust!

Step 6: Slice, Plate and Serve! (my dinner was accompanied with sauteed polenta and braised swiss chard) 


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