Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin

with roasted beets and carrots

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk

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Carb Conscious
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There's a reason that pictures and drawings of pigs roasting often show a tart apple between the poor swine's gums; pork and apple just go together. We could probably delve into the chemistry of why, with a few spreadsheets and charts, but for what? You can taste the goodness for yourself, with the apple butter and pork medallions seasoned with cinnamon and chipotle tangoing on your tongue. Roast beets and carrots garnished with tangy goat cheese only augment the flavors, sealing the argument that pork and apple deserve their dynamic duo reputation.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 oz. Carrot
  • 8 oz. Red Beet
  • 14 oz. Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp. Chipotle Cinnamon Seasoning
  • 4 oz. Applesauce
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    1 oz. Butter
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    1 oz. Goat Cheese

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Prepare the Ingredients

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel, trim, and quarter carrot lengthwise. Cut quarters into ½" pieces. Trim ends off beet, peel, and cut into ½" dice. Pat pork tenderloin dry.

  • Step 2 - Start the Vegetables

    Start the Vegetables

    Place beet on prepared baking sheet and toss with ½ tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven, 10 minutes. Once roasted, carefully move beets to one side of baking sheet. Place carrot next to beets and toss with ½ tsp. olive oil, ¼ tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Spread beet and carrot into a single layer on their sides. Roast, 8 minutes. Remove from oven. Beet and carrot will finish cooking in a later step. While vegetables roast, sear tenderloin.

  • Step 3 - Finish Vegetables and Cook Pork Tenderloin

    Finish Vegetables and Cook Pork Tenderloin

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Place pork tenderloin in hot pan and sear on two sides until browned, 3-4 minutes per side. Carefully, move beet and carrot to one side of baking sheet. Transfer pork tenderloin to empty space on baking sheet and season all over with chipotle cinnamon seasoning. Roast until beet and carrot are tender and pork tenderloin reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 10-12 minutes. Rest roasted pork 5 minutes, then slice into ¼" slices. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

  • Step 4 - Make the Apple Butter

    Make the Apple Butter

    Add applesauce to pan used to sear pork tenderloin and place over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until heated through, 1-2 minutes. Remove from burner. Stir butter into applesauce until completely melted.

  • Step 5 - Finish the Dish

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing vegetables with goat cheese (breaking it up with your hands if needed) and placing pork slices on apple butter. Bon appétit!

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