Meal Kit

Apple Butter Pork Tenderloin

with roasted beets and carrots

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk

Calories Conscious
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 enhance the flavors, sealing the argument that pork and apple deserve their dynamic duo reputation. Tip: To peel the carrot with less effort, lay it down on your cutting board peel one half, rolling it as you peel. (Be sure to peel in a motion away from you!)

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 8 oz. Carrot
  • 8 oz. Red Beet
  • 14 oz. Pork Tenderloin
  • 2 tsp. Ancho Cinnamon Rub
  • 4 oz. Applesauce
  • Info
    1 oz. Butter
  • Info
    1 oz. Goat Cheese

Due to our just-in-time sourcing model, we may have to send you a substitute ingredient. Not to worry! We make sure every ingredient sent to you meets our high quality standards. We’ll keep you informed should a switch occur, so please check the ingredient labels in your meal bag.

  • Nutrition (per serving)

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

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

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using chicken breast, follow same instructions as pork tenderloin in Steps 1 and 3, searing until browned, 2-3 minutes per side, then roasting until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 10-12 minutes.

  • If using pork chops, follow same instructions as pork tenderloin in Step 1. In Step 2, roast beet and carrot 12 minutes. Follow same instructions as tenderloin in Step 3, cooking undisturbed until browned, 2-3 minutes per side, then roasting until pork reaches minimum internal temperature, 6-8 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Peel, trim, and quarter carrot lengthwise. Cut quarters into 1/2" pieces.

    Trim ends off beet, peel, and cut into 1/2" dice. Beet is used as a dye for a reason! Wash hands and cutting board after preparing.

    Pat pork tenderloin dry.

  2. 2

    Start the Vegetables

    Place beet on prepared baking sheet and toss with 1/2 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper. Spread into a single layer and roast in hot oven, 10 minutes.

    While beet roasts, combine carrot, 1/2 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 tsp. salt, and a pinch of pepper in a mixing bowl.

    After ten minutes, carefully move beets to one side of baking sheet. Baking sheet will be hot! Use a utensil. Place carrot in empty space.

    Spread beet and carrot into a single layer on their sides. Roast, 8 minutes.

    Remove from oven. Vegetables will finish cooking in a later step.

    While vegetables roast, sear tenderloin.

  3. 3

    Cook Pork Tenderloin and Finish Vegetables

    Place a medium non-stick pan over medium-high heat and add 2 tsp. olive oil. Add pork tenderloin to hot pan and sear on two “sides” until browned, 3-4 minutes per side.

    Carefully, move vegetables to one side of baking sheet. Transfer pork to empty side and season all over with seasoning blend. Wipe pan clean and reserve.

    Roast until vegetables are tender and pork reaches a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 10-12 minutes.

    Rest roasted pork 5 minutes, then slice into 1/2" slices.

    While pork rests, make sauce.

  4. 4

    Make the Apple Butter

    Return pan used to cook pork to medium-high heat. Add applesauce to hot pan. Stir constantly until heated through, 1-2 minutes.

    Remove from burner. Stir in butter until completely melted.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

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

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