Vegetable-Stuffed Pork TenderloindownloadEmail This Post
Vegetable-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Prep: 30 minutes plus standing
Roast: 30 minutes • Serves: 4

2tablespoons olive oil
1/4cup chopped carrots
1/4cup chopped leeks
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4cup chopped asparagus
1/4cup chopped cremini mushrooms
1 cup loosely packed baby spinach
2 tablespoons seasoned breadcrumbs
1/2teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1/4teaspoon salt
1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pork tenderloin (about 1-1/4 pounds)

1.Preheat oven to 375°. In large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add carrots and leeks; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring occasionally. Add asparagus and mushrooms; cook 3 minutes or until mushrooms release their moisture, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach; cook 2 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Remove from heat; stir in breadcrumbs, thyme and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Makes about 1/2 cup.

2.To butterfly pork, cut pork lengthwise down center, leaving 1/2 inch uncut. Lay pork flat between plastic wrap on cutting board; pound to 1/2-inch thick with flat end of meat mallet. Remove plastic wrap; place vegetable mixture lengthwise down center of pork in 2-inch row. From long side, tightly roll pork around filling; secure with 3 wooden skewers.

3.Sprinkle pork with remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. In large skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat; add pork and cook 4 minutes or until browned, turning once. Transfer pork to rimmed baking pan and roast 30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°; let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Approximate nutritional values per serving:
235 Calories, 11g Fat (2g Saturated), 76mg Cholesterol,
292mg Sodium, 5g Carbohydrates, 1g Fiber, 29g Protein

Dietitian’s tip:
> Keep your pork tenderloin as lean as possible by trimming away any visible fat before cooking.


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