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How to Cook Pork Loin

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One of the best reasons why you should learn how to cook pork loin is because pork loin is considered the “other white meat.” This is an excellent cut of meat that has fat burning properties and contains a number of vitamins and minerals that your body needs, such as iron. If you’re looking for another meat to include in your diet aside from chicken breasts, then it’s a good idea to learn how to cook pork loin.

Benefits of Pork Loin

If you know how to cook pork loin, there are a number of ways that this surprising meat can help your body.

Fat Burning

Pork loin is one lean portion of pork that helps in burning fat. Lean pork loin has about 22 grams of protein, requiring more energy to digest than other parts of pork. So if you’re hankering for some pork, stay away from bacon and ham and go with pork loin instead. That’s one great reason to learn how to cook pork loin.

Vitamins and Minerals

Pork loin contains some essential vitamins and minerals such as: iron (which builds red blood vessels and boosts immunity), B Vitamins (healthy nerves, healthy digestion, and transport amino acids), and more.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Apples

Ingredients

  • 2 (500 grams) pork tenderloins
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 tbsp butter

Method

  1. Heat oven to 220 degrees C.
  2. Trim tenderloin of skin. Pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Rub both tenderloins with a tablespoon of oil and salt.
  4. Over medium heat temperature, heat a tablespoon of oil in a large oven safe skillet.
  5. Add the pork tenderloins and cook until evenly browned all over.
  6. Remove pork and place on cutting board.
  7. On the pan, cook apples and onions for about 5 minutes.
  8. Rub the pork with the mustard, sprinkle with thyme, black pepper, and rub until evenly coated.
  9. Place pork tenderloins on top of apples and onions.
  10. Place in oven and roast for 10 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature is 65 degrees C.
  11. Plate pork and cover with foil. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
  12. While the pork rests, place pan over medium heat.
  13. Add chicken stock and scrape pan with wooden spoon.
  14. Bring to a simmer and reduced broth to half, before adding the butter.
  15. Slice pork into 1-inch slices.
  16. Drizzle some of the pan sauce over the top and serve with the apples and onions.
  17. Enjoy!

We at Butcherman hope that you enjoyed this recipe.

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