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pork tenderloin w/ spicy jalapeno-cranberry sauce

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Daily Inspiration S
Somewhere, TX

Pork tenderloin is such a deliciously tender cut of meat -- this roasted pork makes a wonderful presentation with the delicious, spicy cranberry sauce drizzled over it.

(2 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For pork tenderloin w/ spicy jalapeno-cranberry sauce

  • 2
    pork tenderloins (approx. 1 lb. each)
  • 2
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 bag
    12-oz. bag fresh cranberries
  • 2/3 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1
    jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped

How To Make pork tenderloin w/ spicy jalapeno-cranberry sauce

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Finely zest both limes to measure 4 tbsp. and juice limes to measure 4 tbsp. Set lime juice aside. Mix half of the lime zest with salt and pepper in a small bowl and set aside.
  • 2
    Brush tenderloins with vegetable oil and place them in a non-stick roasting pan, fat side up. Roast for 8 minutes - then flip and top with lime zest mixture. Continue roasting until pork reaches 165 (or to your liking), about 20-35 minutes.
  • 3
    In medium saucepan, mix 1 cup water with cranberries, brown sugar, jalapeno, lime juice and remaining lime zest. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until berries burst and juices thicken, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
  • 4
    Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Add cranberry sauce to the roasting pan and bring to a boil over medium heat, scraping up any browned bits in the pan with a wooden spoon. Remove from heat.
  • 5
    Slice pork into 1/2 -3/4 inch slices and serve with cranberry sauce.

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