There are certain foods that just go together. Often, they’re so ingrained in our culture that you can’t think of one without the other. How about “peanut butter & jelly”? Or beans & weenies? Steak & baked potato?
Well, there is another “pairing” that is so delicious together that it literally cries out to your taste buds. In keeping with the “October is Apple Month” theme I introduced last week, I’m offering the following recipe for your family’s satisfaction. It’s easy – only 7 ingredients. It’s quick – less than 30 minutes and it’s made using only one pan! As if that weren’t enough, it’s incredibly delicious.
ONE PAN BROWN SUGAR PORK & APPLES
|2-3 lbs pork tenderloin||Salt & pepper to taste|
|3 tablespoons oil||½ cup brown sugar|
|3 tablespoons Dijon mustard||1 tablespoon minced garlic|
|2 tablespoons apple juice||2 medium apples sliced into wedges|
- Season the pork with salt and pepper on all sides. Drizzle oil into a large cast-iron skillet and bring to medium heat on the stove
- Stir together the brown sugar, Dijon mustard, garlic, and apple juice. Rub this mixture all over the pork loin using your finger-tips.
- Cook pork in the preheated and oiled skillet, turning every two to three minutes to ensure even cooking. After about 10 minutes add the apples (Honey Crisp work well here) and cook until tender and pork is white through the middle. There shouldn’t be any pink left.
- Serve immediately and garnish with fresh parsley or thyme.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Serve with roasted vegetables and a side salad for a complete meal!