Apple-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Pork

In Nutrition by Eric Griffith

Nothing goes together quite like fruit and pork, and nothing goes with everything like bacon. So why not combine all three for a healthy, hearty meal? This salad and tenderloin combo provides you with a variety of vegetables and flavors, along with a little fruit and a dash of essential fats.

 

Apple-Stuffed Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Salad

Tenderloin Ingredients:
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 red onion
6 fresh sage leaves
1 Granny Smith apple
2-3 button mushrooms
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup crushed walnuts (separated into 1/2 and 1/4)
1 pork tenderloin, cut into thirds to make it easier to roll cut
4-6 strips bacon
Salad Ingredients:
1/2 head romaine lettuce
2 large carrots
1 large beet
1 large apple (separated into 3/4 chopped and 1/4 sliced)
1/4 cup walnuts
Juice of 1 lemon
1/ 4 c olive oil
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp dried ginger (or 1 tbsp fresh)

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Tenderloin Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Chop onions, apples, sage, and mushrooms.
  3. Sautee onion and sage in melted butter until unions turn translucent.
  4. Add mushrooms, apple, salt, and pepper. Cook over medium-high heat until mushrooms are tender. Remove from heat.
  5. In a separate frying pan, toast the crushed walnuts over medium-high heat until they start to brown. Remove from heat.
  6. Using a sharp knife roll cut the tenderloin, and lay flat on cutting board.
  7. Spread apple-mushroom filling and a 1/2 cup of the walnuts over the pork.
  8. Starting at one end, roll the tenderloin into a tight cylinder and place the roll “seam” down on a baking sheet.
  9. Arrange the bacon slices on top.
  10. Place in oven and cook for 40-50 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink.

Salad Directions:

  1. Combine orange juice, lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, and ginger in blender and blend until emulsified.
  2. Grate the carrots and beets.
  3. Chop 3/4 of the apple.
  4. Toss the carrots, beats, and apple with the lettuce and dressing in a large salad bowl.
  5. Arrange the remaining 1/4 sliced apple and 1/4 cup walnuts on top of the salad

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Arrange your salad on a plate with your sliced pork tenderloin and enjoy!