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Herb Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

herb balsamic pork tenderloin

Ingredients

  • 4½ pounds pork tenderloins, 2 packages with 2 tenderloins in each package
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 8 cloves garlic, cracked
  • Steak seasoning blend or coarse salt and black pepper
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary leaves stripped and finely chopped
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves stripped and finely chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

Trim silver skin or connective tissue off tenderloins with a very sharp thin knife.

Place tender loins on a nonstick cookie sheet with a rim. Coat tenderloins in a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, rubbing vinegar into meat. Drizzle tenderloins with extra-virgin olive oil, just enough to coat. Cut small slits into meat and disperse chunks of cracked garlic cloves into meat. Combine steak seasoning blend or coarse salt and pepper with rosemary and thyme and rub meat with blend. Roast in hot oven 20 minutes.

Let meat rest, transfer to a carving board, slice and serve.

Healthy Holiday Stuffed Mushroom Pork Tenderloin with Fresh Parsley

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Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 pork tenderloins (2 to 2½ pounds total), trimmed
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest

Directions

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, about 8 minutes. Add the mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; cook until the mushrooms are soft, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute. Remove from the heat and stir in the breadcrumbs and all but 2 tablespoons parsley. Let cool.

Soak 10 to 12 toothpicks in water to prevent them from burning. Rinse the pork and pat dry. Butterfly the pork: Make a 1-inch-deep incision down the length of each tenderloin; do not cut all the way through. Open the meat like a book so the tenderloins lie flat.

Cover the pork with plastic wrap; pound with the flat side of a meat mallet until about 1/2 inch thick, starting from the middle and working outward. Spread the mushroom mixture over the 2 tenderloins. Starting with a long side, tightly roll up each tenderloin. Secure the seams with the toothpicks.

Preheat a grill to medium high; brush the grates with olive oil. Brush the pork rolls with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill, turning, until a thermometer inserted into the center of the pork registers 140 degrees F, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board to rest, about 10 minutes.

Mix the remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons parsley, the lemon zest, and salt and pepper to taste in a bowl. Remove the toothpicks and slice the pork rolls. Top with parsley oil.