Is it just me, or does pork seem like a fall/winter type meal? Bacon and ribs are normally served year round, but chops and tenderloin seem to be make more sense in the fall. Maybe it’s because we tend to serve apple sauce with our pork chops, or I’m just completely delusional and not making any sense right now, lol. I guarantee that your family will enjoy this Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin anytime of the year…..
even though I didn’t think to make it until now…during the fall. 😉 I gave my Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin a slight southwest flair, but it pairs nicely with Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Crispy Roast Potatoes, or even a big side of salad….depending on your dietary preferences.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove excess fat/outer skin from pork tenderloin, if necessary. Place on paper towels and pat dry. Set aside…..
Mix seasonings together in a small bowl, then rub evenly over pork…..
Finely chop pecans by hand, or in a food processor. Evenly coat pork with the pecans and place on a baking sheet on cast iron skillet…..
Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees. Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Slice pork into 1/2-inch thick medallions and serve…..
Doesn’t that green spinach look amazing next to the sweet potatoes and pork tenderloin? Unfortunately the flavor was off, so I have more testing to do before that recipe sees the light of day, lol
- Pork tenderloin is the leanest and most tender cut of pork, but it turns tough very quickly if over cooked. Use your thermometer to get an accurate measure for how done it is, not just the time on the clock.
- There is no “glue” to hold the chopped pecans on the sides of the pork. Don’t stress out, just get it as well coated as you can.
Some other delicious pork recipes for you to try…..
How do you serve your pork tenderloin/chops? I’m thinking that a fruity barbecue sauce would be perfect for my next experiment. 😉
Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin
|Prep time||15 minutes|
|Cook time||30 minutes|
|Total time||45 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- 2 Pound pork tenderloin
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 Tablespoon chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
|Preheat oven to 375 degrees.|
|Remove excess fat/outer skin from pork tenderloin, if necessary. Place on paper towels and pat dry. Set aside.|
|Mix seasonings together in a small bowl, then rub evenly over pork.|
|Finely chop pecans by hand, or in a food processor. Evenly coat pork with the pecans and place on a baking sheet on cast iron skillet.|
|Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.|
|Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.|
|Slice pork into 1/2-inch medallions and serve.|
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