Cinnamon-Pineapple Pork

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 35 min.
Pineapple and cinnamon brings out the sweetness of the pork tenderloin, while fresh jalapeño delivers a nice bit of heat.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into 8 crosswise pieces
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs margarine, divided
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into julienne strips
  • 1 can (8 ounce) pineapple chunks in natural juice, undrained
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 Tbs peeled, finely chopped fresh ginger root
  • 1 Tbs finely chopped fresh jalapeno pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • Sprinkle each pork tenderloin piece with salt; press each piece to 1-inch thickness. Heat 1 tablespoon margarine in large skillet over medium heat. Add pork pieces; cook 3 to 4 minutes per side or until pork is tender. Place pork pieces on serving plate; keep warm.
  • Add remaining 1 tablespoon margarine and red bell pepper to same skillet; cook about 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Reduce heat to low. Stir in pineapple and juice, wine, ginger root, jalapeno pepper and cinnamon; simmer until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup. Spoon pineapple mixture over cooked pork pieces; sprinkle with cilantro.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Nutrition Facts

Calories 269
  Calories from Fat 107 (40%)
(19%)Total Fat 12g
(21%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(27%)Cholesterol 81mg
(5%)Sodium 123mg
(17%)Potassium 581mg
Total Carbohydrate 11g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 10g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(48%)Protein 24g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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