Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Black Beans and Pineapple & Cucumber Salsa

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 40 min.
Don't let this recipe intimidate you. This flavorful tenderloin is easy to fix, especially if you make the salsa ahead.

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin, (about 1 pound), rubbed with Jerk Seasoning
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbs chili powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • vegetable oil, as needed
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbs lime juice
  • salt, to taste
  • 8 6-inch flour tortillas, warmed
  • Pineapple & Cucumber Salsa1 20 oz can pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, diced and seeded (use gloves when handling pepper)
  • 1 Tbs black pepper, coarsely ground
  • 4 Tbs cilantro, finely chopped
  • Jerk Seasoning1 Tbs dried onion, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp thyme, crushed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne

Directions

  • Place whole tenderloin in shallow roasting pan and roast in a 450° F. oven for 20 minutes, until internal temperatue reads 160° F on a meat thermometer. Remove and let rest 10 minutes before slicing to serve.
  • In large bowl, toss together beans, onion, chili powder and cumin. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat, film with a little oil and stir-fry bean mixture until heated through, about 3-4 minutes. Toss bean mixture with chopped cilantro, lime juice and salt to taste.
  • Pineapple & Cucumber SalsaIn medium bowl, stir together pineapple tidbits, cucumber, rice vinegar, olive oil, cayenne pepper, jalapeño pepper (use rubber gloves when handling pepper), black pepper, and cilantro. Cover and let rest at room temperature for an hour to let flavors blend. Refrigerate for longer storage; bring to room temperature before serving. Makes 3 cups.
  • Jerk SeasoningMix together dried minced onion, onion powder, crushed thyme, salt, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, black pepper, and cayenne. Makes enough to coat one whole pork tenderloin.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve with warm tortillas and hot rice.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 793
  Calories from Fat 151 (19%)
(27%)Total Fat 18g
(19%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
(25%)Cholesterol 74mg
(44%)Sodium 1052mg
(49%)Potassium 1712mg
Total Carbohydrate 116g
(100%)Dietary Fiber 25g
Sugars 24g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(100%)Protein 50g
* 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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