Apple-Pecan Tenderloin Medallions
Contributed by: NAPSA
Bring Food And Family To The Table
(NAPSA) - If your family eats dinner together most days of the week, you have company. A recent survey revealed that nearly three-quarters (71 percent) of America's families eat dinner together at least four times a week. The survey by the National Pork Board salutes the tradition of family mealtime and celebrates the ninth annual National Eat Dinner Together Week, October 3-9, 2004.
The survey also revealed that a common mealtime obstacle is that most family "meal preparers" (91 percent) often spend more time preparing the meal than actually enjoying it with their family. To help simplify mealtime in kitchens across America, the National Pork Board is offering a free brochure titled "No Recipe Required: Delicious Pork Meals In Minutes."
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Tips On Making Mealtime Happen
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- Keep it simple. Focus on recipes with no more than a few ingredients for treasured food and easy family mealtimes.
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- 1 pound pork tenderloin
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 (16 oz.) can sliced apples, drained
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Trim fat from pork. Cut pork into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it sizzles. Reduce heat to medium. Arrange pork slices in skillet. Cook for 2 minutes; turn slices. Spoon apples over pork. Sprinkle with brown sugar and pecans. Cover and cook for 4 to 6 minutes more.
Serving Size: Makes 4 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories: 498; Fat: 23 g; Saturated Fat: 6 g; Cholesterol: 93 mg; Sodium: 129 mg; Carbohydrates: 46 g; Protein: 26 g; Fiber: 4 g.