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Italian-Style Pork with Cannellini Beans

No recipe image available.Bring the flavor of Italy to your supper table with this tasty dish. Serve with hot buttered pasta, garlic bread and fresh pears with a soft dessert cheese like brie.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound pork tenderloin
Salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons olive oil - divided use
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 (19-ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 cups fresh cleaned spinach

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut pork tenderloin into 8 pieces. Using the heel of your hand, flatten each piece to approximately 1/2-inch thickness. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork medallions and cook 2 minutes per side, until nicely browned. Transfer pork to plate; cover and keep warm.
  2. Add remaining oil to skillet. Cook onion 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic and oregano; cook 1 minute. Stir in beans, tomatoes and vinegar. Bring to boil; simmer, uncovered, 6 to 8 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in spinach. Cook 1 minute or until spinach is just wilted.
  3. Divide bean mixture between 4 plates. Top each with 2 slices pork tenderloin. Serve immdediately.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 515 calories Protein 48 grams Fat 8 grams Sodium 323 milligrams Cholesterol 67 milligrams.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.