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Peppered Pork Tenderloin

Peppered Pork TenderloinSimple seasonings let the pork tenderloin go with just about anything from pasta and buttered green beans to creamy garlic mashed potatoes and a casserole of mixed vegetables.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 whole pork tenderloin, about one pound
2 teaspoons lemon pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne (red pepper), or pepper blend seasoning

Cooking Directions:

  1. Rub tenderloin with both peppers seasonings, covering entire surface. Place in shallow roasting pan and roast in 425°F (220°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until internal temperature (measured with a meat thermometer) reads 155°F to 160°F (approximately 65°C to 70°C).
  2. Let roast rest for 5 minutes before slicing to serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 140 calories Protein 24 grams Fat 4 grams Sodium 250 milligrams Cholesterol 75 milligrams Saturated Fat 1 grams Carbohydrates 1 gram.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.