Maple Pork & Sweet Potatoes With Toasted Pecan Topping

Maple Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Maple-flavored pork tenderloin is mixed with sweet potatoes and a crunchy toasted pecan topping in this easy weeknight dish.
15 min
Prep Time
2:40
Total Time
4 servings

Ingredients

Pork

1/4 cup
maple-flavored syrup
1 tablespoon
balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon
pepper
1 pound
pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 large (3 cups)
sweet potatoes*, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter

Topping

1/4 cup
chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup
chopped pecans, toasted
1/2 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
1 teaspoon
freshly grated orange peel
 
*Substitute 1 (23-ounce) can sweet potatoes in light syrup, drained. Add to skillet with remaining marinade in step 3 and continue as directed.

Directions

  1. Combine syrup, vinegar and pepper in large resealable plastic food bag. Reserve 2 tablespoons. Add pork; seal tightly. Turn bag several times to coat pork. Place bag into 13x9-inch baking pan. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 24 hours.
  2. Place sweet potatoes into 12-inch skillet. Add enough water just to cover potatoes. Cook over medium-high heat until water comes to a full boil (6-8 minutes). Continue cooking for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are almost tender. Drain. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  3. Melt butter in same skillet until sizzling. Remove pork from marinade. Add pork to skillet; cook over medium-high heat until browned, turning once (4-6 minutes). Add cooked sweet potatoes and reserved marinade. Cook, stirring occasionally, until pork is tender and sweet potatoes are heated through (4-6 minutes).
  4. Combine all topping ingredients in small bowl. To serve, sprinkle topping over pork mixture.

Recipe Tips

The toasted pecan topping, also known as Gremolada, is a garnish traditionally made with fresh parsley, lemon peel and garlic often served with osso buco (braised lamb shanks). The toasted pecans and orange peel in our version complement the pork and marinade.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
410
Cholesterol
80mg
Carbohydrates
40g
Protein
25g
Fat
16g
Sodium
110mg
Dietary Fiber
4g

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