Honey Grilled Pork Tenderloin

This article, entitled "Honey Grilled Pork Tenderloin," comes from Carolyn O'Neal, MomsEveryday correspondent and Registered Dietitian for Best Food Facts.

How do you make a beautiful meal that's simple and easy that the kids will enjoy? Here's a recipe that should do the trick.

From The Slim Down South Cookbook by Carolyn O'Neil MS RD

Honey-Grilled Pork Tenderloins

Tenderloins are one of the leanest cuts of pork with 120 calories per 3-ounce serving—about the same as a skinless chicken breast.

Makes 8 servings 

Hands-On 21 min.  

Total 3 hours, 21 min.

Ingredients

2 (1-lb.) pork tenderloins
¼ cup lite soy sauce
½ tsp. ground ginger
5 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
3 Tbsp. honey
2 tsp. dark sesame oil
Garnish: fresh cilantro

Directions

1. Remove silver skin from tenderloins, leaving a thin layer of fat. Butterfly pork tenderloins by making a lengthwise cut down center of each tenderloin, cutting to within ¼ inch of other side. (Do not cut all the way through tenderloins.) Lay flat.

2. Combine soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag; add pork, turning to coat. Cover or seal, and chill 3 hours, turning occasionally.

3. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Stir together brown sugar, honey, and sesame oil in a small bowl.

4. Grill tenderloins, covered with grill lid, 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145°, turning occasionally and basting with honey mixture.

Serving size 3 ounces
CALORIES 181;
FAT 3.6g (sat 1g, mono 1.4g, poly 0.9g);
PROTEIN 24.5g;
CARB 11.5g;
FIBER 0.1g;
CHOL 74mg;
IRON 1.2mg;
SODIUM 337mg;
CALC 12mg



About the Author...
Best Food Facts
Carolyn O’Neil, MS, RD – Nutrition Advisor to Best Food Facts

Noted nutrition expert, award winning food journalist and television personality CAROLYN O’NEIL, MS, RD shares her refreshing food philosophy.
Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus