Saturday, February 20, 2010

Roasted "Pork" Tenderloin

This is one of our family favorites and is VERY easy!

Since Zach and I do Weight Watchers I've converted it a little bit to make it less points and it's still FABULOUS!

Roast "Pork" Tenderloin Supper

2 pork tenderloins (I used Jennie-O Turkey Tenderloins instead to make the meal lower points and one package had 2 in it)
1/4 cup dijon mustard
2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 cup chicken broth
4 oz of cream cheese or neufchantal cheese (I used fat free cream cheese)

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2. heat large skillet on medium heat then add pork and cook 5 min or until browned on all sides
3. remove meat from skillet and place in 9x13 baking dish
4. combine mustard and thyme and spread evenly onto meat
5. bake 20-25 min then transfer to a cutting board and tent with fork (I have NO clue what tenting means so I just sat it on the cutting board?) and let stand for 5 min.
6. meanwhile add broth to skillet and bring to a boil on high setting
7. reduce to medium-low and add cheese cooking 2 min or until well blended, stirring constantly
8. cut meat into thin slices

I put the broth/cheese mix into little condiment serving dishes and use it as a dip for the meat. It's super yummy and if you use the Jenni-O turkey substitute then it makes:

8 SERVINGS at 2 WW POINTS PER SERVING (including the meat dip!)
 If anyone tries it let me know what you think! Even Kye enjoyed it for our Valentine's Day Feast!


Kelly Ford said...

I looked up the def. of tent for you :-)
Sounds yummy and i think i'll try it. You think the jenny o turkey is good? for real?

To tent meat with foil, drape a big sheet of foil over the cooked meat, folding the foil slightly so it's tent-like, and let it sit loosely over the meat. Make sure the meat is covered, but don't wrap it tightly in the foil, and definitely don't crimp the edges—you don't want that deliciously browned and crispy outside to steam.

Emily said...

I didn't tell Zach that I used Jennie-o until AFTER he tried it and he couldn't tell a difference! Thanks for the definition :) "tenting" is sooo random haha