Roasted Maple Pork Tenderloin

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If you are looking for great dinner party ideas or just great dinner recipes to spruce up your weekly meal plan, this roasted maple pork tenderloin recipe is the dish you should try next. Pork tenderloin is an excellent cut of pork to serve your family because it is a lean cut, but it become so juicy and delicious with this maple glaze recipe. The glaze is sweet, sour, and spicy, with vinegar, maple syrup, smoked paprika, and ginger, and it gets brushed over the pork several times, so that it becomes thick, glossy, and caramelizes the pork. Pork tenderloin recipes are sometimes underwhelming, because it can dry out quickly, but by following every point of this maple pork recipe carefully, you will end up with moist, juicy pork every single time.

Pork dinner ideas are usually limited to grilled pork chops or a simple roast, but for a more interesting take on your pork dinners, tenderloin is a wonderful cut of meat to include. Due to the tender texture of this cut of pork, tenderloin is excellent for stir-frying, and you can even braise it for a quick pulled pork recipe. If you are searching for great recipes for dinner, this pork tenderloin recipe is that way to go, because it is faster than many pork recipes and takes less than an hour to prepare. You might also have everything you need to make the maple glaze recipe already, which takes minutes to whip up. Always use pure maple syrup, since this will give your pork the best flavour. Imitation syrup has a very sweet taste, whereas pure maple syrup is much more complex with both a bitter and sweet flavour. Also, pancake syrup contains no real nutritional value, while pure maple syrup is very high in manganese, a mineral that helps various enzymes work in the body.

This maple pork tenderloin recipe’s saucy nature makes it an excellent pairing to mashed potatoes or rice, which can soak up the excess juices. This pork recipe instructs you to get rid of the pork juices after a period of roasting, which is a good idea, or else your pork will steam rather than roast, and might water down the glaze. Don’t throw the pan juices away, though, as you can safely store them in the refrigerator for a couple of days to add to other recipes. Once refrigerated, the juices will likely turn into a meat jelly, which will dissolve again as soon as it is exposed to heat. These would make an excellent replacement to high sodium bouillon since it will impart delicious pork flavour without adding excessive amounts of salt. You can even add some of the pork juice to pasta dishes, ramen recipes, or stick to the meat staple of gravy. Whatever you choose to do, you will feel good about getting more than one meal out of your pork tenderloin recipe. Thank you to Mel, the developer of Mel’s Kitchen Café recipe blog, for showing us how to make her delicious roasted maple pork tenderloin recipe.**

Nutrition Facts for: Roasted Maple-Glazed Pork Tenderloin from Mel's Kitchen Cafe
Ingredients: Pure maple syrup, molasses, red wine vinegar, paprika, ginger, cornstarch, sugar, salt, pepper, pork tenderloin, vegetable oil.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings *Per Serving: Calories 511, Calories from Fat 113, Total Fat 12.6g 19%, Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%, Cholesterol 166mg 55%, Sodium 1300mg 54%, Potassium 1223mg 35%, Carbohydrates 37.3g 12%, Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%, Sugars 27.2g, Protein 59.5g, Vitamin A 1%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 22%

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