Spinach and Feta Stuffed Pork Tenderloin
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1Calories230Total Fat12 gSaturated Fat4 gSodium525 mgTotal Carbohydrate3.5 gDietary Fiber2 gProtein28 g
Servings and Times
Save leftovers for lunch.

Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresOlive oil2 + 2 teaspoonsGarlic, thinly sliced2 clovesSpinach, washed and dried½ poundFeta cheese, crumbled (about ½ cup)2 ouncesRoasted red peppers, chopped¼ cupSalt¼ teaspoonFreshly ground pepper to taste Pork tenderloin, trimmed and butterflied *1 poundKitchen string
*To butterfly pork tenderloin, cut lengthwise down the middle, but don’t cut all the way through. Open the halves as if it were a sub sandwich and cut each half the same way.

  • Directions
  • Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds. Add spinach and sauté for another couple of minutes, until wilted.
  • In a medium bowl, combine spinach mixture with the feta and red peppers. Drain any excess fluid from the mixture and season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  • Spread the spinach and feta mixture over the center of the butterflied pork. Fold the pork together over the filling and then use kitchen string to tie it together in 4 places.
  • Heat remaining oil in a large, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add tenderloin and sear on all sides until browned. Transfer skillet to oven and continue cooking for another 15 minutes, or until cooked through.
  • Let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

  • Exchanges:
    3.5 lean meats; 0.5 medium fat substitutes; 1 fat; 1 vegetable

    Side Suggestions: Sweet Potato Fries
    Preheat oven to 400° F. Slice 1 medium sweet potato into ½-inch thick strips. Place in a single layer on a cookie sheet, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon olive oil and ¼ teaspoon salt. Bake 40-50 minutes, turning once, until cooked through and slightly crisp. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 118 calories; 14 g carbohydrate; 1 g protein; 7 g fat (1 g sat); 2 g fiber; 196 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1.5 fats; 0.5 starches.

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