04 May 2009

Honey Mustard Pork and Pears

This recipe is simple, delicious, and easy on the budget.

I took about a 1/3 cup of honey mustard and added 1T of oil. (Any spicy mustard with 1T of honey can substitute.)

I spread the mustard mixture over a pork loin (less than $10) and baked at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

While it was baking I chopped up two pears. I left the skin on, but made sure to wash them with soap and hot water. So important to wash your fruit! Even bananas and cantaloupe. After 25 minutes I removed the pork from the oven, added the pears, and continued cooking for 20 minutes. (The pork should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees.)

I sliced the pork and drizzled it with the drippings from the pan. Since I am going the way of the diet, I chopped up my pork and pears and put them over a bed of lettuce. I used a lowfat honey mustard vinaigrette on top.


PMP said...

So tonight I was visiting with my good friend, Hope, and she was like "I have to cook my pork tenderloin I defrosted or it will go bad." And I was like "What a crazy coincidence! You should try this recipe my amazing cooking friend just put up online. Check out her blog." Because of course she had a pear lying on the counter, too. Weird, right? (these are not ingredients I usually have lying around). Anyway, she made the dish and said it was really good! I am spreading the good word.

Sunshine Mom said...

Yay! I'm glad she liked it. :)

PMP said...

Me too! I was even more excited I could help her figure out what to make (again, not something I am usually able to do!)