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Spicy Apricot-Glazed Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Peppers

This recipe is healthy, quick and budget-friendly. It makes a tasty meal complete with non-starchy vegetables, starchy potatoes and lean pork tenderloin.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe

  • Calories 190
  • Carbohydrate 17 g
  • Protein 23 g
  • Fat 3.0 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.0 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Dietary Fiber 6 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Sodium 60 mg
  • Potassium 680 mg

This Recipe Serves 4

Ingredients

Pork
1 pound pork tenderloin
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon garlic powder

Apricot Glaze
½ cup sugar-free apricot preserves
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
¼ teaspoon oregano

Vegetables
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cubed
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch strips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Season the pork with black pepper and garlic powder. Place the pork in a baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the apricot glaze ingredients. Microwave the glaze for 1-2 minutes, until the mixture gets thin and easy to stir. Pour the glaze over pork tenderloin and coat it evenly.
  3. Spread the sweet potatoes and green peppers around the pork. Bake for 30 minutes or until the pork is done. (When it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F).

COST: $8.93

MAKE IT GLUTEN-FREE: Confirm all ingredients are gluten-free and this dish is gluten-free.

Photo: Spicy Apricot-Glazed Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Peppers. PNC Photography, Photographer: Peter Papoulakos.

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