Easy Weeknight Dinner: Quick Glazed Pork Loin

March 4, 2015

A tender, juicy pork loin is the perfect weeknight meal and we love this easy recipe that's both sweet and tangy. It uses ingredients you probably already have in your pantry - like orange juice, vinegar and tomato paste - and is ready in under 30 minutes! Double the glaze recipe for extra dipping sauce and serve with roasted potatoes (roast them right along with the loin!) and mixed vegetables.

Easy Glazed Pork Loin
Courtesy of SPLENDA  
Serves 4

Ingredients:

1 pound pork tenderloin
Whole cloves (about 6)
1 sprig each fresh rosemary and thyme for garnish (optional)
For the glaze:
TIP: double the glaze recipe if you'd like extra for a dipping sauce!
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, Granulated
1 teaspoon white vinegar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425ºF. Rinse pork loin and pat dry. Insert cloves, evenly spaced, into the top of the pork loin. Set aside.


For the glaze, mix water, tomato paste, orange juice concentrate, chili powder, salt, SPLENDA®, and white vinegar in a small mixing bowl.


Place pork loin in a roasting pan and cover with the glaze (only use half if you doubled the recipe). Bake 25-30 minutes or until the juices run clear or a thermometer inserted into the center reads 155° F.


Remove pork loin from oven, cover with a piece of foil, and let rest for 5 minutes.

Slice pork into 1/2-inch slices and transfer to a serving plate. Garnish with fresh rosemary and thyme and serve.

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