Pork with Applesauce

Apples are very rich in essential antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants contained in apples frequently help to reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt (divided)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 500 g pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut crosswise into 12 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 big apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 normal size apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Fresh parsley leaves
Method
  1. Start by combining 1/2 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, paprika & pepper (sprinkle evenly over both sides of pork)
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium to high heat, add 1 tablespoon oil to pan and swirl to coat
  3. Add pork to pan & cook for 2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness, then remove from pan
  4. Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil to pan ; swirl to coat, add apples and 1/2 cup water; cover and cook 6 minutes or until apples are tender
  5. Uncover, stir in 1/4 teaspoon salt, sugar, and cinnamon, cook 2 minutes or until apple is soft and most of liquid evaporates to become syrupy, stirring occasionally
  6. Serve pork with apple mixture; top with parsley, if you wish.

 

Tip: This dish can be accompanied with Sauteed Garlic Asparagus

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