Pork Tenderloin Crostini

Serve your guests with these flavorful Italian crostini made using pork tenderloins and French bread- perfect appetizers.

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  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 2 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 32
 

Ingredients

3
green onions
1
package (0.9 oz) béarnaise sauce mix
3/4
cup milk
1/4
cup butter
2
small pork tenderloins (about 1/2 lb each)
1
teaspoon garlic salt
1/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
32
thin slices baguette-style French bread
4
teaspoons crushed pink peppercorns or finely chopped red bell pepper

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  • 1 Chop onions, separating white portion from green. Place white portion in small saucepan; reserve green portion. Add sauce mix and milk to saucepan; beat with wire whisk to combine. Add butter; cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer 1 minute. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until thickened and cool.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 400°F. Place pork tenderloins in shallow roasting pan; rub surfaces with garlic salt and pepper. Bake at 25 to 30 minutes or until no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center registers 160°F. Cool 20 minutes or until cool enough to handle and slice.
  • 3 Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until crisp. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 To serve, stir reserved green portion of onions into sauce. Cut pork into 32 slices. Place 1 slice pork on each toasted bread slice, folding slice if necessary. Top each with 1 teaspoon sauce; reserve remainder for another use. Top each with 1/8 teaspoon crushed pink peppercorns.
  • 1 Chop onions, separating white portion from green. Place white portion in small saucepan; reserve green portion. Add sauce mix and milk to saucepan; beat with wire whisk to combine. Add butter; cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; simmer 1 minute. Cover; refrigerate at least 2 hours or until thickened and cool.
  • 2 Meanwhile, heat oven to 400°F. Place pork tenderloins in shallow roasting pan; rub surfaces with garlic salt and pepper. Bake at 25 to 30 minutes or until no longer pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center registers 160°F. Cool 20 minutes or until cool enough to handle and slice.
  • 3 Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. Place bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until crisp. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 To serve, stir reserved green portion of onions into sauce. Cut pork into 32 slices. Place 1 slice pork on each toasted bread slice, folding slice if necessary. Top each with 1 teaspoon sauce; reserve remainder for another use. Top each with 1/8 teaspoon crushed pink peppercorns.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

To make sure no one goes home hungry, you may want to have some tiny pork sandwiches on hand to please youngsters who may not care for the béarnaise sauce and the pink peppercorns.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Appetizer
Calories
60
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
15mg
15%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.