Spinach and Basil-Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

A fancy entrée for six, finished in an hour!

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 60 min
  • ingredients 11
  • servings 6

Ingredients

Stuffing

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
large clove garlic, minced
1
box (9 oz) Green Giant® frozen spinach, thawed, well drained
1/3
cup chopped fresh or 4 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1
egg

Pork Tenderloin

2
pork tenderloins (1 1/2 lb)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
large clove garlic, minced
1
teaspoon fennel seed, crushed
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. In 8-inch skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add 1 minced clove of garlic; cook and stir 30 to 60 seconds or until garlic is tender. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining stuffing ingredients.
  • 2 Butterfly each pork tenderloin by making lengthwise cut 3/4 of the way through, being careful not to cut tenderloin into 2 pieces. Open each tenderloin and lay flat. If desired, sprinkle cut sides of each with salt and pepper.
  • 3 Spread stuffing evenly over cut side of 1 tenderloin. Place second tenderloin, cut side down, over stuffing (to ensure even cooking, place wide end of 1 tenderloin at narrow end of the other). Tie at intervals with cotton string.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon oil, 1 minced clove of garlic and the fennel seed. Brush tenderloin with oil mixture; place on rack in shallow roasting pan.
  • 5 Bake uncovered 35 to 45 minutes or until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center of pork reads 160°F. Remove string before cutting into slices.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    210
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    2 1/2g,
    2 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    105mg
    105%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    2g
    2%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    28g
    28%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    50%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    10%;
    Exchanges:
    0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    0
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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