Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Apple Compote, Roasted Potatoes, and Green Beans
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp + ¼ cup freshly chopped mint
  • 2 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 pork tenderloin, (approx. 1 lb)
  • 6 baby red potatoes, skin on, diced into eighths
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 granny smith apple, diced into ¼ inch cubes
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • A bunch of fresh green beans, trimmed
Instructions
  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Make the herb mixture: combine the black peppercorns, 2 Tbsp chopped mint, thyme, basil, oregano, garlic, and 2 Tbsp salt in a small bowl. Add 2 Tbsp olive oil and stir to form a thick herby paste.
  3. Use about ¾ of the herb mixture to fully coat the pork tenderloin. Place the herb-crusted pork in the middle of the lined baking sheet.
  4. Toss the diced potatoes with the remaining herb mixture, and arrange them around the pork on the baking sheet in a single, even layer.
  5. Put the baking sheet in the oven, and set a timer for 40 minutes, (you will add the green beans with 15 minutes left).
  6. Meanwhile, make the apple-mint compote. Put the sugar, honey and ½ cup water in a medium pot and bring to a boil. Add the apple and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes. Add the mint and vinegar and stir to combine. Season with salt.
  7. With 15 left on the oven timer, toss the green beans with 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add the green beans to the baking sheet and continue to cook until the time is up.
  8. Check to make sure your pork is cooked through with a thermometer, (you're looking for an internal temperature of 145-155). If the pork is not cooked, add 10 more minutes in the oven until it is.
  9. Serve the pork sliced with a big spoonful of the apple-mint compote, with potatoes and green beans on the side. Enjoy!
Recipe by Ally's Cooking at http://allyscooking.com/2017/05/05/wedding-diet-meal-plan-week-2/