How many of you added some form of “get healthier” to your list of new year’s resolutions or goals? *raises hand* Yep, me too. I refuse to restrict myself from foods I love though. Everything in moderation, I say. Let me tell you, I love some pork. My husband is pretty much a magician when it comes to pork, but we don’t always eat it in the healthiest ways. Thanks to the “Good and Good for You Challenge” – that’s changing now. We are learning new ways to cook pork, new cuts to buy, and trying new recipes.
The “Good and Good for You Challenge” is a mission to help inspire healthy diets and lifestyles in the new year. The National Pork Board is asking folks to take a pledge to eat healthy throughout 2012. To kick-start the effort, I’ve joined several other bloggers to take part in a 4 week challenge from January 26th through February 22nd. Each week, I’ll share a new recipe along with the weekly Publix pork special. At the end of the four week challenge, I’ll offer a giveaway that includes great products and coupons for free pork!
This week, the pork tenderloin is on sale for $4.99 per pound so we are trying a new recipe with it.
Pork Tenderloin Sliders on Sweet Rolls
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 3 minutes
Makes 12 servings
1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), trimmed
1 teaspoon seasoning (we used minced onion, garlic, and cumin)
2 teaspoons olive oil
12 sweet rolls, split and toasted (King’s Hawaiin)
6 romaine lettuce leaves, torn
2 plum tomatoes, sliced
Slice pork about 1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle on all sides with seasoning(s). Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook, turning once, until browned, and 1 1/2 minutes on each side.
Place the tenderloin in the rolls, top with lettuce, tomatoes, and sauce.
Spicy Avocado Sauce
1 small ripe avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno, including seeds
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
Place the avocado in a small bowl and mash. Add jalapeno, lime juice, and cilantro; stir until all ingredients are mixed well.
Recipe adapted from PorkBeInspired.com.
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