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Spicy Pork with Ginger-Maple Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.

Makes

2 servings

"My physical therapist shared this recipe with me and said it was completely foolproof," says Juanita Moore of Dana Point, California. "She was right. It's a real winner. I serve it with sauteed green beans."

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 pork tenderloin (3/4 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon diced crystallized ginger

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cinnamon, pepper, salt and allspice. Rub over pork. In a large skillet, brown pork in oil on all sides.
  2. Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add fresh ginger; saute 1-2 minutes longer. Stir in the broth, syrup and candied ginger. Bring to a boil; cook until sauce is reduced to about 1/2 cup. Pour over pork.
  4. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 395 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 883mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.

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