Crusted Pork Tenderloin ($10 Meal)
Author: Leslie Green - The Hungry Housewife
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Moist and tender crusted pork tenderloin served with sautéed spinach and sweet baby carrots
Ingredients
For Pork
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • ½ cup Italian Style Bread Crumbs
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon mustard (preferably Dijon)
  • Non-Stick cooking spray
For Spinach
  • 1 bunch fresh spinach
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
For Carrots
  • 16 oz pre peeled baby carrots
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
Instructions
  1. To Make the Pork
  2. Preheat the oven to 350.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  4. In a shallow dish, like a pie plate, mix together the bread crumbs, salt,pepper, dried rosemary and garlic powder.
  5. In another shallow dish, mix together the egg and the mustard.
  6. Coat the pork with the egg mixture then coat with bread crumbs
  7. Place the pork on the prepared baking sheet and spray the top with non-stick cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145.
  9. To make the Spinach
  10. Wash and dry the spinach and remove the long stems.
  11. In a large skillet over medium heat melt the butter.
  12. Add the spinach, salt and pepper, cook for 3 minutes or until spinach is wilted.
  13. To make the Carrots
  14. Place the carrots in a pot, cover with water, cover with a lid and boil for 8-10 minutes. Drain.
  15. In the pan that you cooked the carrots, melt the butter and add the brown sugar and
  16. water.
  17. Add the carrots back in and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes.
Notes
*Price estimate does not include pantry staples you may likely already have. Prices are also adjusted for quantity; for example if a recipe calls for half an onion, we include the cost of that quantity.* Recipe Created for Sweetbay Supermarket by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife. Photo by Leslie Green – The Hungry Housewife
Recipe by The Hungry Housewife at http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2012/04/crusted-pork-tenderloin-10-meal.html