Rating: 3.5 stars
13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 1

This impressive dinner requires very few ingredients, and is a bright and flavorful addition to your weeknight dinner rotation. The pork tenderloin cooks directly in the bacon fat, which adds flavor and richness to the final dish. But the salad is really the star of the plate, thanks to the satisfying crunch from the Brussels sprouts and apples. If you’d like, switch out Fuji apples for your favorite variety, but take note—red-skinned apples will look prettier against the green sprouts. Because most pork tenderloins come in a pack of two, we suggest freezing the other loin (or doubling the recipe if you’re feeding a crowd).

Adam Hickman


Credit: Romulo Yanes

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25 mins
35 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 425°F.

  • Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium. Add the bacon to the skillet and cook, turning occasionally, until crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove the bacon from the skillet; crumble and set aside. Reserve the drippings in the skillet.

  • Season the pork with the garlic powder and ½ teaspoon salt. Return the skillet and drippings to medium-high heat. Add the pork and cook until brown on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer the skillet to oven and cook until a meat thermometer registers 145°F when inserted into the thickest portion, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the pork from the skillet and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

  • Meanwhile, whisk together the oil and vinegar in a medium bowl; season with the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt and the pepper. Add the Brussels sprouts, apple, and parsley and toss to coat. Top the salad with the bacon and serve with the pork.

Nutrition Facts

fiber 3.1g; 430 calories; sugars 5.8g; fat 28g; cholesterol 106mg; saturated fat 6.7g; iron 2.5mg; sodium 511.7mg; protein 33.7g; calcium 37.8mg; carbohydrates 11.4g.