Y’all know I’m a big fan of cooking in cast iron, as it can easily go from your stovetop to your oven, as well as be used on your grill. This Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin with Apple Kale Chutney is a stellar recipe made in cast iron that can be cooked in one skillet in less than 30 minutes!
Another added bonus is that this dish is actually kid friendly – the apple kale chutney is sweet and buttery with the addition of craisins and candied walnuts, so you can sneak the kale in alongside the apples for the perfect sweet, crunchy, buttery bite that pairs well with the Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper flavor of the pork tenderloin.
The Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin is already conveniently pre-seasoned, so all you have to do is sear the tenderloin in butter on both sides, stir the chutney ingredients together in the same pan, and then transfer the cast iron pan into a preheated oven to let the pork roast until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees, which should take 30 minutes or less.
This Smithfield Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin paired with Apple Kale Chutney is a one dish meal! It can be made in a cast iron pan that goes from stove top to oven to dinner table in less than 30 minutes. Plus, it is kid friendly! Your kids wont even know I’ve snuck a veggie in because the buttery sweet apple kale chutney mixes apples, kale, craisins and candied walnuts for the perfect pork pairing that makes for a sweet, savory and crunchy bite. I dare you to have just one serving!
- 1 Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Marinated Fresh Pork Tenderloin
- ¼ cup butter
- 3 cups chopped kale, stems removed
- 2 cups chopped apple (approximately 2 large apples)
- 1 dash cinnamon
- 1 dash ginger
- ¼ cup craisins or sweetened dried cranberries (golden raisins can be substituted too)
- ½ cup candied walnuts
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Heat your cast iron to medium-high heat and melt the butter. Sear the pork tenderloin on one side until browned, about two minutes, and then flip and brown the other side. Add the kale, apples and craisins, and stir to combine.
Transfer your cast iron pan to the oven and let the pork tenderloin roast until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Remove the cast iron from the oven and add the walnuts to the apple kale chutney. Slice the pork and serve with the chutney. Prepared to be surprised how quickly your kids will eat their veggies with this sweet and savory dish!
Note: This post is made in partnership with my friends over at Smithfield. Sponsored posts help keep this blog going!
Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is my go-to during the holiday season and beyond – whether I’m entertaining friends and family, or just looking for a quick and easy weeknight meal, Smithfield has always got me covered with their assortment of pork cuts and flavors.
You can find the Marinated Fresh Pork products at local grocery stores including Walmart, Publix, ShopRite, Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Albertsons and Safeway. For more recipe inspiration and product information, make sure to check out Smithfield.com.
What’s your favorite way to cook in cast iron? What are your tips for getting dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes to avoid your kids getting hangry? Leave me a comment below and don’t forget to tag me on instagram using @grillgirlrobyn #grillgirlrobyn if you make this!
This is a partnered post with my friends at Smithfield (see notes in recipe section).