Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Beets and Greens
No part of the beet goes to waste in this recipe, which makes use of the nutrient-rich greens, as well.
- Servings: 4
Source: Whole Living, January/February 2011
- 1 bunch beets with greens (about 2 to 3 lbs), greens separated and chopped (about 8 cups greens)
- 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound), trimmed of excess fat
- Coarse salt and ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
- 7 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Loosely wrap beets in parchment-lined foil. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until easily pierced with a knife, about 1 hour. Let cool slightly; remove skins. Slice beets. Set aside.
Season pork generously with salt and pepper. Heat vegetable oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sear pork on all sides until golden, about 6 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and roast until pork registers 150 degrees on an instant-read thermometer, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from pan and let rest for 10 minutes.
Meanwhile, whisk mustard and vinegar in a bowl. Gradually whisk in 6 tablespoons olive oil until emulsified. Season to taste; set aside.
In a large skillet, heat remaining tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add beet greens, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted and tender, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove greens from heat. Add reserved sliced beets and half of vinaigrette, and toss to combine.
Slice pork and drizzle with remaining vinaigrette. Serve with sauteed greens and sliced beets.