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Are you looking for a quick and easy pork loin recipe? If so you need to try this pork tenderloin dish with red potatoes and caramelized apples…..and it’s made in the microwave <—say what?!! And it’s tender too? I bet you’re thinking to yourself this has to be too good to be true right? Well it’s not! This pork loin dish is ready in 25 minutes from fridge to table.
The reason why it comes out nice and tender is that is is cooked in a covered stone. I use my Pampered Chef Round Covered Baker, but any covered stoneware should work. I’ve had this stoneware for years and it has hardly been used. It’s like any new toy, you use it a bunch when you first get it but then you put it away and forget about it for a couple of years. I’m going to try and utilize this stoneware more often because I love how simple and easy it is to cook meals in and clean up is a cinch!
This recipe is perfect for those days where you really don’t want to cook but you still want to have a home cooked meal. After a long stressful day a work and then an hour at the gym, the last thing I want to do is cook. The meal is so easy, just a little chopping and then throwing everything in a dish, cover it and then cook it in the microwave—it doesn’t even seem like cooking.
This recipe is so simple with only 5 ingredients, it’s perfect to get your kids involved. It don’t have any children (yet), but when I do I will definitely be getting them involved in the kitchen early.
A recent study published in the Cambridge Journals showed that involving children in meal preparation can be advantageous to their health. It suggested that the incorporation of activities teaching children how to prepare simple and healthy meals in health promotion programmes could potentially lead to improvement in dietary habits (1). Read the full article here.
1. Yen Li Chu, Anna Farmer, Christina Fung, Stefan Kuhle, Kate E Storey and Paul J Veugelers (2013). Involvement in home meal preparation is associated with food preference and self-efficacy among Canadian children. Public Health Nutrition, 16, pp 108-112. doi:10.1017/S1368980012001218.
Yields 4 servings
5 minPrep Time
20 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 1 large granny smith apple
- 5 red potatoes
- 1 pork tenderloin
- Rosemary seasoning
- Montreal Seasoning
- Rinse off apple and potatoes
- Dice apple and potatoes into 1x1 chunks
- Season pork with Montreal seasoning and put in stone
- Place chopped apples and potatoes in stone on top of pork loin and season with rosemary
- Place top on stone and microwave on full power for 20 minutes
- With a cooking thermometer check the internal temperature of the pork. I cook mine until it is 165F.
- Remove the stone from the microwave and carve the pork as desired and enjoy.
This recipe also works perfect with chicken breast or thighs if you do don’t like or eat pork.
What is your go to meal?
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