Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"If I had to narrow my choice of meats down to one for the rest of my life, I am quite certain that meat would be pork." -James Beard

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This is a quick and easy pork that has the flavor of a smoky barbecue sauce without the hours and hours of slow cooking. Using molasses is a great base for marinades because it is sticky but also it brings sweet, savory and slightly bitter tones to your dish.



Seared Sweet and Savory Pork

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 4 ounces pork with sauce

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes great leftovers. Note that active cooking time does not include marinating time.

Serve with Plain Mashed Potatoes or Dirty Rice or Plain Mashed Potatoes - Low Sodium Version or Hoppin' John


Serve with Parmesan Squash. or Green Beans with Red Onion or Maple Sweetened Collard Greens or Parmesan Zucchini or Creamed Collard Greens

1 Tbsp molasses or black treacle
1 Tbsp no salt added tomato paste
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 lb pork tenderloin
1 Tbsp olive oil

Seared Sweet and Savory Pork recipe from Dr. Gourmet
Place the molasses, tomato paste, salt, vinegar and paprika in a medium-sized bowl (one large enough to hold the pork tenderloin) and whisk until smooth.

Add the pork tenderloin and toss to coat well. Let marinate for at least an hour - overnight is best.

When ready to cook place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 400°F.

When the pan is hot add the olive oil and then the pork.

Roast for about 20 minutes. Turn every five minutes or so.

Let rest for about two minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces pork with sauce

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 174 Calories from Fat 53
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 9%
    Saturated Fat 1g 6%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 74mg 24%
Sodium 211mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 1%
    Dietary Fiber <1g 2%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 1% Iron 11%
Vitamin K 2 mcg Potassium 579 mg
Magnesium 46 mg