Molasses Roasted Tenderloin with Minted Mango Relish

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 35 min.
Classic autumn flavors of cranberries and molasses marry perfectly with the surprising freshness of mangoes and mint.


  • 2 pork tenderloins, about 1 pound each
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbs molasses
  • 1 Tbs fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • Minted Mango Relish1 mango, peeled and diced
  • 2 Tbs fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 Tbs dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbs seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper, crushed


  • In heavy-duty resealable plastic bag, combine all ingredients except Relish; seal bag and refrigerate for 4 to 24 hours.
  • Remove pork from marinade and place in shallow roasting pan. Discard marinade. Roast pork in a 450° F. oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until internal temperature reads 160° F. Remove pork from oven; let rest for 5 minutes before slicing to serve with Minted Mango Relish.
  • Minted Mango RelishIn small bowl, stir together diced mango, mint, cranberries, rice vinegar and 1 crushed red pepper.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve with rice tossed with cashews and steamed asparagus.

Cooking Tip: For marinated pork chops, put pork in a self-sealing bag with marinade in the refrigerator first thing in the morning. By suppertime, pork chops can be removed from marinade and ready to grill.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 206
  Calories from Fat 37 (18%)
(6%)Total Fat 4g
(7%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(25%)Cholesterol 74mg
(2%)Sodium 60mg
(16%)Potassium 575mg
Total Carbohydrate 18g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(48%)Protein 24g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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