The secret ingredient in this pork recipe is the balsamic vinegar. It gives a subtle "concentrated" punch to the onion mixture because it is reduced quickly. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.

  • In a small bowl combine garlic powder, allspice, pepper and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle garlic powder mixture evenly over the pork; rub in with your fingers.

  • In a very large nonstick skillet heat 1 teaspoon of the oil over medium-high heat; tilt skillet to coat bottom lightly with oil. Add tenderloin; cook about 6 minutes or until browned on both sides, turning once after 4 minutes cooking. Place tenderloin on prepared baking pan. Roast, uncovered, 12 to 15 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in center of tenderloin registers 145 degrees F.

  • Meanwhile, in the same skillet heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add onions. Cook and stir about 8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Add cherries, vinegar and brown sugar. Cook and stir about 1 minute more or until most of the liquid has evaporated. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt; set aside.

  • Place tenderloin on cutting board; let stand 3 minutes. Slice pork. Serve pork with the onion mixture. Garnish with tarragon.


Tip: If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda Brown Sugar Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 teaspoon brown sugar. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 10 g total sugar, 206 mg sodium.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; 6.6 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 70 mg cholesterol; 200 mg sodium. 495 mg potassium; 17.6 g carbohydrates; 1.7 g fiber; 12 g sugar; 23.7 g protein; 271 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 13 mcg folate; 34 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 31 mg magnesium;

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