Honey-Mustard Pork with Spinach & Smashed White Beans


Drizzle the quick honey-mustard pan sauce over the pork and beans in this 30-minute dinner for a comforting, healthy weeknight meal.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ¼ pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 1 pound mature spinach, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh sage

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans low-sodium cannellini beans, rinsed

  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth, divided

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Season pork with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork and cook, turning often, until browned on all sides, 3 to 5 minutes total. Transfer the pan to the oven. Roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 145 degrees F, 12 to 15 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add spinach and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring, until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; cover to keep warm.

  4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pot over medium heat. Add garlic, sage and crushed red pepper; cook for 30 seconds. Add beans, 1/2 cup broth and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt. Mash with a potato masher until almost smooth. Reduce heat and cook, stirring often, until hot, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cover.

  5. Transfer the pork to a clean cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Add honey, mustard and the remaining 1/4 cup broth to the pan (the handle will be hot). Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, scraping up any browned bits. Reduce heat and simmer until thickened slightly, 1 to 2 minutes.

  6. Slice the pork. Serve with the spinach, mashed beans and sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

499 Calories
17g Fat
44g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 1/2 oz. pork, 3/4 cup spinach, 1/2 cup beans & 1 Tbsp. sauce
Calories 499
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 15g
Added Sugars 13g 26%
Protein 43g 86%
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Vitamin A 10687IU 214%
Vitamin C 33mg 36%
Folate 221mcg 55%
Sodium 727mg 32%
Calcium 188mg 14%
Iron 7mg 41%
Magnesium 220mg 52%
Potassium 1633mg 35%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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