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    The Best Pork Tenderloin Recipe is a mix of the best flavors. It starts with the sweet tea pork brine, next is the perfect dry rub for pork, then you cook the pork tenderloin in the oven, and finally sear it at the end. Top it off with a tasty honey bourbon sauce and serve it with Pimento Cheese Grits! 

    Ingredients

    • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
    • 2 quarts sweet tea
    • ¼ cup kosher salt
    • ¼ cup Worcestershire Sauce
    • 8 black peppercorns
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
    • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
    • ½ cup Pork Dry Rub (see recipe below)
    • 2 tablespoons canola oil
    • 2 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
    • ½ cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
    • 2 tablespoons chili powder
    • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
    • 2 teaspoons cumin
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • ½ teaspoon onion powder
    • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
    • ½ cup honey bourbon
    • 1 cup beef broth (unsalted)
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper (freshly ground)
    • Kosher salt (to taste)
    • 1 tablespoon cold water
    • ½ teaspoon arrowroot or cornstarch
    • 1 teaspoon butter (unsalted)
    • Serve with Pimento Cheese Grits (Click for Recipe!)

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 313 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 10 g 15.77%
    • Saturated Fat: 3 g 16.33%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 12 mg 3.96%
    • Sodium: 4931 mg 205.48%
    • Calcium: 79 mg 7.87%
    • Potassium: 295 mg 8.42%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 3 mg 16.6%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 58 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11.68%
    • Sugar: 50 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 46.13%
    • Vitamin C 147.27%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat2
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs3
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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