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Pork Loin in Prune Sauce recipe

This pork loin covered with a prune sauce is a recipe that looks very elegant but is actually very easy to prepare. I don’t make it very often, although we all love it at home. The thing is that pork is such a versatile meat, that you really can’t go wrong with pork, it is extremely flavorful...
Course Main Course, Pork
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 378kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. pork loin in one piece
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white onion sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1-½ cup pitted prunes
  • 1-¼ cup orange juice
  • 1-¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Season the pork meat with salt and pepper. Preheat oil in a large skillet and sear the meat all around. This step will take about 8 minutes. Remove from skillet and place in an already greased ovenproof dish. Set aside.
  • In the same skillet, sauté the onion and garlic over medium heat for a minute, then add the prunes, orange juice, chicken broth, and thyme. Continue cooking until it starts boiling, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour this mixture into your blender jar and process until smooth, then cover the meat with this sauce.
  • Cover the meat with aluminum foil and bake for 50 minutes, then remove aluminum foil and keep baking for 10 more minutes to brown the meat. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving the meat.

Notes

If you don’t have fresh thyme, use ½ teaspoon dried thyme.

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 1058mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 500IU | Vitamin C: 32.8mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.6mg