Recipe

Apple Juice Box Rosemary Garlic Pork Loin Filet

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield® Marinated Pork. The opinions and text are all mine.


Fall means it's time to break out your hearty, homey recipes. During the fall months when the air is crisp, there is nothing more comforting that the classic pairing of roast pork with apples. Just the thought of it reminds me of apple picking with the kids, chunky sweaters and hot cocoa.

The autumn months are definitely my favorite months out of the whole year. In the Midwest where winters are cold and long and summers are hot and short, the fall season is, in my opinion, the prettiest time of year. Leaves turn into beautiful shades of gold, orange and reds that cover horizons. And growing up in San Francisco where seasons don't change like they do in the Midwest, I have grown to love it more and more.

My recipe for Apple Juice Box Garlic Herb Pork Loin Filet uses Smithfield® Marinated Garlic Herb Pork Loin Filet that I bought at my local Kroger retailer and I simply sear it before putting it in the oven for about 30 minutes. Adding sweet carrots, onions and garlic adds more robust flavors and delicious vegetables as a side, adding Real Flavor, Real Fast.

Busy nights call for quick meals. However, these days, mommas don't want to sacrifice a delicious and healthy meal just for the sake of making it fast. Moms want food that has real flavor, real fast and this recipe satisfies all the needs to make a quick meal that's also healthy, delicious and even great for a dinner party. Versatility is also key and Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork can be sautéed, roasted or even slow-cooked.

Funny story. I named this recipe Apple Juice Box Garlic Herb Pork Loin Filet because I couldn't find the jug of apple juice in the fridge. But I did find an apple juice box, which was just the perfect amount of apple juice needed for this recipe!

There are so many ways to find inspiration to make recipes that have real flavor, real fast – you can even find it in your kid's juice box! The key is to look at what you already have and stock your pantry with the best ingredients. So, when you run into nights that you can't pull your hair fast enough to think of what's for dinner, you can still figure out how to whip up a delicious, nutritious meal for you and the family.

I like having Smithfield® Marinated Fresh Pork in the fridge because I know that whether I have unexpected guests, a busy night of busing the kids around for their sports and activities, tied up at work late or just don't want to slave on the stove, I can make an awesome dinner with real flavor, real fast. Plus, there are great marinades so that me and the kids don't have to eat the same thing twice if we don't want to!

Check out all the delish flavors:

Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Herb
Smithfield Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper
Smithfield Sweet Teriyaki
Smithfield Southwest Style Peppercorn
Smithfield Slow Smoked Mesquite
Visit the website for inspiration on other Smithfield Marinated Pork 30 minute meals.

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Apple Juice Box Garlic Herb Pork Loin Filet

Ingredients:
  • 1 Smithfield® Garlic Herb Pork Loin Filet
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, rough chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, large dice
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped parsley
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
Instructions:
Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

Take an oven safe pan and heat the oil to high heat. Sear the pork loin until it turns golden brown on the outside. This will not cook the pork loin all the way through.

Then, add the onions, garlic and carrots. Add the apple juice box and lightly scrape the bottom of the pan to pick up the brown bits.

Roast in the oven, uncovered for 30 minutes for every pound. See your Smithfield package for instructions on cooking times. I roasted mine for 30 minutes, until 165 degrees, internal temperature. Can you believe it? Now that is real flavor, real fast.

After it's cooked all the way through, toss in the tomatoes and fresh parsley and serve.

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