Save calories by using sugar-free ingredients in a sweet sauce. Photo courtesy The J.M. Smucker Company.
Recipe: Blackberry Barbecued Pork Tenderloin
A Healthy Recipe Version Of A Family Favorite
You can reduce calories in your favorite dishes by cutting down on the sugar of ancillary ingredients. In this case, the fruit sauce on a barbecued loin of pork is made with sugar-free blackberry jam and sugar-free barbecue sauce. Brown rice provides a nutritious, whole-grain starch (alas, there’s very little nutrition in white rice). Serve this meal with a large salad; use a variety of different salad ingredients for interest, and toss with a vinaigrette—heart-healthy oil like olive oil or avocado oil and a tasty flavored vinegar. Bottled dressings are packed with sugar.
- No-stick cooking spray
- 1-1/4 pounds pork tenderloin
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup Smucker’s Seedless Blackberry Sugar Free Jam
- 3 tablespoons prepared thick barbecue sauce (we used
Bellycheer sugar-free barbecue sauce, a NIBBLE favorite)
- 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Brown rice
- Finely chopped fresh parsley for garnish
- Spray grill grates with no-stick cooking spray. Heat grill to 350°F to 375°F. Generously season tenderloin with salt and pepper.
- Mix blackberry jam, barbecue sauce and seasoning in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 to 40 seconds; stir to blend.
- Grill pork, turning occasionally, 16 to 20 minutes (or until thermometer reads 160°F). Baste liberally with 1/4 cup blackberry barbecue sauce during last 5 minutes of cooking.
- Transfer tenderloin to platter, tent with foil and allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.
- Serve pork slices over brown rice, drizzled with additional sauce and sprinkled with chopped parsley.
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