Pork Tenderloin w/Coleslaw

My mom is an awesome cook, last night I was craving this coleslaw that she makes, and I was craving some kind of pork and barbeque sauce. The problem is I didn’t want the versions I had of any of these things, so I created my own!

After Thanksgiving I thought I was going to burst and not be hungry for days, but of course that’s never the case. We went out to eat even - how we justified that with all the leftovers we had in the fridge, I’m not really sure. I think it had something to do with one of our really good friends being home on leave from the army, and I think we would have done anything to spend time with him - we hadn’t seen him since new years eve!

I should also mention that Mike was less than thrilled that I was serving him something that wasn’t light (he blames me for a lot of things - the small gut he has grown since we started living together, his socks that seem to never be in pairs after I finish the laundry, his gray hair, etc.)


Pork Tenderloin w/Coleslaw

Yield: 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes


For the pork tenderloin:
1 pork tenderloin
1 jalapeno, sliced
1 tablespoon of orange juice
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
2 tablespoons of ketchup
1/4 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce

For the coleslaw:
1/2 bad of coleslaw mix
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 and 1/2 teaspoons celery seed
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
3 scallions, sliced
3/4 cup mayo - use the light stuff or the olive oil stuff
salt and pepper


Start cooking the pork tenderloin over medium heat, for about 8 minutes a side. Add the remaining ingredients into a small saucepan, stir and heat through. When the pork has cooked for 8 minutes a side brush with the sauce and cook for a remaining 5 minutes a side. Let it rest for a few minutes, slice and serve it up with the coleslaw below.

Mix all of the ingredients into a medium sized mixing bowl, cover and let it sit until it's good and cold. Give it another good stir and serve it up!


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