Roast Pork with Apples & Onions in the Ninja
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So Friday, when we went to get something out of the chest freezer, we noticed that the loaf of bread was thawed. After careful inspection, I found that Baby Bunnie had chewed through the power cord to the freezer.
I started putting as much as I could into our other freezer. While doing that, I decided to pull out a package of meat. Eenie-meenie-miney-moe. I ended up pulling a 2lb package of pork tenderloin out to thaw.
Looking up recipes, I found this one for a pork roast. I know tenderloin & roast isn’t the same, but it was simple, I had the ingredients, so I went with it. I changed it up a bit.
It didn’t take as long to cook as the roast would have. It turned out wonderful! The caramelized onion with soft apples and seared pork. Mmmm-mmm! I cooked it in my Ninja 3-in-1, so I only had one pan to clean. 😉 Smart.
I LOVE my Ninja. I have the older 3-in-1 model. I’ve been contemplating getting the newer one. It does so much more!
We had it for lunch with a package of easy-to-prepare flavored noodles. Hey, I’m starting out small. 😉
I also had made waffles for breakfast, and tuna melts for dinner. Three meals in one day? Go me!
The original recipe is from the Taste of Home website. I love Taste of Home. I’ve subscribed to their cooking magazines off & on for over 25 years! (Wow, that makes me feel old.) You can get a year’s subscription for only $8 through Amazon right now!
The ingredients are simple:
1 boneless pork loin roast (2 pounds) I used tenderloin
1/4 teaspoon salt I don’t measure
1/4 teaspoon pepper I don’t measure
1 tablespoon olive oil I don’t measure
3 large Golden Delicious apples, cut into 1-inch wedges I had red delicious, they worked great!
2 large onions, cut into 3/4-inch wedges I only had one.
5 garlic cloves, peeled I used minced garlic from Sam’s Club I love the stuff & use it in everything that calls for garlic.
1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed I used dry
To make in the Ninja:
These directions are my directions, and are not from Taste of Home.
- Preheat Ninja to high heat for sauteing.
- Sprinkle roast/tenderloin with salt and pepper.
- Oil Ninja pan.
- Place roast/tenderloin in Ninja; brown on all sides.
- Switch Ninja to oven at 350 degrees.
- Place apples, onions and garlic around tenderloin; sprinkle with rosemary.
- Cook until a thermometer inserted in pork reads 145°, about 35-50 minutes (depending on thickness), stirring once.
- Turn off Ninja.
- Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.
- Serve with apple mixture.
If you don’t have a Ninja, you can easily make this by sauteing the tenderloin (or roast) in a skillet, then switching it to the oven in a roasting pan. 😉