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Savory, Tender & Delicious Pork Tenderloin: An Easy Recipe!

Updated on October 24, 2017
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C. De Melo is the author of Amazon's bestselling historical fiction novel, Sabina. She lives in Florence, Italy.

A Delicious Main Dish

Pork Cooked in the Pot

Want a Quick and Easy Recipe for Pork? Read On.

Did you know that the pig was the first domesticated animal here in Europe? In Tuscany, arista is on almost every menu. Aristos means "the best" in Greek, and the Italians adopted a variation of this word to describe pork loin.

I'm a fan of meat made in a pot on the stove because it's fast and easy to make. It's also delicious. The other day I made this recipe for a weeknight dinner and everyone enjoyed it.


1 kilo (about 2 lbs) of pork tenderloin cut into large cubes (if the meat is marbled, even better)

Place meat in a metal or glass bowl and add the following:

2-3 large cloves of garlic, minced

2 t paprika

1 1/2 t salt

1-2 t fresh ground black pepper (however spicy you like it)

2 t dried rosemary leaves

3 T olive oil

Coat the meat evenly with this mixture, cover and place in fridge for at least one hour.

When you are ready to cook: In a large pot heat up a generous drizzle of olive oil and brown the marinated meat on high heat for about 3 minutes.Lower heat and add:

1 T tomato paste

generous splash of red wine

Cover meat and let it slow cook for about 40-50 minutes, checking on it frequently and stirring so it does not burn or stick. You may add a spoon or two of wine to keep it from sticking, if needed.

There will be a nice, thick "sauce" created from the oil, fat, and wine that is delicious. The meat will be tender, savory and juicy. Serve with lentil rice and squash (shown) and pair with a medium red wine like a Shiraz. Mmmmm....Thank you for reading!


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