curried pork tenderloin cranberry chutney

Looking for a heart-healthy dinner recipe with a twist? Try this spin on tenderloin from the American Heart Association.

Cook’s tip: Because pork tenderloin roasts very quickly, it usually doesn’t have a chance to become golden-brown in the oven without becoming overcooked. In this recipe, we solve that problem by browning the pork first, then roasting it until it is an attractive color but still moist.


  • 1 pound pork tenderloin, all visible fat discarded
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated peeled ginger root
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  2. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Set aside.
  3. Sprinkle the meat on both sides with the curry powder. Using your fingertips, gently rub the curry powder into the pork.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the pork for 5 to 6 minutes or until browned, turning once halfway through. Transfer to the baking sheet.
  5. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pork registers 150 F on an instant-read thermometer, or is slightly pink in the very center.
  6. Transfer the pork to a cutting board. Let stand, loosely covered, for about 10 minutes. The pork will continue to cook during the standing time, reaching about 160 F.
  7. Slice the pork.
  8. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the chutney ingredients. Set aside until serving time.
  9. Serve with the pork.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 4

250 calories; 5g fat; 1g saturated fat; 0.5g polyunsaturated fat; 74mg cholesterol; 76mg sodium; 27g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 17g sugars; 24g protein

Editor's Note: This recipe was originally published on , and was last reviewed on .

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