Lemon-Garlic Tenderloin with Warm Sorghum Salad

Lemon-Garlic Tenderloin with Warm Sorghum Salad
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  • Prep time
    25 min
  • Cook time
    1 hr 10 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    2 ounces of pork and 3/4 cup sorghum salad
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    2 ounces of pork and 3/4 cup sorghum salad
  • Amount per serving Calories 350

  • Total Fat 14g
    • Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 40mg
  • Sodium 350mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 40g
    • Dietary Fiber 6g
    • Total Sugars 7g
    • Added Sugars 4g
  • Protein 21g
  • Potassium 710mg
  • Phosphorus 320mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1/2 Fruit, 2 Lean protein, 2 Fat



  • vegetable broth
    2 cup
  • sorghum (whole grain)
    1 cup
  • olive oil
    2 tbsp
  • garlic (minced)
    1 tbsp
  • fresh parsley (minced)
    1 tbsp
  • lemon zest
    1 1/2 tsp
  • pork tenderloin (16-ounce, trimmed of fat)
  • sweet potatoes (peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
    1 med
  • kidney beans
    1 cup
  • pecans (halves)
    1/2 cup


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. In a medium saucepan combine vegetable broth and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil. Add sorghum. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, 45 to 60 minutes or until tender.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine olive oil, garlic, parsley, lemon zest, and ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Drizzle half of the oil mixture on pork; rub in with your fingers. Place pork in a shallow roasting pan. Add sweet potatoes to the bowl with the remaining oil mixture. Toss to coat and set aside.

  3. Roast pork, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Arrange sweet potatoes around pork and roast 15 to 20 minutes more or until pork is 145°F and potatoes are tender. Remove pork from pan. Cover; let stand for 10 minutes.

  4. Stir roasted sweet potato, beans and pecan halves into cooked sorghum and heat through.

  5. Slice pork tenderloin and serve with warm sorghum salad.