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Apple-Smoked Pork with Pear Salsa

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 4 hr 20 min
  • Servings 8

Enjoy your dinner with this smoked pork topped with home-made pear salsa - a tasty meal. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Pear Salsa

1 1/2
cups chopped unpeeled pear (about 1 large)
2
tablespoons chopped green onions
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2
tablespoons chopped hot yellow chile
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
2
tablespoons lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon salt

Pork

4
cups apple wood chips
2
pork tenderloins (about 1 lb each)
1
teaspoon garlic salt
1
small onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices

Steps

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  • 1
    Make Pear Salsa
  • 2
    In large bowl, cover wood chips with water; soak 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Drain wood chips. Prepare and heat smoker using wood chips and adding water to water pan following manufacturer’s directions.
  • 4
    Sprinkle pork with garlic salt. Make diagonal cuts across pork at 1-inch intervals to within 1/2 inch of bottom of pork. Insert onion pieces in cuts in pork.
  • 5
    Place pork on rack in smoker. Cover and smoke about 3 hours or until meat thermometer inserted in center of pork reads 160°F. If smoking stops, add additional wood chips through side door of smoker. Top pork with salsa.
  • 6
    METHOD FOR PEAR SALSA: In small glass or plastic bowl, mix all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

Expert Tips

  • This salsa recipe also works well when paired with grilled chicken breasts or pork chops. Instead of pears, try substituting peaches and plums instead.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
7%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
24%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
460mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
4g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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