Cuban Style Mojo Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Black Beans is tropics-inspired with bright, citrusy flavor and easy enough for a weeknight!
Are you getting wintered-out and wish you could escape to the tropics? How about a quick culinary escape with this Cuban Style Mojo Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Black Beans?
We’ve lived in our home long enough now to where it seems everything needs repair or replacing all at once! This week it was our kitchen refrigerator. We had to have it repaired last summer, however, when a 14-year-old refrigerator needs repair, it’s trying to tell you it’s not long for this world.
Anyway, the refrigerator died it’s final death this week so we had to buy a new one. Thankfully we have an old “beater” out in the garage that refuses to die so we can still store some food.
With too many expenses to escape to the tropics as I would love, this easy Cuban-inspired dinner made us feel like we’re somewhere else instead!
Pork tenderloin is generally sold with two per package. Don’t confuse pork tenderloin with pork loins; they’re two very different cuts of meat. This article at The Kitchn explains the differences.
When they’re on sale, I’ll pick up a couple, then separate, trim and freeze individually in zipper-top bags. When I want to prepare one, all I have to do is thaw in the refrigerator, then add marinade ingredients to the pork tenderloin that’s already trimmed up in the bag.
A quick sear and finishing in the oven is all it needs. If the weather is nice, you can just pop it on the grill!
While the tenderloin was finishing in the oven, I pulled together an easy side dish of canned black beans, onions, peppers and tomatoes.
That’s it! Cuban Style Mojo Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Black Beans! A quick culinary escape to the tropics with an easy weeknight dinner!
You could also serve with brown rice or roasted sweet potatoes, too!
Be sure to try one of my other delicious pork tenderloin dishes:
- Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle Peach Barbecue Sauce
- Bourbon-Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Peach – Watermelon Salsa
- Pecan-Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon – Mustard Sauce
- Mojo Pork Skewers and Pepper Jelly-Glazed Sweet Potatoes
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Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 503 Total Fat 29g Saturated Fat 5g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 22g Cholesterol 57mg Sodium 1073mg Carbohydrates 40g Fiber 10g Sugar 12g Protein 27g