Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kroger bargain recipe of the week- Orange Marinated Pork Tenderloin

Bargain Meal of the Week

I know what your thinking. Orange pork chops... ewww. I thought the same thing but everyone that has tried this has loved it !!! One recipe lover said that instead of traditional cooking she put it in the slow crock pot for 4 hours on low. If you don't grow Rosemary, you can always find it in the produce section. (Rosemary is always on manager special at my Kroger and lasts forever!) Happy Eating Y'all!!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand.

Orange Marinated Pork Tenderloin

1 cup orange juice (on sale $.99/ 1/2 gallon) $.12
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary $.50
3 teaspoons minced garlic
1 whole pork tenderloin (On sale $1.78/lb) $2.67
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Make the orange marinade by whisking together the orange juice, soy sauce, rosemary, and garlic. Pour over pork tenderloin and marinate for at least one hour, preferably overnight.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees . Drain pork, reserving the marinade, and place on a baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Roast for about 20 minutes until internal temperature has reached 160 degrees.

Meanwhile, strain the reserved marinade and bring it to a simmer in a small saucepan. Serve this as a sauce for the meat.

Total Cost of Meal: $3.29

Add corn on the cob ( On sale $.19/ear) Total cost of Meal: $4.24

Add corn on the cob and fresh green beans (On sale $.88/lb) . Total Cost of Meal: $5.12

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