Spicy Pork Tenderloin with Greens and Carrots | Better Meal Plans

Spicy Pork Tenderloin with Greens and Carrots

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Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 363kcal



  • Freeze pork tenderloin until firm around the edges, 30–45 minutes.
  • Combine chili paste, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, 2 Tbsp coconut aminos/tamari, and 2 tsp sesame oil in a resealable plastic bag (or medium bowl if you aren’t feeling the plastic). Thinly slice pork with a long sharp knife. Add to marinade, seal bag, and knead to thoroughly coat. Let sit at least 10 minutes and up to 2 hours.
  • Heat 1 Tbsp coconut oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. When oil is very hot, add half of pork in a single layer; season very lightly with salt. Cook, undisturbed, increasing heat to high if needed, until dark brown underneath, about 1 minute. Toss pork, breaking up with tongs or a wooden spoon, and continue to cook, tossing, until cooked through, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with another 1 Tbsp coconut oil and remaining pork (you may want to briefly remove skillet from heat when adding more oil so it doesn’t spatter). Wipe out skillet.
  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp coconut oil in skillet over medium-high. Add carrots and cook in a single layer, undisturbed, until beginning to soften and brown underneath, about 2 minutes. Add kale and toss to wilt. Cook, tossing occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender, about 2 minutes.
  • Combine vinegar and remaining 1 Tbsp coconut aminos/tamari and ¼ tsp sesame oil in a small bowl.
  • To serve, divide among bowls and arrange pork and vegetables over. Top each with some green onions and a spoonful of gochujang; drizzle with dressing. Best served over rice or cauliflower rice.


Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1447mg | Potassium: 875mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 10175IU | Vitamin C: 44.1mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2.6mg
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