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Celebrating National Pork Month With Costco Pt. 2 – The Recipe Challenge (YOU can WIN 2!)  #CostcoPork

Celebrating National Pork Month With Costco Pt. 2 – The Recipe Challenge (YOU can WIN 2!) #CostcoPork

In a recent blog post I had told you about it being National Pork Month, and that I was celebrating by creating my own recipe for Pork Tenderloin. All of this was asked of me by and Costco for the Blogger Pork Challenge.

So, I wanted to share with you now, a video and my recipe that I came up with (below):

Harvest Pork Tenderloin

Boneless Pork Loin (5 lbs.)

2 bags of mixed dried fruit (example: prunes,apricots, peaches, pears, apple slices, any fruits you like)

3 Tbsp. of butter

3 Tbsp. of virgin olive oil


Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1 Cup of Spiced Apple Wine (or you can substitute white wine)


Cut your Pork Tenderloin into 2 pieces, each being about 8 inches long.

Stand one piece of Tenderloin on end, and use a BBQ Skewer to put a hole down the middle of the Loin, just as if you were skewering a giant hot dog from end to end.
Then move the skewer around to enlarge the hole. After enlarging with the skewer then use a handle of a wooden spoon to enlarge it even more.

*The awesome thing about the Costco Pork Tenderloin, is that it is already cut in 1/2 lengthwise so you do not have to do the step above! *

Then lay out your dried fruit on a wax paper so that you can pick and choose easily. Then insert fruit one at a time, alternating colors, and keeping the fruit in sequence. (ex. prune, apple, aprico – prune, apple, apricot.
This will make it beautifully colored when you cut it into slices and all of the harvest colors are showing.

Repeat this with the other 1/2 of your Pork Tenderloin as well.

Next, brown the outside of your Tenderloins, use tongs to turn so that they are browned all over. Salt and Pepper your pork so that it is seasoned all over.

Put into a roasting pan large enough to hold both roasts, and deep enough to hold the milk and wine.

Pour in the Wine.

Skewer the ends of the Pork so that they won’t fall apart during cooking. (you can also sew them)

Pour enough milk into the pan so that it reaches up to the sides of your tenderloins.

Cover with a lid and place into the oven at 350 degree’s F

Bake for up to 2 hours or until the meat doesn’t resist when poked with a tip of a sharp knife.

Remove from oven, cover loosely with foil and let your Loins rest for 10 – 15 minutes before cutting.

Do not use juices leftover in the pan as a gravy, it won’t be good.

Slice the Tenderloin into 1 inch thick pieces and arrange on a platter.

Serves 6 – 8 family members, or guests.

This was so fun to make and I loved seeing how it would turn out. This was a recipe from my Great Great Gramma that I revised to make it into my own recipe. So this is definitely part of a Family recipe.


Link Love :

More recipes and tips: Costco’s “In The Warehouse”

Resources about Pork

Resources about the MANY Cuts of Pork available.

*Temperature Update: In May, the USDA reduced the temperature guideline for pork loins, chops and roasts from 160 to 145 degrees F, with a three-minute rest. This will yield a juicy, flavorful product that may be pinker in color than most home cooks are used to. Ground pork, like all ground meat, should be cooked to 160 degrees.

In Honor of National Pork Month being Celebrated at Costco, we would like to give you a chance to WIN a Pork Prize Pack.

The Prize Pack includes : a $25 Costco Gift Card, a Taylor Instant Read Meat Thermometer, and a USB Flash Drive with Pork info.

Here is How to Win:

Mandatory Entry: Leave me a comment telling me your favorite cut of Pork with a recipe for it.

For Additional Entries:

Follow me on Twitter I am @plussizemommy please comment and let me know you did.

Follow me on Networked Blogs, just look over in my right sidebar and click “Follow this blog”

Give this post a Stumble on StumbleUpon, all you have to do is click the “SU” Green and Blue button under “Bookmark Us”
section on my right sidebar, comment and let me know you have.

This giveaway is for continental USA winners only. This giveaway starts NOW and ends on 10/30/2011 at 9 PM EST.
Winner WILL NOT be notified. Winner will be chosen via and then listed in a separate post.(so please look for it on the 30th). Winner will have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize.Prize will then be shipped from the company directly. Winners who do not reply within 48 hours of winner post will be disqualified and a new winner will be chosen.
PLEASE LEAVE separate comments for each entry. Otherwise you will only receive entries based on how many comments you

Thank you for visiting and entering and GOOD LUCK!

The Plus Size Mommy

Disclosure: I’m receiving compensation plus entry into a sweepstakes from Costco in exchange
for my pork tenderloin post. All opinions are my own.

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