Beet-and-Caraway-Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Don’t throw away your beet peels! Instead, use them to make this striking fuchsia pork roast—the beets and caraway seeds give the pork a sweet earthiness.

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  • 3 ounces red and/or yellow beet peels (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons caraway seeds
  • Two 1-pound pork tenderloins
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • Pepper
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

How to make this recipe

  1. In a mini food processor, puree the beet peels, salt and caraway seeds until a paste forms. On a rimmed baking sheet, rub each pork tenderloin with 2 tablespoons of the beet paste. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

  2. Preheat the oven to 400°. Drizzle the pork with the 
2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with pepper. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 135°. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice the pork 1/2 inch thick and transfer to a platter. Drizzle with olive oil and serve with lemon wedges.

Suggested Pairing

Dark-berried, lightly herbal Loire Valley Cabernet Franc.

Contributed By Photo © Con Poulos Published November 2015

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Aggregate Rating value: 5

Review Count: 6

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: @PGBarch

Review Body: I made this last night. It is terrific! I added a bit of extra salt though :) 

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-16

Author Name: JabarShell

Review Body: That looks good. I never had beets but I surely would like to try this with my tenderloin cooking. I also didn't realize that pork tenderloin cooks that fast.

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-21

Author Name: Mavis055

Review Body: I totally appreciate your cueing us in this valuable recipe using yellow beet peels. This is actually the first time I heard about it. I just bought my first beet yesterday and I'm quite excited to do this today! Thanks.

Date Published: 2016-06-21

Author Name: linda95

Review Body: If the beets are too hard, is it ok to steam them first before making a puree with it?

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-21

Author Name: TrevL

Review Body: Looks awesome! I grew some beets in a bag and and it's soon time to reap! This whole thing is so interesting and I am sure makes a lot of sense.. Thanks!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-21

Author Name: @BlueGuitar

Review Body: oh wow.. this looks great

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-06-16

Author Name: Shani Benjamin

Review Body: Killer combination!

Review Rating: 4

Date Published: 2016-06-16