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Easy Pork Recipe with Applesauce
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Easy Pork Recipe with Chunky Applesauce

This easy pork recipe takes only 20 minutes to prepare. In moderation, pork is rich in vitamins and minerals that are good for the body. Just choose leaner cuts for a less fatty option.
Course dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword 20-minute meal, budget-friendly recipe, easy pork recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3/4 tsp salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin trimmed and sliced crosswise into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp canola oil divided
  • 1 piece Gala apple cored and chopped
  • 1 piece Granny Smith apple cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • fresh parsley leaves


  • Season the pork with 1/2 tsp salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Swirl oil to coat skillet and cook pork for at least 2 minutes on each side or based on your preferred doneness. Remove from pan.
  • In the same pan, add the remaining oil. Add apples and 1/2 cup water. Cook for about 6 minutes, covered, or until the apples are tender.
  • Season the apples with salt, sugar, and cinnamon. Cook uncovered for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the apples soften and most of the liquid has evaporated and become syrupy.
  • Serve the pork with the applesauce mixture and garmish with freshly chopped parsley.