Five (5) Ingredient Pork with a Blackberry Sauce

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"So easy, and so quick. A simple rub on the pork and topped with a sweet and savory sauce. This recipe can be used with chops, slices of pork loin; or even a pork tenderloin. So cooking times can vary depending on the cut you decide to use. I prefer a grill for this method, but an indoor grill pan/grill works just fine; as does a saute pan if that is all you have. My favorite way is with slices of pork loin or a tenderloin; but chops are also fantastic. Serve with wild rice and your favorite vegetable. An easy quick and delicious dinner."

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (241.3 g)
  • Calories 892.1
  • Total Fat - 83.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 30.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 103.4 mg
  • Sodium - 1290.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 4.9 g
  • Protein - 24.3 g
  • Calcium - 32.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Pork ... Whether you use a tenderloin, slices of pork loin, or your favorite chop; they all work; but just realize the cooking times will be different. The pork will have to be cooked according to the cut you decide to use.

Step 2

First, remove the pork from the refrigerator. Then mix the cinnamon, thyme, salt and pepper together; and rub the seasoning on the pork on all sides. My favorite is a pork tenderloin for this recipe. Let the pork rest to almost room temperature.

Step 3

Sauce ... Add the blackberries, fresh is best (but if using frozen, make sure they are thawed and most of the juice drained) to a small pot with the balsamic vinegar and water. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and bring to medium heat - then reduce and simmer 5-7 minutes.

Step 4

Grill ... If using an outdoor grill or indoor grill - make sure to oil the grates well prior to cooking. Bring to medium high heat and add the pork. Sear on all sides and cook until your desired temperature. I prefer my pork medium, with a little pink. I tend to remove mine at 140 for tenderloin, as it will continue to cook; but chops and thinner cuts, 145 because there is not much carry over cooking. A few minutes before you remove the meat, brush the glaze on one side, then flip. Glaze the other side and flip once again.

Step 5

Serve ... Whether it is chops, loin slices, or tenderloin, make sure to let them rest a bit before serving. Drizzle the sauce over the pork and ENJOY! As I mentioned, wild rice and your favorite vegetable makes it the perfect quick dinner.


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