Seared Fillets of Pork with Chili Spices and Maple Whipped Sweet Potatoes

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Dec. 28, 2011


Center cut pork loin 24 Ounce , completely trimmed of any fat (8 Pieces, 3 Ounce Each)
Chili powder 2 Tablespoon
Cumin 2 Teaspoon
Kosher salt 1 Teaspoon
Freshly ground black pepper 1 Teaspoon
Sweet potatoes 4
Lowfat sour cream 1 Tablespoon (At Room Temperature)
Pure maple syrup 2 Tablespoon
Extra virgin olive oil
Onion 1 , peeled and sliced
Red bell pepper 1 , halved, seeded, and cut into strips
Poblano pepper 1 , halved, seeded, and cut into strips
Homemade chicken broth/Low sodium canned broth
Unsalted butter 1 Tablespoon (At Room Temperature)



1. Start by preheating the oven to 375° F

2. Take a mallet and pound the pork fillets until they are about 1/2 inch thick


2. In a bowl, combine the chilli powder, sumin, salt and pepper, also season the pork on both sides with half the seasoning mixture

3.Take a plastic wrap and use it to cover the bowl containing the mixture, chill it in the refrigerator, and remove it when needed

4. In an oven, place the sweet potatoes and bake them for 40 to 45 minutes, once baked completely remove from the oven and set aside to cool

5. In a bowl, cut each potato in half and scoop the flesh in it, also add sour cream and maple syrup

6. In a potato masher, place the potatoes and mash it, and then season with salt and pepper

7. Spoon the potato mixture into a covered casserole dish and keep it warm

8. In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil

9. In a skillet, place the pork and sear it over high heat for 1 to 2 minutes on both the sides, then transfer the pork to a platter and set aside to keep warm

10. In a pan, put the onion and peppers along with the remaining half of the seasoning mixture, and

stir in and saute for 2 or 3 minutes more

11. In a pan, add the chicken broth and cook over high heat for 5 to 6 minutes, cook until t 1/3 cup of sauce is remaining in the pan, once the chicken is cooked properly then remove from the heat and stir in the butter

12. Place the whipped sweet potatoes in the center of each of 4 heated plates, also place 2 pieces of pork on each plate and spoon the sauce over it


13. Serve immediately with cooked vegetables, salads, rice

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 50 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 484Calories from Fat 117

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 891 mg37.13%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.3%

Dietary Fiber 9 g36%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 42 g84%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet