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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Bite of the Week - Hormel Apple Bourbon Pork Tenderloin

We first came across this baseball bat-shaped piece of meat several months ago when Mom was looking for something different to make. Normally between $8-9, they were on sale (hence the purchase). Paired with some tasty white potatoes, Mom said that the pork tenderloin was very simple to make, and in less than an hour, our family was sitting down to a delicious feast.

THE VERDICT: Excellent! The tenderloin is billed as extra lean, and it was. Any remaining fat the meat may have had dripped away while roasting in the oven. This Hormel product comes in several flavors. I've seen the apple bourbon, teriyaki, lemon garlic, and a few others. This week, it is on sale at Stop & Shop for only $6.99. The meat was so tender and juicy, and I did not find any weird pieces inside (I am known for being the one at the table to always find a piece of fat or cartilage in her meat). We didn't even need to top it with a sauce; the apple bourbon flavor was strong, but not overpowering. It was a great buy, and I can't wait to have it for dinner again. So much for me trying to be a vegetarian this year.