Florentine Pork in French Bread Boats

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 30 min.
For a light dinner or weekend lunch, transform ordinary bread loaves into the perfect vehicle for a tasty pork filling.

Ingredients

  • 2 pork tenderloin, (about 12 ounces each)
  • 1/3 cup Italian dressing, (reduced calorie)
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 medium tomato, seeded and diced
  • 3 oz spinach, washed and trimmed
  • 3 French bread (6 inch pieces), split lengthwise in half
  • 4 tsp Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions

  • Cut pork into slices 1/4-inch thick. Place pork in plastic bag; add dressing, turning to coat. Tie bag securely and marinate at least 15 minutes (no longer than 1 1/2 hours). Remove pork from marinade and discard marinade.
  • Brown pork in oil in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, about 4-5 minutes. Add tomatoes and spinach. Cover tightly and cook over medium-high heat 2-3 minutes or until spinach is wilted. Pour off liquid. Meanwhile remove soft centers from bread to form "boats". Spoon 1 cup pork mixture into each boat. Sprinkle each with equal amount of cheese.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve with pasta salad and fresh fruit.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 325
  Calories from Fat 82 (25%)
(14%)Total Fat 9g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(25%)Cholesterol 76mg
(18%)Sodium 420mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(62%)Protein 31g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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