I must admit this Roasted Pork Loin Filet with Apples and Fennel is the least labor intensive meal that delivers the biggest punch of flavor that I’ve made in a while. The perfectly seasoned pork loin filet gets a quick pan sear then in the oven to roast with the most heavenly smoked bacon crumbles on top.
While I pan seared the pork loin filet I had a sheet pan of tart sliced apples, sweet fennel and some beautiful rainbow carrots getting a head start in the oven to make this a meal in 30 minutes. A quick drizzle of honey and balsamic and you are ready to eat!
I’m excited that today’s post is sponsored by my friends over at Smithfield. Smithfield is proud to be the leader in marinated fresh pork. They continuously strive to provide customers with new and delicious mouthwatering flavors, all using 100% fresh pork. An added bonus is they use no artificial ingredients.
You can get this Roasted Pork Loin Filet with Apples and Fennel on the dinner table in about 30 minutes and the smokey, crumbled bacon on top of this is amazing. I used the Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet as the base for this recipe and served it alongside some beautifully roasted apples, fennel and carrots that got a drizzle of honey and balsamic vinegar after roasting.
This is perfectly seasoned and the aroma of the Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet is amazing.
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If you like this Roasted Pork Loin Filet, check out my Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloin, too. Enjoy!
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This Roasted Pork Loin Filet with Apples and Fennel is perfectly seasoned gets a quick pan sear then roasts with smoked bacon crumbles on top and is served with honey roasted apples and fennel. Cooked and on the table in 30 minutes, too!
- 1.75 lb Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet
- 2 tbsp olive oil (separated)
- 1 lb rainbow carrots
- 1 large fennel bulb
- 1 large apple of choice
- pinch of kosher salt
- pinch of black pepper
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 450˚F.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, aluminum foil or use a Silpat silicone baking mat.
- Trim the stalks of the fennel off and discard (or save for soup stock). Trim bottom off and slice lengthwise in half and then each half into 1/2” pieces. Trim ends off carrots and slice apple into 8-10 pieces. Toss all in a bowl with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Transfer to baking sheet and roast until tender and caramelized, about 25 minutes.
While vegetables roast: In a large skillet with an oven proof handle, heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add the tenderloin and cook, turning frequently, until brown on all sides, about 8-10 minutes. Transfer to the oven and roast for 12 minutes. (See Note 1)
- Remove pork from the pan and allow to rest 3-5 minutes. Cut the tenderloin into thick 1" slices.
- When vegetables are done, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and honey and toss to coat evenly. Taste and season with kosher salt if necessary and serve alongside sliced Pork Loin Filet.
1. Don't overcook your pork, keep it nice and moist, not dried out. Internal temp should be between 145°-160°F and allow meat to rest at least 3-5 minutes.