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.
Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is the go-to for a delicious, hassle-free dinner that’s ready in about 30 minutes or less. With the prep work already done for you, simply grill, roast, sauté, or slow-cook for a meal that’s perfect for any night of the week.
Slow-marinated and perfectly seasoned, Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork is available in an assortment of mouthwatering flavors, such as Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper, Slow Roasted Golden Rotisserie, or Applewood Smoked Bacon.
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This Roasted Pork Loin Filet with Apples and Fennel can feed six people, but we had just the two of us so the leftovers made for the best sandwich the next day. For another incredible sandwich idea, check out their new video Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork and Onion Po’ Boys, too!
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If you like this Roasted Pork Loin Filet, check out my Balsamic Roast Pork Tenderloin, too. Enjoy!
Thanks again to Smithfield for sponsoring today’s post. Thank you for supporting the companies that continue to make Kevin Is Cooking possible.
Roasted Pork Loin Filet with Apples and Fennel
- 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 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.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
I varied the recipe leaving out the balsamic and honey, and included boiled spuds, fried onion and lots of apple sauce. 11/10. Borderline exquisite. Thanks Kevin
Love this Pete! 🙂
So how is it possible to bake this for only 15 minutes when the package says cook 30-40 minutes per pound?
Are you looking at a pork loin roast or the tenderloin/filet? The entire campaign was a meal under 30 minutes and I used what they termed “Smithfield Applewood Smoked Bacon Marinated Fresh Pork Loin Filet”.
Thanks for the recipe Kevin! I do not cook with fennel often, this looks like a winner.
Hey there Kevin! Fennel is a great one, super subtle, but adds a distinct and sweet flavor either roasted with vegetables or sliced thin in salads, too. Enjoy!
Wow, this pork looks amazing, Kevin – so succulent and perfectly seared. The combo of pork, apples, and fennel is just so right!
Thanks! The smokey bacon pork loin filet goes perfectly with the roasted apple and fennel, a perfect dinner for you guys Ben! 😉
This sounds so delicious, and my kind of thing. I love roasted vegetables, and pork loin is one of my favorite meats.
This is an incredible product and the flavors are just superb. I’m thinking you guys would love this Jeff. Cheers!
HI…I CANNOT PURCHASE THIS BRAND WHERE I LIVE…IS THERE A RECIPE TO MAKE A SIMILAR MARINADE???
Hello Susan! Thanks for stopping by. I do not know the recipe that Smithfield’s uses for what is marinating the pork loin filet exactly. It’s their secret! BUT, the crumbled bacon on top adds such a lovely, smokey aspect to the pork as it renders and cooks in the oven. A friend of mine also just used a pork loin filet and seasoned it with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powders and crumbled bacon on top and she said it was fantastic, too. Maybe you could reach out to Smithfield and ask where you might purchase their product near your… Read more »
Hi Kevin. This looks amazing. Pork and apples are a natural. I buy tenderloins quite often as they are inexpensive and very versatile. I will be on the lookout for the marinated ones.
The best part is they are not overloaded with salt and the aroma as this roast sis so amazing. A wonderful cut of meat and the fennel adds a sweet touch! Thanks so much Dorothy!
Love quick meals like this! Haven’t had pork in quite some time and this looks delicious! Love the classic combo with apples and the fennel is the perfect touch to give that anise flavour. I’ll have to check out Smithfield next time I’m at the grocery; love that there’s no artificial ingredients – ain’t nobody got time for that 😉 !!
The smokey bacon that roasted and renders on top is off the hook tasty! 🙂