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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
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Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"There has been a lot of talk lately about the burdens of the Presidency. Decisions that the President has to make often affect the lives of tens of millions of people around the world, but that does not mean that they should take longer to make. Some men can make decisions and some cannot. Some men fret and delay under criticism. I used to have a saying that applies here, and I note that some people have picked it up, 'If you cant stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.'"
-Harry S. Truman, 33rd President of the United States

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This is a sauce that doesn't seem spicy at first but the poblanos give it a soft spiciness without a lot of burn. The sauce goes great on almost anything beef, chicken or a more flavorful fish like tuna.

Goat Cheese in Sauces

I love using goat cheese in recipes to thicken sauces. It's reliable and helps reduce the amount of fat and flour required as for a Roux.

Because of the savory flavor of goat cheese it won't work for every recipe. In many recipes I look for a cheese with as little flavor as possible. Another ingredient that adds creaminess is yogurt cheese.


 

Pork with Creamy Poblano Sauce



Servings = 4 | Serving size =4 ounces pork with sauce

Cooking Time = 45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5.

This recipe makes great leftovers, especially as sandwiches.

Serve with Jasmine Rice or Dirty Rice or Jasmine Rice - Low Sodium Version

AND

Serve with Parmesan Squash. or Herbed Zucchini

2 medium poblano peppers
1 tsp olive oil
1 small onion (diced)
1/4 tsp cumin
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/4 tsp salt
1 ounce semi-soft goat cheese
16 ounce pork tenderloin
spray olive oil

Place the poblanos in the oven and set the temperature to 325F. Let them roast for 20 minutes. Remove and place in a paper bag. When cool, peel and seed. Dice the peppers.

Place the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the peppers, cumin, chicken broth and salt. Cook for about 20 minutes until the liquid is reduced by half.

Using a blender or mini-chopper, puree the pepper & onion mixture until smooth. Return it to the pan and add the goat cheese. Whisk it in as it melts until the sauce is smooth.

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 425F. When the oven comes to temperature, spray the pan lightly with oil and place the pork tenderloin in the pan. Roast for about 7 minutes and turn the tenderloin over. Roast, turning about every 5 minutes, for a total of about 20 minutes.

Remove the tenderloin from the oven, slice, and serve topped with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces pork with sauce

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 175 Calories from Fat 49
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
    Saturated Fat 2g 10%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 251mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
    Sugars 2g  
Protein 26g  
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 522%
Calcium 3% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 4 mcg Potassium 593 mg
Magnesium 38 mg