Pork Tenderloin and the P Street Giant

So starting tomorrow is the long awaited pork tenderloin sale at the P Street Giant ($3/lb).  People will be lining up outside like they did for the 3G iPhone.  Or not.  Regardless, keep reading for a dirt cheap, simple, delicious pork tenderloin recipe.

1.5 – 2 lb pork tenderloin (the package will be two separate tenderloins) ($ 4.50 – 6)
1 14 oz can of petitte diced tomatoes ($ 1.50)
Herb de Provence
Olive Oil

Really easy, cheap and unimaginative side dishes (Go crazy here. Make something more seasonal or more interesting … and then post your idea)

1 cup of brown rice (Uncle Ben’s – should be about $3 for a box)
1 lb fresh green beans ($ 2)

Total cost: $11 – 13

This cost assumes you have Herb Provence and olive oil handy. If not, I recommend the 365 Brand from WF (about $7.50). For cheap Herb Provence – check out the kitchen section at the Columbia Heights Marshalls. You should be able to get a jar for about $6.

Steps:
* preheat oven to 375 degrees
1) Wash and dry pork tenderloin, trim excess skin & fat
2) Pour small amount of olive oil onto a large plate.  Add salt, pepper and Herb de Provence, roll pork tenderloin around in this mixture
3) Heat cast iron at high and put in one tablespoon of olive oil.  Once olive oil is warm, add pork tenderloin.
4) Brown pork tenderloin all around for 5-7 minutes
5) Take out excess oil
6) Add petite diced tomatoes and one clove of crushed garlic
7) Put cast iron pot in 375 degree oven for ten to fifteen minutes

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