Roast Pork with Apples and Red Onion

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A delicious meal that can be on the table in just about 30 minutes, roast pork with apples and red onion is a fall family favorite for any night of the week.

roast pork with apples and onions

Every morning when I wake up I have visions for how my day is going to go. Somehow in my mind there is always time for everything. Breakfast made and cleaned up before the kids are off to school. Housework and a workout. Work and errands. Homework and a delicious dinner.

roast pork with apples and onions

And then I blink. It’s 1:00pm. The kids made it off to school on time, but the breakfast dishes are still in the sink. I’m still in my workout clothes and unshowered (seriously gross I know). The laundry is piled up, and more often than not there is a forgotten load in the washer. The to-do list carries over from one day to the next. My email inbox is JAMMED, and then there’s dinner to worry about.

Sound familiar? I’m pretty sure it does.

I always plan for dinner. Sunday is the day I make my menu and grocery list. I like getting the grocery shopping done then too; it really helps the week run a bit more smoothly. I am usually really good about having everything I need at home so that I am never in the oh my god what can I possibly make for dinner jam. My problem is that the visions I have for how my day is going to go also carry over to my meal planning. I always think I am going to have time for a Sunday dinner on a Wednesday.

And then Wednesday arrives, and all I have time for is a Wednesday dinner sandwiched  in between football and homework.


Good thing I found Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork at WinCo. A quick sear in the skillet, and then into the oven it goes. Smithfield does the marinating for you, so you can have a  delicious home cooked meal on the table in 30 minutes or less, real flavor real fast.

Thanks to the Brady Bunch  pork chops and applesauce, I can never think of pork without thinking about apples. It is apple season after all.  Along with the pork loin I sautéed  up a few granny smith apples and a red onion. Everything gets cooked in the same skillet, so even cleanup is a breeze. What I love is that this quick weeknight meal looks and tastes like a Sunday supper you spent all day preparing.

skilleet roasted pork with apples and red onions

roast pork with apples and red onion


  • 1 Smithfield Marinated Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp whole grain dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp brown sugar


  • preheat the oven to 450 degrees
  • in a large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat
  • sear pork loin 2 minutes per side, remove and set aside
  • reduce heat to medium
  • add the apples, onion, vinegar, dijon, and brown sugar to skillet, stir to coat
  • cook until the apples begin to soften - about 5 minutes
  • place the pork loin on top  of the apples and onions, and roast in the oven until pork reaches 150 degrees (15-20 minutes)
  • cover and let sit 5 minutes before slicing

Smithfield Marinated 100% Fresh Pork is a delicious, easy meal solution that is perfect for any night of the week. It is delicious enough for Sunday supper, and easy enough for a busy Wednesday night.

For this roast pork with apples and red onion I chose the Roasted Garlic & Herb Pork Loin Filet, but you can also find Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork in the following varieties – Applewood Smoked Bacon Pork Loin Filet, Roasted Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Pork Tenderloin, and Hardwood Smoked Bacon & Cracked Black Pepper Tenderloin.

The tenderloins cook even faster than the loin filet I chose. After a quick sear on both sides, they roast up in about 15 minutes. You can’t even get fast food that fast.

You can find Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork in the fresh meat section at your neighborhood WinCo store, and don’t forget this valuable money saving coupon valid through 10/15, and while supplies last.

 Do you have a favorite easy meal tip?  I’d love to hear them.
skillet roasted pork with apples and red onion