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Our Garlic Pork with Kale and Walnut Barley recipe is a truly unique and delicious dish. By artfully combining the flavors from the pork tenderloin, dried thyme, bacon, walnuts, fresh kale and dried figs, you can create this one-of-a-kind, crowd-pleasing meal for your dinner table today!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Karla Conrad

Recipe Summary

20 mins
25 mins
18 mins
10 mins
1 hr 13 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Trim fat from meat. In a small bowl combine garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle on pork; rub in with your fingers. Place pork on a rack in a shallow roasting pan.

  • Roast, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer registers 145°F. Remove pork from pan. Cover; let stand for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until it begins to brown. Add kale and walnuts. Cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until bacon is cooked through, walnuts are lightly toasted, and kale is tender. Remove kale mixture from the skillet and set aside.

  • Add broth and barley to the same skillet. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes or until barley is tender, adding figs for the last 1 minute of cooking. Drain, if necessary. Stir in kale mixture and vinegar.

  • Slice pork and serve with barley mixture.

Nutrition Facts

371 calories; fat 13g; cholesterol 76mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 32g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 7g; insoluble fiber 6g; sugars 6g; protein 33g; vitamin a 5031.3IU; vitamin c 61.4mg; thiamin 0.9mg; riboflavin 0.5mg; niacin equivalents 8.6mg; vitamin b6 1.1mg; folate 38.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 406mg; potassium 860mg; calcium 122mg; iron 3.5mg.