Here is my Pork Tenderloin recipe for solar cooking. Yesterday was a typical hot, sunny summer day – perfect for solar cooking. The day’s menu included Pork Tenderloin, Cinnamon Apples, and corn on the cob. This was such an easy meal that I just had to share it with you. My Pork Tenderloin recipe for Solar Cooking is an old family favorite. I used to make this in a slow cooker, but now I put it outside in one of my solar cookers.
Today, I cooked a 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin in the All Season Solar Cooker (ASSC). The time is takes to cook in a solar oven varies depending on the type of solar cooker, the weather, and how hot the solar cooker gets. Read How Long Does It Take to Cook in a Solar Oven for more information.
The recommended internal temperature for cooked pork is between 145° F and 160°F. The ASSC reached a high temperature of 250°F fairly quickly, and stayed at that consistent temperature. My pork cooked for 3 1/2 hours until it reached an internal temperature of 160°F. When the pork was done and the oven opened up, the aroma was heavenly.
- 1 (1.5 - 2 pound) pork tenderloin
- 1 (1 oz) envelope dry onion soup mix
- 1 cup cranberry juice
- ¾ cup water
- 3 TBSP minced garlic (about 3 gloves)
- 3 TBSP soy sauce
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Pre-heat the solar oven while preparing the ingredients.
- Rinse off the pork and place it in a dark colored, solar safe pot.
- Add the onion soup mix, garlic, and black pepper.
- Add the cranberry juice, water, and soy sauce.
- Cover the pot and place into the hot solar oven.
- Let cook for about 3 hours until the internal temperature reaches 145 - 160 F
Apples are always a favorite side dish to go with pork. So I put together a very simple Cinnamon Apple recipe.
For the apples, I cut 4 large cooking apples into large chunks, added some sugar, a little bit of cinnamon, and a tablespoon of flour (to help thicken the sauce). I baked the apples in the Sunflair Mini Solar Oven for 2 hours.
I rounded out the meal with corn on the cob. Here is my favorite way to cook Corn on the Cob. What a great meal!! All cooked by using free energy from the sun.