pork tenderloin, cut crosswise into 1 1/2-inch pieces
( 1 1/2 to 2 pounds total)
salt and pepper
garlic cloves, minced
2 lbs swiss chard, curly-leaf spinach or 2 lbs
beet leaves, stemmed and chopped
unsalted butter, cut into 2 pieces
1. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 6 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towel–lined plate. Pour off fat, reserving 3 tablespoons.
2. Pat pork dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Cook pork in 2 tablespoons bacon fat over medium-high heat until well browned all over and meat registers 145 degrees, about 10 minutes. Transfer to platter and tent with foil.
3. Add remaining fat and garlic to now-empty skillet and cook over medium heat until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in half of greens and cook, covered, until greens are beginning to wilt, about 1 minute. Add remaining greens and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in bacon and 2 teaspoons vinegar. Season with salt and pepper and transfer to plate.
4. Add bourbon, brown sugar, and accumulated pork juices to now-empty skillet and cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Off heat, whisk in butter, mustard, and remaining vinegar. Pour sauce over pork. Serve with greens.
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Tennessee Pork With Greens(Cook's Country) (cont.)