Elvis was right, peanut butter and pigs go hand in hand. While I’m not a fan of his music except for the song Great Balls of Fire (was that him?), I commend his culinary habits. Elvis was a man who enjoyed his peanut butter in all forms and fashions. The Elvis Burger was one of my first (and best) attempts at combining peanut butter with meat other than with Peanut Sauce. This recipe is another winner for sure. If Elvis were still alive, I’m sure he’d approve. So let’s agree that this recipe is Peanut Butter Boy Tested©, Elvis Approved©.


1 pork tenderloin, trimmed
3T creamy peanut butter
3T apricot or peach preserves
1T low-sodium soy sauce


1. Preheat the oven to 375. Mix the peanut butter, preserves and soy sauce in a small dish until well mixed. Using your hands, spread the mixture all over the tenderloin, then place it in a baking dish and cook in the oven for 45 minutes. Remove, slice and enjoy!

Additional Info:

For an excellent short story about Elvis and his love for peanut butter, I highly recommend you read Dinner with the King.

Filed in Gluten Free, Low Carb, Main Course, Peanut Butter

22 Responses / Leave a comment »

  1. Evan Thomas says:

    I hate to break the ews, but Elvis didn’t sing Great Balls Of Fire. My iTunes tell me it was sung by Jerry Lee Lewis

  2. Matthew says:

    Happy National Peanut Butter lover’s month my bro from strong island

    • Nick says:

      Same to you sir, and thanks for the reminder! I almost forgot! Working on a devious recipe now…

      • Matthew says:

        So far i’ve cooked up two triple decker PBnJ’s(Insanity, loved every minute), Oatmeal with maple and PB, Oatmeal with Dark Chocolate and PB, Some Kashi Go lean Mixed with Cocoa powder and some trader joe’s valencia.
        Tommorow: Dorm Room Multigrain pancakes with PB and Maple syrup.
        November is best month ever, Peanut Butter and Thanksgiving food is all i need in life lol

        • Matthew says:

          Oh yea, Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal and Asian Inspired Soy, Garlic, and Peanut Oatmeal

        • Nick says:

          Wow, you’ve definitely got me beat! I’d have to agree, Peanut Butter + Thanksgiving all in one month is a fabulous month indeed!

          How was the Asian oatmeal?? I love my Spicy Hominy Oatmeal but that one sounds a bit wild even for me!

          • Matthew says:

            Outrageous, like the best chinese/thai takeout you’ve had with no grease or guilt.
            1/3 Cup Oats
            1-2 Tbs Reduced Sodium Soy sauce(to taste)
            2 Tbs PB
            Garlic powder and Onion/Scallion To taste

            Cook Oats, Add the rest and mix well
            Maybe you can fine tune it for me, I have a Dorm room to work around and limited ingredients

        • Nick says:

          Ok, now that sounds fantastically creative. I need to explore the possibilities of that oatmeal concoction. And for breakfast you say? It sounds more like dinner to me!

          • Matthew says:

            It was an amazing dinner, I had an interesting twist on a classic for breakfast. Take 1 and 1/2 cups kashi go lean, a few dashes of cinnimon and cocoa powder, 2 tbs of pb in layers throughout it, microwave for 20 second intervals until cereal is lightly warmed and peanut butter is a slightly melted texture. I did it without milk and it was crazy good with trader joes’s valencia, but you could add some milk

  3. Miz says:

    just wow.

    • Nick says:

      I know, it sounds crazy, but I gave it a lot of thought before wasting a perfectly good cut of meat. But as I expected, it turned out delicious! Definitely making it again.

  4. Now THAT’s creative. I remember my former husband trying to do something different with pork chops and he sprinkled them with cinnamon. Sort of an homage to the Greeks who use cinnamon in Moussaka their version of lasagna and other savory dishes.

    Be that as it may – it’s always fun to come up with new and creative ways to enjoy our meals. I like peanut butter. I like jam. But I was a bit of a weird kid. I never liked them together.

    • Nick says:

      That’s not a bad idea, I love when cinnamon is successfully paired with meat in a savory dish.

      Well now you’re an adult, so get over it and start combining those two wonderful ingredients!

  5. Alex says:

    I LOLed at your Elvis (and Kix) homage.

  6. Gong says:

    Very interesting recipe, but I am muslim and wonder how it would be to change from pork to beef. Try some beef menus next time :)

    • Nick says:

      I think it would be great with beef, but even better with chicken or turkey – a turkey tenderloin perhaps. Let me know if you give it a try!

  7. Susan McPherson says:

    Jerry Lee Lewis sang “Great Balls of FIre”

    • Nick says:

      Haha yea, the first commenter said the same thing, but only because iTunes told him so!

      I guess the moral of the story is – I don’t really know or like Elvis’ music =).

  8. Rogers says:

    Now with pork and peanut butter…
    With little bit of chilly..it’s great.
    … this I like

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