Onion-Smothered Pork Tenderloin

Onion-Smothered Pork Tenderloin

The sautéed onions add a rich sweetness to the savory pork tenderloin.

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces)


  • 2 none (3/4-pound) pork tenderloins
  • none Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 cups sliced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400°.

2. Trim fat from pork; cut a lengthwise slit down center of each tenderloin, cutting about two-thirds of the way through meat. Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray.

3. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until tender. Add thyme, salt, and pepper. Spread onion mixture evenly over tenderloins. Bake at 400° for 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink).

carbo rating: 3

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 168none
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 5.5g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 25g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.4g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 83mg
  • Iron: 1.6mg
  • Sodium: 267mg
  • Calcium: 18mg

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