This was a delicious dish with great flavor. We just had it for a weekday meal, but it could do well for company, too. It takes time to cook, but it isn't that much work. I only did one tenderloin, but did the whole recipe otherwise. There was enough pork for two meals for us, and we ate all the onion and cranberries, too! We had it with a green salad and rice. A green veggie would have been nice, too. Definitely making this again.
Pork Tenderloin with Onions and Dried Cranberries
"I used this recipe to teach my college-aged sons about the ease of cooking with pork tenderloins because they are so versatile," Clancy says. "Now they prepare the dish on their own, experimenting with different beers and dried fruits." As with any dish that incorporates alcohol, this is intended for students who are of legal drinking age.
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- Calories: 178
- Calories from fat: 27%
- Fat: 5.4g
- Saturated fat: 1.5g
- Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
- Protein: 22.5g
- Carbohydrate: 9.4g
- Fiber: 0.8g
- Cholesterol: 68mg
- Iron: 1.5mg
- Sodium: 394mg
- Calcium: 14mg
- 2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed
- 1 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cups (1/4-inch-thick) slices onion (about 3 medium)
- 1 cup light beer
- 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- Sprinkle pork with 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 6 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove pork from the pan. Add onion to pan; reduce heat, and cook for 8 minutes or until browned. Remove onion from pan; sprinkle with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and set aside. Add beer to pan; cook 1 minute over high heat or until reduced to 1/2 cup.
- Return pork and onion to pan; add broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in cranberries; cover and cook 30 minutes or until pork is tender. Remove from heat. Place pork on a cutting board; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Cut each tenderloin into 12 slices. Serve with onion mixture.
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