Savory, a little sweet, and very filling, this pork medallions with caramelized onions and apples recipe is diet-friendly and delicious. This easy to make pork with apples and onions dish isn't enlivened with fat and heavy cream, but with liberal doses of healthy seasonings and fiber-rich onions and apples.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
- 1 pound pork tenderloin, fat trimmed
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon rubbed sage (substitute dried thyme or rosemary)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon light olive oil
- 1 large onion, cut into medium strips
- 2 apples, peeled, cored , cut into wedges
- Scant pinch of ground cloves
Slice the pork crosswise into 4 medallions. Place the pork medallions in a small glass dish and pour the apple cider vinegar over the meat. Allow the pork to marinate in the vinegar for 10 minutes, turning the meat over halfway through the marinating time.
Pat the pork dry on both sides and sprinkle all the surfaces with the sage, salt, and black pepper. Heat the butter and oil together in a large skillet set over high heat. Add the medallions to the pan and allow them to cook, without moving them at all, for 4 minutes. Carefully flip them over, and allow them to cook, without moving them, for an additional 4 minutes.
Check the pork medallions for doneness, and continue cooking them for an additional 1 to 2 minutes if they appear too pink in the center. Remove the cooked pork medallions to a plate and cover them loosely with foil to keep them warm.
Add the onions to the skillet and reduce the heat to medium. Cook the onions, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, until they begin to brown. Add the apples and cloves to the skillet and continue cooking the mixture, stirring occasionally, for an additional 5 minutes, until the apples have just turned tender.
Arrange the onions and apples on serving plates, slice the pork, if desired, and arrange the pork over the caramelized onions and apples; serve immediately.
This pork medallions and caramelized onions and apples recipe makes 4 servings.