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Pork Tenderloin With Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions

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Pork Tenderloin With Mushrooms and Caramelized Onions

Pork Tenderloin With Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Pork Tenderloin Image © Diana Rattray
Caramelized onions give this easy pork tenderloin dish great flavor. Serve with hot cooked rice, buttered pasta, or potatoes for a great family meal.

Yield: Serves 4


  • 1 large or 2 small pork tenderloins, about 1 1/2 pounds
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or Marsala wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth


Slice the pork crosswise, about 3/4 to 1-inch in thickness. With the heel of your hand or a meat tenderizer, gently pound to make the medallions about 1/2-inch thick.

In a large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon of butter with 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Saute the onions, stirring frequently, until softened. Add the sugar and continue cooking, stirring frequently, for about 15 minutes. Add the mushrooms to the onion mixture and continue cooking for about 5 minutes, until the mushrooms are tender and golden brown. Remove the onions and mushrooms to a plate and set aside.

Sprinkle the pork with the salt and pepper; dredge in the flour. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet. Cook the pork medallions over medium heat for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until nicely browned. Add the wine and broth to the skillet along with the onion and mushroom mixture. Simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Cover and reduce heat to low; cook for about 10 minutes longer.

Serve the pork tenderloin with hot cooked rice, potatoes, or pasta.

Serves 4.

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 5 out of 5
Keeper recipe!, Member rooden

Like a previous reviewer, we rarely add recipes to our rotation; this one is *IN*! I had a small, 1 lb tenderloin for our 3 person family & wanted a meal aside from my standard, carrots/potatoes/roasted meat dish. After a busy day working our gardens, I whipped this up in NO time (big plus!). I threw some broth & Jasmine rice in my rice cooker & proceeded w/ the chopping of onions & schrooms. I sliced & prepped the medallions while the onions cooked. The recipe really flows perfectly, 'specially when you're the lone chef, plus lends to lots of variations. My son (7) showed me his 'fat bel-wee' after he gobbled every morsel! Hubby complimented the meal saying 'excellent flavor ~ the pork was perfect.' This is my man who complains about pork's dryness, so I'm delighted we all like it. If you like pork, give it a try. I guarantee, you'll make it again & again. I certainly will! Thx alot!

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