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Caramelized-Onion Pork Recipe
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Caramelized-Onion Pork Recipe

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We live in a farming community, and one of our main crops is onion. When I competed in a cooking contest at the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Festival, I was flabbergasted when I won the top three prizes. This was the first-place recipe. —Nell Cruse, Ontario, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 191 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook onion and sugar in oil over medium-low heat until onion is tender and golden brown, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Place the pork in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with onion mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Caramelized-Onion Pork in Taste of Home October/November 2004, p8

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.


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nicoleg User ID: 2084610 71945
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2014

"Been making this for years. Love it. I rub the pork with salt and pepper and let sit for a bit. Great company dinner, yet easy enough for every day."

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lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 112013
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"I agree that the onions are a nice touch."

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Metalchick36 User ID: 7004765 150132
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2012

"Very good and easy to make."

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GingerDG User ID: 6951762 122196
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"I have been making this receipe ever since I saw it published in a Taste of Home magazine many years ago. It is easy, tried and true! Pork always comes out tender and the onions add that something special yet so simple."

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s_pants User ID: 174050 118968
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2011

"Very tasty! Make sure the onions stay on the pork while baking or else they get burnt."

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Pearl1 User ID: 1117836 71944
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"My family loved this recipe. The onions make the pork extra special!"

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MystiDawn53 User ID: 3907834 59739
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2009

"Easy and delicious! I took it Company a step further and carmelized a thinly sliced Granny Smith apple along with the onion-company perfect!"

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gigi509 User ID: 2506531 71917
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2009

"Very very nice! You are right, it makes a very moist and tasty pork. I recommend it."

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yourdime2@charter.net User ID: 1389443 206411
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2009

"Super excellent. Easy, fast, moist pork, delicious"

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