Caramelized Pork Slices Recipe

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"This easy treatment for pork caught my eye when I was paging through a cookbook and saw the word "caramelized," Elisa Lochridge recalls from her home in Beaverton, Oregon. "The slightly sweet glaze is yummy. I like to serve this over noodles or rice...or with mashed potatoes."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 1-inch slices
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One serving (3 ounces glazed cooked meat) equals 200 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 74 mg cholesterol, 355 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 24 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch


  1. Flatten pork slices to 1/2-in. thickness. In a nonstick skillet, brown pork in oil over medium-high heat. Remove and keep warm.
  2. In the same skillet, saute garlic for 1 minute; stir in the brown sugar, orange juice, molasses, salt and pepper. Return pork to pan; cook, uncovered, for 3-4 minutes or until pork is no longer pink. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Caramelized Pork Slices in Light & Tasty December/January 2004, p11

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"awesome recipe, also very good with chicken"

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"Very good dish; tender and flavorful and so easy. Nice weekday main course."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"As Rachel Ray would say... YUM - O! This is my favorite pork recipe!!!!! DH and kiddos like it too."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

"This is my favorite pork recipe, I use boneless pork loin chops with very good results."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Very easy and tasty. I made no changes to it."

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