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Caramelized Pork Slices Recipe

"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: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • 1. Cut tenderloin into eight slices; pound each with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. In a nonstick skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high heat; brown pork on both sides. Remove from pan.
  • 2. In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; saute garlic 1 minute. Stir in remaining ingredients. Add pork, turning to coat; cook, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 145°, 3-4 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 pork slices: 198 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 344mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Caramelized Pork Slices

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jwharen 218649
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"awesome recipe, also very good with chicken"

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TexasCookie 129260
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

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

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dreamgirlut 90695
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

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

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deborahn 66448
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2010

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

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susanne_1989 104004
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

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

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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