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Pork Medallions with Cranberry Sauce

 Pork Medallions with Cranberry Sauce
Birthdays, promotions and anniversaries don’t always happen on the weekend, so it’s nice to have a few quick and special weeknight recipes like this one on hand. Our tasters were impressed by the tangy and smoky flavors we found in such a simple-to-prepare entree. —Catherine Higgins, Bountiful, Utah
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder

Directions

  • Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet
  • coated with cooking spray, cook pork in batches over medium heat for
  • 3-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear. Remove and keep
  • warm.
  • Add the cranberry sauce, barbecue sauce, water, garlic and five-spice
  • powder to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer,
  • uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with pork.
  • Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3 ounces cooked pork with about 1 tablespoon sauce equals 190 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 198 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber,

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Pork Medallions with Cranberry Sauce (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.
Wine: Medium-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied white wine such as Riesling or Gewürtztraminer