Spiced Pork Medallions with Bourbon Sauce Recipe
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Spiced Pork Medallions with Bourbon Sauce Recipe

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Our tasting panel simply raved over this tender pork with its spicy, sweet sauce. —Kathy Kantrud, Fenton, Michigan
Featured In: 52 Date Night Dinners
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup bourbon or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound), cut into 12 slices

Nutritional Facts

3 ounce-weight: 221 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 581mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the bourbon, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic and pepper. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to about 1/2 cup, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the chili powder, cinnamon, salt and allspice; rub over pork slices.
  3. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook pork over medium heat for 2-4 minutes on each side or until tender. Serve with sauce. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Spiced Pork Medallions with Bourbon Sauce in Simple & Delicious February/March 2011, p31

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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rajarcik User ID: 3355588 267959
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2017

"Used on three separate occasions - rave reviews from all ages each time"

Crlyncampbell User ID: 8101851 263796
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2017

"This is delicious! I used broth instead of bourbon, and it was still great! Definitely a keeper! I will make this for company soon."

Kelly_M User ID: 8964295 256477
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2016

"This was well received when I served it for Sunday dinner. Very tender pork and good flavor. I used whiskey because that's what I had, and I don't think that would make much difference. Also it made the house smell nice from both the sauce and the spice rub. I would make this again."

keely27 User ID: 4249986 240467
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2015

"My husband and I both liked these a lot"

annette211 User ID: 7819981 232375
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"This is awesome and great to make for company! My husband says it's one of the best things I make."

robbiejackson User ID: 4907377 222601
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Oh, so good! I used thin cut pork chops and did not add salt as pork is salty enough. Really good flavors in this. Will definitely make again!"

KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 220475
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"The reviews are right! This is a fabulous recipe! Will try this using chicken thighs, too!"

spronovo User ID: 3118526 177777
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

"Delicious and simple. Used whiskey instead of bourbon and it turned out great."

missalyssa User ID: 5635468 177776
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2012

"My husband said this was one of the best things I have ever made! We both loved it!"

LegalSec User ID: 548619 109338
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2012

"quick and delicious. I used kentucky style whiskey and turned out great. I also added a little red pepper flakes to the sauce. Definitely will make again. To the other reviewer about using Brandy instead of bourbon, I don't see why not, the alcohol burns off anyway."

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