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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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."

pdjones User ID: 995012 114718
Reviewed Feb. 29, 2012

"This is one of those recipes you read and have to go out and get the ingredients and have that very night! It was fantastic!! It didn't look like enough spice to go around, but it was. Wouldn't want any more chili powder than it had. The meat cooked for 4 minutes on each side. Try it.....you'll like it!"

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