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Caramelized-Onion Pork

We live in a farming community, and one of our main crops is onion. When I competed in a cooking contest at the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Festival, I was flabbergasted when I won the top three prizes. This was the first-place recipe. —Nell Cruse, Ontario, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook onion and sugar in oil over medium-low heat until onion is tender and golden brown, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Place the pork in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with onion mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounce-weight: 191 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 207mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 vegetable.

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