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Caramelized Pork Slices

This easy treatment for pork caught my eye when I saw the word "caramelized." The slightly sweet glaze is yummy. I like to serve this over noodles or rice...or with mashed potatoes. —Elisa Lochridge, Beaverton, Oregon.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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


  • Cut tenderloin into 8 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.
  • 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 inserted in pork reads 145°, 3-4 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition 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.

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  • alb2170
    Jun 28, 2020

    Made this for my mom's birthday. She loved it. It turned out great. Love the sauce!!! As suggested by others I doubled the sauce. but next time will double sauce and the set aside half for serving. More sauce inhibited caramelization of the meat until I reserved half of it. Will definitely be making this again.

  • wesdy
    Dec 27, 2019

    Amazing! Definitely adding this to the rotation. My tenderloin was 1.5 pounds, so I browned the slices in 2 batches and tripled the sauce. Used the ingredients exactly as written. I was afraid it might be too sweet but it was perfect. Super juicy meat, even when reheated the next day. Super simple, quick, and guest-worthy all at the same time.

  • Tony TK
    Nov 10, 2019

    Double up the ingredients was perfect for extra sauce. Easy to cook and came out perfect. Wife gave me two thumbs up. Thanks

  • pcronk
    Jan 15, 2019

    OMG that sauce! I could take a bath in it! I'll definitely make extra sauce next time.

  • AllisonO
    Mar 13, 2017

    Fantastic! The glaze is so simple but I will make more of it next time I make this (it's so good you'll want extra)! I used pork chops but will likely try it on chicken as well.

  • jwharen
    Jan 23, 2015

    awesome recipe, also very good with chicken

  • pajamaangel
    Apr 15, 2013

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  • TexasCookie
    Oct 20, 2012

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

  • dreamgirlut
    Aug 8, 2010

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

  • sjflaten
    Jul 16, 2010

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