Hey y’all! On Normal Cooking’s Facebook page, I asked y’all to comment and let me know what type of recipes you’d like to see more of here on the site! A few people requested 30-minute meals, so that’s what I’m sharing today! (Sidenote before I get to this delicious recipe: You can follow Normal Cooking on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest if you’re not already! I try to post daily on those social media platforms so you can get lots of recipe ideas during the week!)
These Pork Medallions with Maple Balsamic Sauce may have a long name, but they don’t take long to make! It’s a quick and simple recipe that gives you really flavorful results! The meat is tender and delicious, and I loved the slightly sweet and savory maple balsamic sauce. I definitely recommend serving this dish with some mashed potatoes or rice on the side to soak up all that saucy goodness!
The only SLIGHT downside to this recipe was having to cook the pork in shifts because it wouldn’t all fit in the pan. Obviously doing so makes it take a little longer (though still not long at all). However, if you want to avoid that, you can use a large electric skillet or just cook half of the pork and save the other half for later!
- 1/4 cup maple syrup (the real stuff!)
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- Combine the maple syrup, vinegar, and red pepper flakes in a small saucepan. Turn the heat to high and boil for about 3 minutes, until the mixture has reduced to 1/3 of a cup. Turn off the heat and whisk in the dijon mustard.
- Meanwhile, slice the pork tenderloin into 8 equal pieces. Place the slices between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound until they are about 1/4" thick.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pounded-out pork pieces with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Once the oil is hot, add 4 of the pork pieces and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until cooked through. Set aside on a plate and repeat with remaining 4 pieces.
- Return all of the cooked pork to the pan. Pour in the maple-balsamic sauce and cook for 1 minute.
Source: The Wanderlust Kitchen