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The weather is growing colder, and with the holidays around the corner, warm and comforting meals are the perfect way to welcome the new season.
This delightful recipe brings a taste of fall to your dinner table with the timeless combination of succulent pork and sweet apples. This one-skillet meal features tender pork tenderloin medallions, creating a healthy and satisfying dinner option that’s quick and easy to prepare.
Best of all, this dish packs a nutritious punch. Rich in essential nutrients and fibre, apples support digestive health, making them an excellent addition to a balanced meal. Plus, the natural sweetness of apples reduces the need for added sugars in this recipe, making it a smart choice for those watching their sugar intake.
Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or craving a comforting weeknight meal, this dish will surely hit the spot. To really play on this hearty mix, serve the flavourful pork and apples over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes or fluffy rice, accompanied by crisp and vibrant green beans. This classic duo will have you reaching for seconds!
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One-Skillet Apple and Sage Pork Medallions
Serves: 4 • Prep time: 15 min • Cooking time: 25 min
- 1 lb (500 g) pork tenderloin, approx. 1 tenderloin
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
- 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) flour
- 1 tsp (5 mL) ground sage
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ½ tsp (2 mL) ground thyme
- 1 tsp (5 mL) vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
- 4 cups (1 L) thinly sliced Ontario apples*
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Slice pork tenderloin into 4 equal-sized pieces. Season pork medallions with 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt and pepper.
- In a large bowl, mix together flour, remaining salt and pepper, sage, garlic and thyme together in a small bowl. Rub the flour mixture over the pork tenderloin pieces.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown tenderloin medallions on all sides, around 4 minutes. Set tenderloin medallions aside on a plate.
- In the same skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Stir in onions and apples and cook for 5 minutes or until the apples are tender. In a small bowl, whisk together chicken broth and the remaining flour mixture.
- Add the broth/flour slurry to the pan and cook for 30 seconds or until sauce is thickened. Add tenderloin medallions back into the pan and cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Serve with your favourite sides.
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