Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Hi Everyone,

Today I am sharing with you a wonderful, flavor quick dinner that looks like you spent a lot of time on it and it only contains 4 ingredients.  You can’t beat that.  Today I have for you Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin.  One of my family favorites.

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

The pork is juicy, tender with a slightly sweet and tart balsamic glaze and sweetened with brown sugar and apple juice.  It is such a breeze to make and tastes out of this world.  All you need is an oven safe skillet and you are good to go.

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

I have made this recipe before, but changed it up by adding apple juice to it.  If you don’t add the apple juice the balsamic and sugar leave the pan quite a pain to clean.  I hate scrubbing pans, so I decided what goes great with pork?  Apples!  So I added just a quarter cup of apple juice, one of the best decisions ever.  You get a nice light infused apple flavor, but not over baring a bit.  Plus the pan is super easy to clean.  It was a win, win decision.

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

For a little extra flavor and color, I sprinkled a little bit of fresh thyme that I picked from my garden.  I also added some rosemary for the photo, but the smell makes the dish very appetizing.  I love rosemary, but my Husband is not a fan, so opted not to sprinkle any on top.

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

I served this dish with a side salad and mashed potatoes.  I bought Trader Joe’s Harvest Salad mix which has cornbread croutons, kale, mixed greens, pumpkin seeds, sweetened cranberries and a pumpkin dressing.  It was really good.  A keeper of a salad if you ask me.  I also served mashed potatoes.  I made them quick, by microwaving a potato, peeled the skin after I cooked it, then with a hand mixer, I beat in butter and milk.  So easy and no one would ever know you didn’t boil the potatoes.  I love these kind of short-cuts.  If the mashed potatoes get cold, I pop it back in the microwave for a minute and it tasted absolutely perfect.

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4 servings
  • Serving size: 4 oz.
  • Calories: 189
  • Fat: 4
  • Saturated fat: 1.5
  • Sugar: 18
  • Sodium: 66
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 24
  • Cholesterol: 75
Recipe type: Pork
Cuisine: American
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Juicy pork that was glazed in a balsamic vinegar and sweetened with brown sugar and apple juice. The perfect elegant quick meal.
Ingredients
  • 1 lbs. pork tenderloin roast
  • salt & pepper
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup apple juice or apple cider
  • ½ tsp. fresh thyme (optional)
  • Rosemary Sprig (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Rinse pork and pat dry it. Cut into 1½" to 2" medallions.
  3. Season each side of the pork with salt and pepper. Place pork in an oven safe skillet. Over medium heat; lightly brown each side of the pork; about 3 - 4 minutes each side. Remove pork to a platter.
  4. In the same skillet; over low heat add the balsamic vinegar and stir to loosen up the brown bits from bottom of pan. Add the brown sugar and stir until becomes a thick glaze; about 1 minute.
  5. Place pork back in pan and turn to coat. Add apple juice around the pork. Place in oven and roast for 25 minutes; flipping once half way through.
  6. Place pork on serving platter, add fresh thyme and a sprig of rosemary for decoration.

Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

I have to say this is such a classic dish.  I have been making it for my family for about 6 years.  It’s always a hit and I always forget how good it tastes until I take that first bite.  Simply delicious.

Have  a great day!

Toodles,

Jennifer

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