Pork Medallion with Caramelized Onions and Fennel

Hi Everyone,

Do you ever have kitchen mishaps?  Today, while I was making this wonderful dinner, I was cutting the onions and happen to cut right through the onion and into my thumb!  Ugh!  It was like slow motion!  I hate when that happens.  I have been pretty good lately on not burning or cutting myself.  I guess my lucky streak is over!  Well one thing is lucky for me, I was cutting slow and didn’t cut my thumb off.  Now I am sitting here with a band-aid on my thumb and boy is it hard to type!   But a cut on the thumb didn’t stop me from finishing my yummy dinner!  Today I have for you a healthy and pretty quick dinner, loaded with lots of flavor!

Pork Tenderloin withCaramelized Onions and Fennel

This is my pork medallion with caramelized onions and fennel!  Man oh man does this pork have some good flavor!  I swear I could eat a big bowl of caramelized onions and the fennel ohhh, the fennel is so good!  Instead of sauteing the veggies in oil or butter I used apple juice!  So perfect!  The onions and fennel were so soft and tender.  I couldn’t be more happier with how the vegetables turned out.

Pork Tenderloin withCaramelized Onions and Fennel

I seared the pork on all sides than placed it on a plate, covered it with foil, while I sauteed the vegetables.  I added the pork back to the skillet with the vegetables and covered it and steamed/cooked it for 7 minutes.  The pork was so tender, you almost didn’t need a knife to cut it.  The apple juice added so much more flavor and for an added touch, I threw in some rosemary.  My Husband doesn’t like rosemary, he always asks what are these needles in my dinner?   Every time I tell him rosemary, then he says to stop cooking with it.  Ummm, that’s not going to happen!  Sorry dear! He actually picked it out!

Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions and Fennel

I had some fresh fennel leaves, but I kept them to the side and added them to my own plate.  I knew after the whole rosemary thing, my Husband wouldn’t like the fennel leaves.  The whole dish took maybe 25 minutes to make, which is nice for a week night meal and I have to tell you the smell, ohhh, the smell was amazing!  Reminded of when I was a kid and Mom was cooking dinner as we waited in anticipation to eat!!

Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions and Fennel

Pork Medallion with Carameilzed Onions and Fennel
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Serves: 4 servings
A slightly sweet,savory and tender pork tenderloin topped with caramelized onions and fennel.
  • 1 lbs pork tenderloin, cut into medallions
  • 1 cup onion, sliced thin
  • 1 whole fennel bulb, sliced thin or diced
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 1 pinch rosemary
  • salt & pepper to taste
  1. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet add pork. Sear each side of the pork for about 4 minutes, until all sides are no longer pink.
  3. Take the pork out, and place on a plate and cover with aluminium foil.
  4. Meanwhile in the same pan you seared the pork in, add onions, fennel, apple juice and rosemary; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add pork back to the skillet and cover. Cook for about 7 minutes, until pork is cooked through.
  5. Place pork on a plate and top with onion and fennel mixture.
Serving size: 4 oz of pork, plus onions and fennel
Calories per serving: 166.6, Fat: 4.2, Cholesterol: 75, Sodium: 88.5, Potassium: 305, Carbs: 8.6, Fiber: 2.3, Sugar: 1.9, Protein: 25.1

Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onions and Fennel

Well I am off, I promised my Husband a treat for him to take for lunches this week that wasn’t healthy.  I am thinking a pound cake.  I have always wanted to make one!

Have a fabulous day!



Friday Food Frenzy



  1. Looks yummy! As far as a treat for your hubby, Paula Dean made a pound cake yesterday that looked out of this world. Had lots of butter and cream cheese in it. :-). Said it was the best shed ever had! Just sayin! Lol

  2. Ouch! It usually a grater or peeler that gets me! I love fennel with pork…and your medallions look terrific. Wish the hubby shared my feelings on this veggie :/

  3. Looks like a scrumptious dinner and so simple, LOVE it!

  4. I’ve definitely had my fair share of kitchen mishaps! Not fun. But that pork dish looks delicious! the caramelized onions…swoon.

  5. I’ve definitely cut myself while opening a can before. It hurts.
    And, the pork dish looks delicious! My family would love this.

  6. This looks AMAZING! Yummm I love fresh fennel and it just wants to go in my mouth right now, LOL!

  7. WOW! This looks *AMAZING*!!!! YUMMY! Thanks for linking up to my Pin Me Party!

  8. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  9. So like this that I pinned it!


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