Thirty minutes is all you need to make these easy pork medallions. Try serving with crusty bread – you’ll want to mop up every last drop of this maple-balsamic sauce.
Easy Pork Medallions with Maple-Balsamic Sauce
•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, divided
•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 four of the pieces between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound until they are about 1/4” thick. Heat one teaspoon of the vegetable oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Season the pounded-out pork pieces with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Once the oil is hot (3 minutes or so), add the pork pieces and cook for 90 seconds per side. Set aside on a plate. Pound out and season the remaining four pork pieces. Add another teaspoon of oil to the pan and cook the pork for 90 seconds per side. Return the rest of the cooked pork to the pan. Pour in the maple-balsamic sauce and cook for 1 minute.