Pork with Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions have just a hint of sweetness, which complements the mild flavor of pork tenderloin.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

1
pork tenderloin (about 1 lb)
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon paprika
1
large onion, thinly sliced (2 cups)
1/4
teaspoon sugar

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Steps

  • 1 Cut pork into 1/2-inch slices. Sprinkle both sides of pork with salt and paprika.
  • 2 Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork in skillet 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink in center. Remove pork from skillet; keep warm. Wipe out skillet.
  • 3 Heat same skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion in skillet 1 minute, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in sugar. Cook about 3 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until onion is soft and golden brown. Spoon over pork.
  • 1 Cut pork into 1/2-inch slices. Sprinkle both sides of pork with salt and paprika.
  • 2 Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork in skillet 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink in center. Remove pork from skillet; keep warm. Wipe out skillet.
  • 3 Heat same skillet over medium-high heat. Cook onion in skillet 1 minute, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium. Stir in sugar. Cook about 3 minutes longer, stirring frequently, until onion is soft and golden brown. Spoon over pork.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Be sure the meat you purchase is labeled pork tenderloin, not pork loin. The tenderloin is more tender than the loin.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
4g
4%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.