Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Sauce

Author: Canadian Living

Challenge: My husband, James, and I have to squeeze dinner between shifts — literally. James is an electronics engineering technician who works nights, so we're tight for time when I get home. It's important that we share a meal together. Solution: Pork tenderloins weigh about 12 oz (375 g), which is the ideal amount for three servings — two at suppertime and leftovers for James's lunch. James loves sauce, and here it serves to keep the meat moist when reheated in the office microwave.

  • Portion size 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 potatoes
  • 1 12 oz pork tenderloin
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning
  • 2/3 cups chicken stock

Method

Pierce potatoes all over with fork. Place in microwaveable dish. Pour in 1/4 cup (50 mL) water; cover and microwave at High for 6 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

Sprinkle pork with half each of the salt and pepper. In ovenproof skillet, heat oil over high heat; brown pork on all sides. Transfer to plate. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook mushrooms, garlic, seasoning and remaining salt and pepper for 5 minutes or until browned and liquid is evaporated. Stir in stock. Return pork to skillet.

Transfer skillet to 425°F (220°C) oven; cook for 15 minutes or until just a hint of pink remains inside pork. Let stand for 5 minutes; slice thinly. Serve with sauce and potatoes.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 152 mg
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 326.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 67 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 32 g

%RDI

  • Iron 24.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 12.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 35.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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