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Roast Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Maple Sauce

I found this recipe a few month’s ago in our local paper in the cooking section. I held on to the recipe since the thought of balsamic vinegar and maple syrup together intrigued me. I’m glad I finally dug this recipe out of my massive stack of “try me”! This was so delicious–good enough to serve for a dinner party! My husband and I both enjoyed the egg noodles. It brought back memories of childhood dinners. 


Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Serves: 2-4 

Ingredients:
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 pork tenderloin, about 8 oz
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp each; balsamic vinegar, tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • 1/8 tsp each: dried crushed thyme, salt, pepper
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 cups cooked egg noodles

directions:
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil in large skillet. Add pork; cook over medium heat until browned on all sides, 5 minutes. Place pork in small roasting pan, reserving oil in skillet. Roast pork 20 minutes. 

2. Meanwhile, add garlic and shallot to skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Pour in vinegar; scrape up any browned bits. Add tomato paste, broth, thyme, salt, pepper and maple syrup. Reduce heat to low; simmer 5 minutes. 

3. Spoon half the sauce on the pork. Return pork to oven until completely cooked but still juicy, 5 minutes; let rest a few minutes. Thinly slice on the diagonal. Place on a serving plate over noodles. Combine sauce from skillet and roasting pan. Reheat if necessary; spoon over pork. Garnish with fresh thyme. 
   

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3 Responses to “Roast Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Maple Sauce”

  1. Kristin posted on October 5, 2010 at 5:38 pm (#)

    Hi! I'm your newest follower!

    Kristin 🙂
    Keenly Kristin

  2. Alyz posted on October 6, 2010 at 3:06 am (#)

    New follower.. and looking forward to you swinging by….
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  3. Ma What's 4 dinner posted on October 6, 2010 at 4:50 pm (#)

    Oh that looks great! I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for the follow…getting you back!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner
    http://www.mawhats4dinner.com

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