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Caramel Apple Pork Medallions make a flavorful main dish with a slightly unexpected (and amazingly delicious) taste for dinner. Pork and apples go so well together, and this dish is quite easy to make after a busy day. It may become your next go-to for dinner!
Are you looking for a tasty (and easy-to-make) Sunday dinner? Or maybe a fabulous main dish during the week after a busy day (we’ve all been there, amiright)?
Look no further, because this recipe for Caramel Apple Pork Medallions fits the bill.
Pork and apples is a pretty traditional combo of flavors, but what stops the show for this meal is the sweet caramel vibe (also fabulous with apples!) that joins the two. You’ll be hoping for seconds after your first few bites!
In under 30 minutes, you’ll have a fun and flavorful dish on the table that can go from “special-occasion” meal to anything-but-average weeknight dinner.
I used Smithfield® Fresh Marinated Golden Rotisserie Flavor Slow-Roasted Pork Tenderloin for the recipe. It was easy to slice the tenderloin into rounds and prepare it on the stovetop along with the apples and sauce.
I’m a fan of the line of Smithfield products, as you might know based on a few of my other favorite recipes like Blackberry-Jalapeño Glazed Pork Tenderloin, and Grilled Pork with Korean-Style BBQ Sauce.
As you can see, it’s so easy to turn Smithfield marinated fresh pork into a variety of main dish meals that are easy to prepare. Switch up your sauce options to bring out the best in this pork.
I love using the word “medallions” in the title of this recipe — further proof that it’s a real winner! Ba-dum-bum! Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Do you like no-fuss, no-muss when it comes to food? You’ll appreciate that Smithfield is made with real, all natural ingredients. To keep things even more hassle-free, I know I can count on finding Smithfield at my local Walmart.
Pop in, walk back to the pork section of the meat aisle, and select the 100% fresh pork cuts of your choice. Next, hit the produce aisle to bag up a few apples, and you should have the rest of the ingredients in your cupboard at home.
If you’re like me, you love cooking with real, fresh ingredients. Even better if you can get dinner on the table in under 30 minutes!
Keep meal prep simple with super-tasty results! Try this recipe for Caramel Apple Pork Medallions for a meal you’ll love to serve again and again. I served it with green beans and rolls for a complete meal.
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Serves Serves 4
5 based on 1 review(s)
- 1.25 pounds Smithfield Fresh Marinated Golden Rotisserie Flavor Slow-Roasted Pork Tenderloin, silver skin (the thin membrane of connective tissue) cut away.
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 crisp, sturdy apples, peeled, cored, and diced evenly
- Salt and pepper to season
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
- Slice the pork into rounds, about 1-1/2-inches thick. Season each side with the salt and pepper.
- Add the oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, divide the medallions and work in two batches, adding half to the skillet. Cook for about four minutes on each side, then remove from the skillet and keep warm. Continue with the remaining medallions.
- Add the apples to the skillet and cook them for a few minutes until they begin to brown. Add the butter and swirl it around the pan until it melts.
- Add the cornstarch to a small bowl and add one tablespoon of water to it. Mix until smooth, and set aside.
- Add the brown sugar-cinnamon mixture to the skillet and toss to combine. Add the broth and cook for about 30 seconds, then drizzle in the cornstarch mixture. Stir. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low to medium-low.
- Add the pork medallions back to the skillet (they should all fit the skillet at this point). Spoon some of the apples over the top of the pork. Cover and simmer for about five minutes. The USDA recommends that pork be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. as measured by a meat thermometer, with a three-minute rest time.
- Transfer the pork to a platter and spoon the apples and sauce over the tops.