Mushroom Pork Tenderloin

By November 1, 2011November 17th, 2011Recipes

Sometimes I forget about pork, the other white meat.  I think I tend to forget about it because it’s hit or miss for me.  You see, Pork and I have this love-hate relationship.  (I’m willing to take all the responsibility for this quarrel.  It’s a meat that I tend to overcook.)  As a result, I’m always searching for a new and exciting, “can’t mess up”, top notch recipe for pork.  With the right recipe, pork will knock my socks off.  I love when it’s been cooked to perfection, full of flavor and deliciously tender.  But, 9 times out of ten, I’ve cooked it dry and we chew and we chew and we chew….everyone instead commenting on the taste, not the chewy texture.

A couple of months ago I stumbled upon this recipe for a Mushroom Pork Tenderloin.  The interesting part is that this recipe takes the cooking stove top, something I’d never tried before with Pork.  And the end result is a mild flavored, tender dish.  That’s my kind of pork.

Mushroom Pork Tenderloin

Servings: 3

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 Minutes


1 lb. Center Cut Pork Loin Filet

1 clove garlic, minced


2 Tablespoons butter

1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

1/2 cup diced onions

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon marjoram

salt and pepper to taste

water, as needed, for cooking

1 Tablespoon flour

3/4 cup cold water

Rub pork on all sides with garlic, then sprinkle with paprika.  In a large skillet, brown the pork in butter.  Add the mushrooms, onions, lemon juice, marjoram, salt and pepper.  Turn meat to coat with seasonings.  Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes adding water when/if needed.  (or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees  and juices run clear)  Remove from heat and keep warm.

In a small bowl, combine the flour and cold water until smooth.  Stir into the pan juices.  Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Slice the pork and serve with gravy.

Johnnies carries frozen Center Cut Pork Loin Filets in a variety of sizes.  I was able to find a 2 lb. filet, perfect for our family of 4, with a few leftovers.  (If you are using a larger portion of pork, you might want to cut it into two smaller pieces to be sure the entire cut remains tender.) While you’re at Johnnies, check out their selection of spices.  Everything is sold in bulk sizes, this saves  running out of your favorite seasoning. And, in case you missed it, you now have a printable coupon to use ($5.00 off your purchase of $25.00 or more….)   You might as well look around a bit and stock up for the holidays.

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