French Onion Pork Tenderloin Medallions

The rich taste of French onion soup is transformed into an easy sauce to serve with pork tenderloin.

1 pork tenderloin (about 450g/16oz)
2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary or 1/2 tsp dried
1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
2 tsp vegetable oil
2 large onions, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
350ml(12fl oz) beef stock
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  1. Using chef’s knife trim all fat from the tenderloin. Cut tenderloin into 2.5cm(1in) medallions and sprinkle with rosemary and half each of the salt and pepper.
  2. In large non-stick frying pan heat half of the oil over medium high heat and brown pork in batches if necessary. Remove to plate.
  3. Return frying pan to heat and add remaining oil. Cook onions, stirring for about 8 minutes or until beginning to turn golden. Reduce heat to medium and cook, stirring for about 10 minutes or until very soft and golden. Add red pepper and garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add stock and Worcestershire sauce and remaining salt and pepper. Bring to boil and boil for 5 minutes or until reduced by half. Return pork to frying pan and turn to coat in sauce for about 2 minutes or until hint of pink remains in pork.

Makes 3 servings.