Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Balsamic Reduction / NuNatural Stevia New Flavors

Pork Tenderloin is such an amazing and versatile cut of meat. It’s lean and so easy to cook making it perfect for just about any day of the week. When you slice pork tenderloin and cook it on the stove top it becomes an easy weeknight entrée. This recipe includes a balsamic reduction that is nothing short of a company worthy meal. It’s surprising that such a simple recipe has this much flavor – but it does!

Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Balsamic Reduction

There was so much sauce that we were able to coat two pounds of cooked pork tenderloin medallions instead of the one pound the recipe called for. Leftovers were reheated gently on low power in the microwave and just as good as the first time it was served.

Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Balsamic Reduction

I didn’t have fresh rosemary so went with dried and it was plenty flavorful so I can only imagine that fresh rosemary would be over the top amazing!  You’ll be tempted to lick you plate but don’t –  your mama wouldn’t approve!

Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Balsamic Reduction

This was not an easy dish to photograph – all that deep dark balsamic reduction almost looks like chocolate. Don’t over cook the pork just  2 minutes per side is perfect.

Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Balsamic Reduction

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallots
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, cut into 12 slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Heat oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add vinegar and next 3 ingredients; cook until reduced to 1/2 cup.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper. Place pork in pan; cook 2 minutes on each side. Add balsamic reduction; cook 1 minute, turning pork to coat.

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 3 pork medallions with 2 tablespoons reduction

Estimated Nutritional Information*

Amount per serving Calories: 222,Fat: 6g, Saturated fat: 1.3g, Protein: 24.2g, Carbohydrate: 13.6g, Fiber: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 74mg, Sodium: 400mg, WWPP 5

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light July 2011

*The nutritional information and WW PP values posted on Nutmeg Notebook are my best estimates based on the brands of products I use and the software programs used to calculate them. If you rely heavily on the nutritional information and WWPP values I encourage you to double check the values given, using the brands of products you use. If you find big differences feel free to email me or leave me a comment letting me know.

NuNaturals Stevia

 If you have read my blog before you know I am a huge fan of NuNaturals Stevia products. I use the stevia drops daily in my coffee and the lemon, orange and vanilla stevia drops to add just a touch of sweetness to my plain fat free Greek yogurt and smoothies. In the name of disclosure – you need to know that NuNaturals sent me these samples (shown above) of their products for free. The review and opinions expressed here are as always my own! The NuNaturals Stevia products are the only stevia I have tasted that doesn’t have a bitter after taste. The flavored stevia drops are not overly strong or fake tasting. They are made from natural ingredients. I have bought and tried less expensive stevia drops but they didn’t taste as good to me as the NuNaturals so for me it’s NuNaturals all the way! They have a baking blend, dis-solvable tablets for carrying in your purse and some new products that I haven’t yet tried.

NuNaturals Peppermint Stevia

What to make but peppermint hot chocolate of course!

NuNaturals Pepppermint Hot chocolate

One chocolate square with about 6 ounces almond milk heated up in the microwave until hot. Then a few drops of NuNaturals Peppermint Stevia drops. Delicious! The peppermint drops would also be wonderful in my Chocolate Mousse Yogurt. I also want to try a combination of the Peppermint Stevia and the Chocolate Stevia in the Chocolate Fudge Protein Muffin.

NuNaturals wants to give four of my readers the opportunity to try NuNaturals Stevia drops for free! Four of you will receive one bottle each of Lemon/ Orange / Peppermint and Chocolate Stevia Drops. How Exciting!

How To Enter This Give-A-Way  This Give-A-Way is now closed!

1. All you need to do is visit the NuNaturals Facebook Page and “like” it.

2. Then come back here and in the comments let me know you did that and answer this question, Which flavor are you most interested in trying?

NuNaturals will ship directly to each of the four winners but they can not ship to P.O. boxes it must be a street address in the continental US.

You can enter the give-a-way until midnight Sunday February 3, 2013. The four winners will be randomly selected and announced here on the blog the week of February 4th 2013. Be sure to leave a current email address so I can notify you if you win. You will have 48 hours to respond with your shipping information and if I don’t hear from you within the time frame a new winner will be chosen.

If you want to order from NuNaturals you can receive a discount at the checkout page by entering the Discount Code BLGO613 for a 15% discount on the entire order. This discount remains effective until June 30, 2013. On line ordering customers may also receive FREE SHIPPING to the continental US on all orders exceeding $35.00. That is a great deal! Thank you NuNaturals.

Good luck everyone!

Nutmeg Notes

This week has been the most active week I have had post foot surgery. You are probably as sick of reading about it as I am sick of dealing with it! Sorry, but my life revolves around how my foot is doing on a daily and sometimes hourly basis. The good news is I am making progress. It’s far from feeling normal but I keep plugging along and pushing myself to do more.

I have worked up to doing 3 miles on the treadmill. Okay it takes me over an hour to do this – so don’t get too excited! Even so it’s an accomplishment and I’ll take it.

Although I have had an increase in exercise it’s not enough to create any weight loss – I guess I am moving too slow for it to actually create a good calorie burn. Perhaps my body is still healing and not in a weight loss mode. I must admit that it’s frustrating but I will keep at it and eventually it will all come together and I will see some results.

Are any of you Super Bowl fans? Admittedly we are not a sports family but do enjoy watching the half time show and the commercials! As you might imagine our local news is all over the 49ers being in the Super Bowl and every news cast is filled with segments about it.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Don’t forget to leave a comment and enter the give-a- way!

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  1. Sara Leptuch says:

    I liked on Facebook. I would love to try the peppermint!

    1. Tami says:

      Great choice its so fresh tasting!

  2. Courtney says:

    I liked NuNaturals on Facebook. I’m torn between the peppermint and the orange. I’m envisioning a chocolate orange mousse!

    1. Tami says:

      Yum that mousse sounds good!

  3. Elaine says:

    Count me in, please- I just liked NuNaturals on Facebook. Peppermint is my least favorite flavor, but the other three flavors sound great!

    1. Tami says:

      Elaine congratulations you will get to try it as you are one of the winners! Send me your shipping information so NuNaturals can send you the products!

  4. Beverly says:

    I’m a new fan of NuNaturals on Facebook. 🙂 I would honestly love to try any of them, but after seeing your peppermint hot chocolate, I think I’m most excited to try peppermint! Yum!

    1. Tami says:

      Its really good Beverly!

  5. Renee@Mykitchenadventures says:

    I am making that pork tenderloin for sure! It looks amazing and pork and rosemary…made for each other!

    Love the nunaturals peppermint stevia! The peppermint is outstanding in it. Don’t include me in your giveaway…I’m still making my way through all the amazing products Ron has sent me. You will have four very lucky winners though!

    1. Tami says:

      Let me know if you try it Renee! I will be making it again soon myself.

  6. Jody R. Goldenfield says:

    No need to enter me as I have some that I will review soon too.. 🙂 LOVE THAT BRAND! The best stevia out there & I have tried a lot of different brands & types. LOVE THEM!!!!

    Patience on that weight loss – hardest thing out there when a person is trying to lose weight. 🙂 So glad you are able to move more!!!!!

    1. Tami says:

      Well Jody from what I have read and heard on Dr Oz your body doesn’t want to lose weight when you are under stress! I think post surgery counts as stress and seems like it is preventing me from losing weight. Patience!

  7. Michele R says:

    The pork looks like another easy and good recipe! Look forward to trying it! I like the Nunatural Facebook page. When I saw the Hot Chocolate Recipe, I immediately eyed the Peppermint!!! I’m trying so hard to stay away from those Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies and your recipe would give me those flavors!

    1. Tami says:

      Michele congratulations you are one of the winners! Send me your shipping information right away and NuNaturals will send you your prodcuts!

      I do know those Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies!

  8. Dianne says:

    I liked NuNaturals on Facebook. I would love to try the peppermint or chocolate.

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Dianne looks like you will get to try the peppermint and chocolate! You are one of the winners! Send me your shipping information and NuNaturals will ship you your products! Congratulations!

  9. Andrea@WellnessNotes says:

    I liked the FB page. I love the vanilla drops, and would love to try all the new flavors, especially lemon.

    I’m glad your foot is improving, but I can imagine how frustrating it must be that you can’t move yet the way you want to/used to. You’ll get there!

    Have a good weekend!

    1. Tami says:

      Thank you Andrea – the recovery is a long haul! I will get there!

  10. Cammy@TippyToeDiet says:

    Every time I see a recipe for pork loin I pledge to make one, but then I forget when I’m meal planning. I seem to have some mental block. LOL

    Congrats on the 3-mile mark! I’m sure that achievement really helps you feel you’re on the right track!

    (I’m skipping the giveaway because I won a NN pack from Jody and still have plenty on hand.)

    1. Tami says:

      You need to put pork tenderloin on your menu Cammy!

  11. Linda Sharp says:

    I liked on facebook!!

    I think the peppermint sounds delicious!! I love peppermint in so many things! Every Christmas I make a sugar free, non dairy cookie for my son who has food allergies – I always used to top it with Bob’s sugar free candy canes but this last Christmas I couldn’t find any anywhere! The NuNaturals Peppermint would be wonderful in this cookie!!!

    1. Tami says:

      Congratulations Linda you were one of the winners! You will get to try making those cookies with the NuNaturals! Send me you shipping information and NuNaturals will ship your products!

  12. Roz@weightingfor50 says:

    I’m in Canada, so this isn’t an entry, but had to say ‘wow that pork looks fantastic’ and ‘have a great weekend Tami’.

    1. Tami says:

      Hi Roz, hope you had a great weekend! I am behind in blogging, reading blogs, posting, commenting!

  13. Judy says:

    Liked on Facebook!
    Hmm the peppermint chocolate looked yummy in that cute teacup!! But I think I would most like to try the lemon. I brew my own green tea for ice tea and love a bit of lemon in it.
    Thanks for the update on flavors!!

    1. Tami says:

      I love that tea cup! It has become a favorite – so charming! Lemon in the green tea is wonderful! I love all the flavors – but seem to use the vanilla the most.

  14. Linda says:

    Tami, we made the pork medallions last night and they were absolutely delicious! I added mushrooms (lightly sauteed) to the balsamic reduction. Enough pork and sauce left over for two great meals-to-go for this week. Thanks for an excellent recipe and enjoy your workouts! Best wishes, Linda

    1. Tami says:

      Thank you for the feedback Linda. The addition of mushrooms sounds lovely and I will have to try that next time. Thanks for the good thoughts and well wishes.

  15. carla says:

    I liked Facebook
    I would like the chocolate, not a peppermint fan

    1. Tami says:

      Chocolate is always a good choice in my book!

  16. Brenda says:

    So I have indeed tried this amazing recipe, many many months ago. Since then, I have served it once a week. No other meal in my regular rotation is as simple or quick to prepare as this one. It is crazy delicious. I would serve this dish to the Queen of England! *no kidding!* It is incredibly flavorful, plates beautifully, is economical, and is my top favorite recipe found on Pinterest. We are having it again tonight so outside I go to snip some fresh rosemary from the backyard. Follow the directions precisely and it can’t go wrong! LOVE it! Thanks!!!

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