Cranberry Pork Tenderloin
Leo Gong
Yields Makes 4 servings Total Time 50 mins
AuthorKara Goff, Colorado Springs, CO,
Cranberry pork tenderloin is a delicious, easy dinner any time of the year, but it's an especially festive choice during the holiday season. It's simple, healthy, and just as good reheated the next day.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper; brown lightly all over, about 5 minutes.

Step 2
2

Transfer pork to a foil-lined 9- by 13-in. baking pan. Add remaining 1 tbsp. oil to frying pan, reduce heat to medium, and add onion. Cook, stirring, until softened, 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, then pour in chicken broth, cranberry sauce, rosemary, and vinegar. Cook 2 minutes.

Step 3
3

Pour hot cranberry sauce over pork and bake, uncovered, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into meat registers 160°, about 20 minutes. Let pork rest 10 minutes, then slice and serve with sauce.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb.)
 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
 1 small red onion, diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
 1/2 cup whole-berry cranberry sauce
 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Directions

Step 1
1

Preheat oven to 350°. In a large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp. oil over medium-high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper; brown lightly all over, about 5 minutes.

Step 2
2

Transfer pork to a foil-lined 9- by 13-in. baking pan. Add remaining 1 tbsp. oil to frying pan, reduce heat to medium, and add onion. Cook, stirring, until softened, 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute, then pour in chicken broth, cranberry sauce, rosemary, and vinegar. Cook 2 minutes.

Step 3
3

Pour hot cranberry sauce over pork and bake, uncovered, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into meat registers 160°, about 20 minutes. Let pork rest 10 minutes, then slice and serve with sauce.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Cranberry Pork Tenderloin