Pork medallions are tender pan-fried slices of pork tenderloin with sautéed onion and garlic in a rich and creamy brown gravy. Pairs deliciously with potatoes, roasted vegetables, noodles, or seasoned rice. Makes 6-8 servings.
What cut are pork medallions?
Pork medallions are cut from pork tenderloin, which is also called the fillet or gentleman’s cut. It’s a long, thin cut and is not the same as the pork loin.
The tenderloin I found at my local grocery was Hormel brand and they all came in a 1.2 to 1.3 pound packages.
Hormel sells them in a variety of flavors like peppercorn, teriyaki, lemon garlic, mesquite barbecue, and apple bourbon. This recipe is for plain original as shown in the photos below.
If your tenderloin is slightly more or slightly less this recipe will still work. It will only vary the amount of gravy needed for your pork.
Ingredients for Pork Medallions
- 2 Pork Tenderloins, approximately 1 – 1.5 lbs each
- Minced Garlic
- All-Purpose Flour
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Chicken Broth
- Yellow Onion
- Black Pepper
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Ground Mustard Powder
- Olive or Canola Oil
How to Make Pork Medallions
It’s surprisingly simple and quick. We watch cooking shows and see their perfectly petite pork dishes and think it’s too upscale to make at home, but it’s really easy!
The photo above has two tenderloins cut into 2″ slices. I was able to get 8 pieces of out each, but with the ends being not quite a full piece like the rest.
If you do not have a cast-iron skillet, do not fret! A large non-stick pan works too!
What temperature should pork be?
Pork Internal Temperature
The USDA recommends pork tenderloin reach a temperature of at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Medium-Rare: 145-150 Degrees Fahrenheit
Medium: 150-155 Degrees Fahrenheit
Medium-Well: 155-160 Degrees Fahrenheit
Well-Done: 165 Degrees Fahrenheit
What goes with pork medallions?
- Steakhouse Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Seasoned White Rice
- Roasted Fall Vegetables
- Seasoned Buttered Noodles
Try these other tasty pork recipes!
- Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork
- BBQ Pulled Pork Nachos
- Instant Pot Pork Chops
- Pork Schnitzel
- Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
- Crown Rib Roast
- Cheesy Leftover Ham and Potatoes
- Spicy Honey Prosciutto Flatbread