One Skillet Pork Medallions Recipe

This Pork Tenderloin Medallions Recipe is bathed in a rich mushroom gravy and is deceptively easy to make!

If you’re looking for a recipe that combines simplicity and elegance, look no further than these Pork Medallions. With a cook time of less than 30 minutes, this dish is perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a weeknight dinner or a special celebration like Mother’s Day.

What is a Pork Medallion?

If you’ve never cooked with pork tenderloin medallions before, prepare to be amazed! These 1- to 2-inch-thick round slices of pork tenderloin are incredibly tender and flavorful. The quick cooking time and even thickness of the medallions ensure that they cook up perfectly every time. Plus, they are extremely low in fat, making them a healthy option for any meal.

Ingredients for Pork Loin Medallions

The star of this recipe is the pork medallions, but the mushroom gravy is what takes it to the next level. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pork tenderloin: Sliced crosswise into 12 pork medallions.
  • Cremini mushrooms: Also known as baby bella mushrooms, they add a deep, savory flavor to the dish.
  • Shallot: Adds a subtle onion flavor to the gravy.
  • Garlic: For that irresistible garlicky goodness.
  • Beef broth: Provides a rich, beefy flavor to complement the caramelized mushrooms.
  • Beef bouillon: Adds a complex depth of flavor to the gravy.
  • Worcestershire sauce: Brings a burst of umami flavor.
  • Soy sauce: Enhances the umami of the sauce.
  • Dijon mustard: Adds a slight tanginess to complement the robust mushrooms.
  • Flour: Helps thicken the gravy.
  • Seasonings: Garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and pepper for the pork; red pepper flakes, dried parsley, dried oregano, and dried thyme for the gravy.
  • Butter and olive oil: For cooking the pork medallions.
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How to Cook Pork Tenderloin Medallions

The beauty of these pork medallions is how quickly they cook. Here’s a step-by-step guide to making this exquisite recipe:

  1. Dredge the pork medallions in a mixture of garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and paprika.
  2. Cook the pork medallions in a skillet with olive oil and butter, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Caramelize the mushrooms by cooking them in batches until golden.
  4. Make the gravy by sautéing shallots, garlic, and red pepper flakes in the same skillet. Add flour and cook for a minute, then whisk in beef broth, beef bouillon, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, and seasonings. Simmer until thickened.
  5. Nestle the pork medallions into the gravy and cook for a few minutes to warm through.
  6. Serve the pork medallions over a bed of mashed potatoes, and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Tips for Tender Pork Medallions

  • Use a combination of butter and olive oil for cooking to add both flavor and prevent the butter from burning.
  • Scrape up the golden bits from the bottom of the pan while sautéing the shallots to maximize flavor.
  • Flatten the pork medallions to a uniform thickness of about 1/2 inch for even cooking and increased tenderness.
  • Make sure the skillet is hot before adding the pork medallions to achieve a perfect sear.
  • Only flip the pork medallions once to allow them to brown properly.
  • Don’t overcook the pork medallions to keep them juicy. Use an instant-read thermometer to check for doneness (145°F internal temperature).
  • Clean mushrooms with a damp paper towel instead of rinsing them to prevent them from becoming waterlogged.
  • Slice mushrooms to a uniform size for even cooking.
  • Don’t overcrowd the mushrooms in the pan to ensure they caramelize instead of steaming.
  • Salt the mushrooms at the end of cooking to prevent them from turning soggy.
  • Feel free to customize the recipe by using different mushroom varieties, adding caramelized onions, incorporating vegetables, or spicing it up with more red pepper flakes.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days or freeze for up to three months.
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Serve and Enjoy!

Pair these delicious pork medallions with your favorite side dish for a complete and satisfying meal. Whether it’s mashed potatoes, pasta, rice, or roasted vegetables, the juicy pork and savory mushroom gravy will be a perfect complement.

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