February is a busy month in our family. Aside from Valentine’s Day, Rob and I both celebrate our birthdays during this month. So instead of the usual roast beef or steak, I tried this easy recipe from AllRecipes which turned out oh so good!!! Initially I used canned mushrooms, but the second time, Rob suggested to use fresh button mushrooms and it totally enhanced the flavor of the gravy by leaps and bounds.
Garlic Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Gravy
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 55 minutes
Ready In 1 hour and 10 minutes
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
2 kilos (1 pound) pork tenderloins
3/4 cup butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 (16 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth, or as needed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Rub salt and pepper over all sides of pork tenderloins; nestle tenderloins next to each other in a 9×13-inch baking dish.
Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; add garlic and mushrooms. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring frequently, until sauce is fragrant, about 5 minutes. Stir vinegar into mushroom sauce. Pour mushroom sauce over tenderloins, letting sauce seep between the two tenderloins.
Bake in the preheated oven until tenderloins are lightly pink in the center, about 45 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Transfer tenderloins to a serving dish.
Drain the drippings, including mushrooms, from the baking dish into a measuring cup, scraping the bottom to get all the brown bits. Remove 1/4 cup of the fat from the mixture and pour into a saucepan. Add enough chicken broth to the drippings to make 2 cups; whisk flour into drippings until incorporated. Stir broth-drippings mixture into the saucepan with fat over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
Slice tenderloins into medallions and top with half the gravy. Pour the remaining gravy into a gravy boat for serving.
This is a super simple but delicious recipe which you can show off to friends and family. You can even save the gravy and use it on chicken or beef. A great recipe for special occasions, or even just a regular night’s meal with the family.