Tested and Perfected by Food and Wine
Pork Tenderloin Smothered in Onion and Mustard
© Kelsey Brown

Pork Tenderloin Smothered in Onion and Mustard

  • TOTAL TIME: 35 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • FAST

Grace Parisi was thinking about the typical ingredients in a German beer-hall kitchen—onions, mustard, dill—when she created this luscious dish of pounded pork tenderloins.

  1. Two 12-ounce pork tenderloins, cut into 2-inch lengths and pounded 1 inch thick
  2. Salt
  3. Freshly ground pepper
  4. 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  5. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  6. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  7. 1 large onion, very thinly sliced
  8. 1 tablespoon grainy mustard
  9. 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  10. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  11. Buttered noodles, for serving
  1. Season the pork with salt and pepper and dust with flour. In a medium, deep skillet, melt the butter in the olive oil. Add the pork and cook over high heat, turning once, until lightly browned, about 3 minutes. Transfer the pork to a plate.
  2. Add the onion to the skillet, cover and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in the mustard and the 1 teaspoon of flour and cook for 1 minute. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Nestle the pork in the onion sauce. Cover and simmer over moderate heat until the pork is cooked through, about 8 minutes. Transfer the pork to plates. Stir the chopped dill into the sauce and spoon over the pork. Serve with buttered noodles.

Suggested Pairing

A spicy German Gewürztraminer, a shandy (often mixed with equal parts beer and lemonade) or a German ale.