Pork Medallions with Creamy Mushroom Leek Sauce sounds fancy, but is really just an easy, one pan, comfort food dinner! Sliced pork tenderloin nestled in a super creamy sauce for a healthy and delicious weeknight meal!
Happy Friday friends! As promised if you read my blog post last week about my trip to a pig farm, here’s the pork recipe to go with it; Pork Medallions with Creamy Mushroom Leek Sauce.
Sounds kind of fancy doesn’t it? Pork medallions, they sound like they should be covered in gold and placed on a pedestal. As fancy as it sounds, the pork medallions are really just a pork tenderloin that’s been cut into slices. They’re basically mini pork chops. I could have used a chop for this recipe, but the tenderloin is my favorite cut, right next to the shoulder. I love that it’s a lean cut, yet full of flavor and tender…assuming you don’t cook it to death. Pork isn’t chicken, it can still be a little pink.
On the last day of the pork tour in Minnesota we were able to see how a pig is fabricated. It was fascinating for me to see where every cut of pork came from and how there was essentially no waste when breaking down the pig. I’m all for using as much of the animal as possible out of respect for it’s life and because I hate to see things go to waste. Fabrication is truly an art and something I would love to learn one day.
You’ll be happy to know that when you make these Pork Medallions with Creamy Mushroom Leek Sauce, you’ll only need a large skillet to cook everything in. The simplicity of this meal and the fact that it’s on the table in 30 minutes, makes it great for weeknights. It can be eaten as is right out of the skillet or you could put it on top of egg noodles for a kid friendly dinner. The creamy sauce that the pork medallions are nestled in, is actually quite healthy. There’s no cream, but rather low-fat milk, cream cheese and Greek yogurt to make it thick and creamy. The mushrooms and leek add great flavor to the sauce and add a heartiness to the meal. If you’re looking for a new way to use a pork tenderloin and a meal that sounds fancy, but is really just good old comfort food, then you have to give these pork medallions a try! Enjoy!