How To Make Braised Pork with Bacon and Onions
Savor a bite of this palatable braised pork accompanied with crisp bacon strips, all topped with a tasty sauce made of chicken broth and spices.
- 2slicesbacon,cut crosswise into ½-inch strips
- 2pork tenderloins,(about 1¾ lbs in all)
- ½tspfresh ground black pepper
- 1tbspolive oil
- ½cupdry white wine
- 1cuplow-sodium chicken broth,canned, or homemade stock
- 1tspwine vinegar
- 2bay leaves
In a large deep stainless-steel frying pan or a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over moderate heat until crisp.
Remove with a slotted spoon.
Season the pork with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon of pepper.
Increase the heat to moderately high.
Put the pork in the pan and brown on all sides, turning, for about 8 minutes in all.
Remove from the heat.
Reduce the heat to moderate and add the oil to the pan.
Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes, until the onions are golden.
Add the wine and simmer for 3 minutes.
Stir in the broth, vinegar, cloves, bay leaves, rosemary, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and the pork with any accumulated juices
Bring to a simmer.
Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes, turning the meat once, until the pork is just done.
Remove the meat from the pan, transfer to a carving board, and leave to rest in a warm spot for 5 minutes.
Stir the remaining ¼ teaspoon of pepper and ⅛ teaspoon of salt into the pan and simmer for about 3 minutes, until the sauce thickens slightly.
Remove the bay leaves, rosemary sprig, and cloves.
Cut the meat into thin slices, and serve topped with the sauce.
Wine Recommendation: In Austria, Germany, or Alsace, the classic accompaniment for this type of dish is gewürztraminer. Look for 1 of the superb examples from the Alto Adige or Germany’s Pfalz region to understand better.
- Calories: 458.28kcal
- Fat: 18.60g
- Saturated Fat: 5.56g
- Trans Fat: 0.11g
- Monounsaturated Fat: 8.61g
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.83g
- Carbohydrates: 8.80g
- Fiber: 1.48g
- Sugar: 3.18g
- Protein: 56.08g
- Cholesterol: 173.69mg
- Sodium: 993.10mg
- Calcium: 47.36mg
- Potassium: 1207.35mg
- Iron: 3.16mg
- Vitamin A: 4.45µg
- Vitamin C: 5.51mg
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