Pork Loin with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

Pork Loin with Balsamic Strawberry Sauce

Pork and Strawberries are a perfect pairing for a Spring dinner.  Serve the pork with a side of asparagus, green beans or make it into a dinner salad by placing slices over fresh greens.


  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1-1/2 cups halved fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth


  1. Place pork in a shallow dish. Add salad dressing; turn to coat. Refrigerate, covered, at least 8 hours. Combine strawberries, vinegar and sugar; cover and refrigerate.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°. Drain and wipe off pork, discarding marinade. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large cast-iron or other ovenproof skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork; brown on all sides.
  3. Bake until a thermometer reads 145°, 15-20 minutes. Remove from skillet; let stand 5 minutes. Meanwhile, add broth to skillet; cook over medium heat, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; add strawberry mixture. Heat through.
  4. Slice pork and top with strawberry mixture.


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