Pork Tenderloin in Sour Cream Sauce Recipe

Pork Tenderloin Medallions
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 35 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
462 Calories
23g Fat
15g Carbs
47g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 462
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 153mg 51%
Sodium 343mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 47g
Calcium 87mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This pork tenderloin is finished with a sour cream sauce. The quick and easy pork medallions are served with hot cooked noodles. Serve them with briefly cooked zucchini or summer squash "noodles."

Alternatively, serve the pork with roasted potatoes and steamed vegetables.


  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 1/2 to 2 pounds, sliced 1/2-inch thick)
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried sage (crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 1 beef bouillon cube (or equivalent beef base)
  • 1/4 cup water (boiling)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Optional: cooked noodles

Steps to Make It

  1. Rub sliced meat with a mixture of sage, salt, and pepper. In a deep skillet or sauté pan (with cover) or Dutch oven, brown meat lightly on both sides in hot oil; add onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes longer, until onion is tender. Drain off excess fat.

  2. Dissolve bouillon or base in the 1/4 cup boiling water; pour over meat. Cover and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until it's cooked through. Remove meat from pan. The minimum safe temperature for pork is 145 F.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the noodles following package directions.

  4. Combine sour cream and flour in a small bowl. Gradually add meat drippings to sour cream mixture, stirring constantly. Return mixture to the skillet; cook and stir just until boiling. Add water until sauce is the desired consistency.

  5. Place the pork tenderloin medallions atop the hot cooked noodles and spoon gravy over all.