Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
No specific GERD triggers.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Life is like an onion: you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep."
-Carl Sandburg, Poet

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is one of my favorite dishes and I thought for sure that I had already posted it to the web site. I have had a few versions and one of the first was by my friend Chef John Pearson. The caramelized onions work with many cuts of meat, including beef like hanger steak, flap meat or pork chops. You can also top meat from the grill with the onions.

The key is to control the heat so that its high enough to brown the onions without burning them. It takes some patience to cook them thoroughly but the wait is so worth it.

Pork Tenderloin

Dollar for dollar this is one of the best cuts of meat going.  Pork tenderloin is lean and flavorful.  You can roast it, braise it, grill it, or cut it into medallions for small filets almost anything.  This recipe can be doubled for two tenderloins since in most grocery stores they are sold in 2 packs, with each tenderloin in the pack being about a pound.  Ask the butcher if you want only one.  

There will be a variable amount of fat and I trim this carefully.  Most important is the silverskin.  This is a thin layer of fascia at the head of the tenderloin on one side.  It has to be trimmed because it is tough and fibrous.  

Lay the tenderloin on the cutting board with the silverskin side up.  Press gently on the top to flatten the meat.  Slip the point of your filet knife under the fascia and cut toward the end of the tenderloin.  Keep the pressure slightly upward and the silverskin will easily cut away from the meat.  


Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion

Servings = 4 | Serving size =4 ounces pork with onions

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes great leftovers as sandwiches.

Serve with Mashed Yams or Thick Cut Yam Fries or Thick Cut Yam Fries - Low Sodium Version or Baked Sweet Potato

1 tsp olive oil
2 large red onions (thinly sliced)
1/4 tsp salt
16 ounces pork tenderloin
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
spray oil

Place a large skillet in the oven and preheat to 375F. (Or prepare the grill.)

Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.

Add the sliced onions and salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are completely browned and limp.

When the oven is ready sprinkle the pork with pepper. Spray the pan in the oven with oil and add the pork tenderloin.

Cook, turning at least twice, for about 15 to 17 minutes. Remove from the oven and let rest about 2 minutes.

Slice and serve topped with the caramelized onion.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces pork with onions

Servings = 4


Amount Per Serving

Calories 170 Calories from Fat 33
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g 6%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 74mg 24%
Sodium 214mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
    Sugars 6g
Protein 25g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 8%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 1 mcg Potassium 587 mg
Magnesium 41 mg