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Years ago, I somehow ended up with a big box full of magazines. Mostly Women’s Day, Family Circle, Better Homes & Gardens and such. I don’t remember where I got them all from, but I loved looking through them at the recipes. Well, one day I got the idea to go through and just cut out the recipes so I could get rid of the box. I would go through the magazine and find the recipes that looked and/or sounded good, and cut them out along with a picture if it was small enough. Then I took index cards, glued the recipe onto the card, and then covered the card with contact paper. Yeah – tons of work. I know I didn’t get through all the magazines before I decided I really didn’t need that many recipes, but I now have a recipe box with lots of these cards. And although I know I’ll never get to all the recipes, these cards are almost as fun to look through as going through a cookbook. The biggest problem is that I can’t credit the correct magazine now since I didn’t mark down on each recipe where they came from!

I do often forget about the cards since they are hidden away in that box, but I got the box out a while back to find something for dinner. And this recipe is the one I chose out to make – mainly because I had everything on hand. I liked the recipe, but I have to say that the broccoli in the sauce was a bit strange for me. I think I would have enjoyed it more if the broccoli was just served on the side, but my husband liked the broccoli in the sauce. Serve with a side of my favorite carrots, and dinner is ready!!

Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce
adapted from a magazine from years ago!

Serves 6

5 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 pork tenderloins (about 1 1/2 pounds total)
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups milk
10 ounces fresh broccoli, steamed

Heat broiler. Combine 2 tablespoons mustard, oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in plastic food-storage bag. Add pork; seal; turn to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Broil pork 5 inches from heat for 30 minutes, turning every 10 minutes, until golden and instant-read thermometer registers 160F.

Meanwhile, saute onion in melted butter in skillet until soft. Remove from heat. Stir in flour until blended. Stir in remaining 3 tablespoons mustard and the milk until smooth. Return to heat; simmer, stirring, 2 minutes. Add broccoli and remaining salt and pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until heated through.

Let tenderloin stand for 5 minutes. Slice and serve with mustard sauce.

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11 Responses to Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

  1. Fearless Kitchen says:

    This looks really interesting. I suspect I'd have preferred the broccoli on the side myself.

    You could have some fun with the cards – just reach in blindly, grab one, and decide to make it. It's a little silly, I guess.

  2. Ingrid says:

    I have tons of magazines I hate to part with for fear I might miss a jewel of a recipe.

    My starving, no lunch yet. You're torturing me…your pork looks excellent.
    ~ingrid

  3. glamah16 says:

    I used to do that. Its not an exercise in vain, as you really learn a lot and get some great ideas.

  4. Paula says:

    What a cool idea to do with those magazines. Granted a ton of work, but if I start doing it from this point forward, I'll have a tidy stash! :-) I like this recipe, even with the saucy broccoli. Pork is one of my favorite meats … YUM!

  5. Spryte says:

    I love pork. This looks great!! I think my family would really enjoy it!

  6. Kim says:

    I am crazy for all things mustard and this sounds great to me. So many recipes, so little time. I have a stockpile of magazines too, I should look into consolidating them somehow. Right now I have lists everywhere with tons of recipes I want to make.

  7. Chow and Chatter says:

    this looks great love the name of your blog

  8. Abby says:

    This would be a hit in my house. We eat a lot of broccoli. A LOT.

  9. Lovely White Things says:

    do you take pictures of the actual food that you make or do you find pictures that look similar? I like them. :)

  10. eatme_delicious says:

    Mmm I loooove mustard and I'm sure I'd like this mustard sauce! On the broccoli or not. =)

  11. Claire says:

    This looks great! I love a good pork loin…and somehow, that broccoli is attractive to me!

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