Quick Dinner Using Leftover Pork Tenderloin

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I'm always looking for ways to use up leftovers. I came up with this one last night, and it was delicious served over wild rice. I would rather have used a can of tomatoes, but hubby won't eat a cooked tomato that he can actually see...oh well!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In heavy sauce pan, saute onion and garlic in oil and butter until softened.
  2. Add wine, chicken bouillon and tomato sauce, bring to a boil.
  3. Cook uncovered at a low-boil for about 10 minutes. Add more wine or water if sauce is too thick.
  4. Slice tenderloin into 1/2" slices and place in sauce. (I flipped them right away so sauce was on top and bottom.).
  5. Cover pan and cook until pork is heated through, which shouldn't take more than 3-4 minutes.
  6. Serve over wild rice.
Most Helpful

This recipe was perfect! I believe you should follow a recipe before you decide to change it. You can tweak it the next time around. I did fear this would have a heavy tomato taste and it did not at all. I followed it, loved it and when I made it again, I "changed" it, added another garlic clove, nothing more. I'm making it again tonight for chicken. Leftover pork is always horrible reheated in any way. This recipe will save a lot of pork from being thrown out as tasteless left-overs. This sauce is a keeper, exactly the way it is presented. I use Knorr chicken bullion only. It's soft enough to press into a measuring spoon. I use a garlic press for most recipes. Add garlic for several seconds before adding liquid. No chance in it burning that way. If you don't follow the recipe exactly, you will never know how good this tastes.

KPCback April 08, 2011

We really enjoyed this. I used canned Italian spiced tomatoes. I had leftover pork tenderloin kabobs and some leftover grilled veggies. I used chicken broth instead of a boullion cube and wine. Before throwing in the pork and grilled vegetables, I added a couple of handfuls of uncooked no-yolk egg noodles, with some additional broth to compensate for the noodles. When the noodles were almost tender I added the pork and veggies and cooked until warmed through. Tasty one pot meal.

Heather in Barrie June 27, 2010

Love this recipe! What a great way to use any leftover meat. I made a few changes: omitted the butter and halved the boullion (I didn't have a low sodium option); added some yellow pepper slices, red pepper flakes, and ended with some chopped green onions. Was mainly trying to use things in the refrigerator. I also took her advice & used a can of diced tomatoes instead of the sauce (as we love tomatoes!) I added a teaspoon of tomato paste. What a delicious meal! I just had the leftovers for lunch today. Yummo.

Thanks puppitypup!

Mrs_DiTo September 16, 2011