By ~Nimz~ on February 03, 2003
Photo by FrenchBunny
Photo by FrenchBunny
Serving Size: 1 (280 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 2
"The flavor of browned and roasted pork with fresh rosemary, cranberry and balsamic vinegar are combined by Mean Chef to produce a wonderfully thick dense sauce. The whole cranberry and onions added texture. The layering of flavors was so well balanced that no one ingredient domminated the rest. A very easy to make main dish. "
"My family loved the flavorcombination of the sauce, but were not crazy about the texture of the whole berries. The second time, I used the canned cranberry jell and the went wild! A definite keeper! Thanx, Mean Chef. "
"This was a big hit for the boyfriend and I. I loved how the flavors blended together. It was a refreshing change that just made sense! Next time I cook this though I will instead grill or smoke the pork loin. I also am considering some orange zest or perhaps marinating the pork loin first in some sort of orange or lemon based marinade. I did not have fresh rosemary on hand but the dried worked really well and come this summer, I will definatly be using that from the garden for this recipe!"
"I thought this was tremendous...excellent flavor. Definitely company-worthy. I took some liberties with the recipe. First of all, I used about 2lbs of pork tenderloins. I did brown them in a skillet but then I transferred them to a baking dish and set some sprigs of fresh rosemary on and around them, partially covered them with foil and baked. While they were baking, I sauteed 1 large onion, probably about 1+ cup with lots of chopped rosemary, added the same 1/2 cup chicken broth, a whole can of cranberry sause and a generous, unmeasured sprinkling of balsamic. I let that cook til it was thickened and then poured it over the pork, cooked it uncovered for a while longer. It was really superb."
"We love cranberries with pork and the flavor was really good. I made 2 (1.10lb) tenderloins and it took a lot longer than 10 minutes (I did use a thermometer) so take note if you do more than one piece of pork. Since I made more meat I doubled the sauce recipe which turned out great. I was a bit dissappointed that you can't taste the balsamic vinegar like I had hoped. Along with it I made garlic mashed potatoes and used sauce on them too, and roasted zuchinni. It was an enjoyable meal."
"I used the whole can, 1 cup of broth, added some garlic and braised some CHOPS. 300 degrees, 2.5 hours in a dutch oven and pure yumminess! Served with mashed oldbay seasoned sweet potatoes. Perfect!"
"I made this exactly as written and it was wonderful. The flavor was awesome and the pork was so moist. I can't wait to make this for my family this Christmas. Thank you so much for a great recipe Mean Chef!!"
"We loved it. It was a terrific accompaniment to our pork tenderloin. Sweet baboo thought that it was a little herby, so we strained them out before serving. Otherwise followed the recipe exactly."
"This pork smelled wonderful cooking and the sauce was delicious too but it was too much to be served over the pork. Another time I would use the jellied cranberry I make myself rather than whole berry. I followed the directions exactly as written."
"I loved this! I accidentally bought a pork loin. But, it was still amazing! My loin was 3 lbs so I doubled the sauce. All four of my kids loved it. Even the sauce. Easy to make on a a school night too. I didn't have cranberries or cranberry sauce. I subbed Smuckers tart cherry preserves, the Michigan ones. Oh we all loved it!"
"I made this for a dinner party I had last night, everyone rated it 5 stars Thanks you for sharing this great recipe."
"I love this recipe! Made it for dinner tonight for my husband and myself. I could tell that he was a little worried about liking this recipe since he is not a big fan of cranberries. After we ate it, he told me to thank the person who shared this recipe because it was so good! So many thanks from Mr. and Mrs. Angiepangie!!"
"I made this tonight. I was a bit worried after reading the review about the meat having no flavour, so I stabbed it all over and inserted little slivers of garlic into the holes prior to seasoning it with salt and pepper and browning it. Otherwise I did everything exactly as required in the recipe. We were rewarded with a very moist and tender tenderloin full of flavour. The Sauce was wonderful. We both really enjoyed this recipe and I will make it again. Thanks!"
"I made this over the holidays for a dinner party for 17 and adjusted the quantities accordingly.Everyone raved and two of the ladies went home with the recipe! I browned the tenderloins ahead of time and kept them refrigerated until about an hour before cooking, so they took a little longer to cook to the correct internal temperature.I used the whole berry sauce and it was delicious! Served this with M.C.'s Potaoes au Gratin with Brie and Chives and steamed green beans with a sauce of garlic butter and saute'd red bell pepper strips-YUMMY! Thanks for a great, restaurant-quality recipe, Mean!"
"Made this for a party of 13 and it was great. We were afraid that it would dry during the longer baking time necessary so we added a bit of apple juice."
"Good taste; easy to do. To cut fat, I didnt add pan drippings to cran. sauce - but pan-cooked small potatoes in it instead for self-serve. Garnished with mesculin mix greens & pomegranate seeds. A good company dish thats easy to make"
"All I can sat is DELICIOUS! I used my own home-made cranberry sauce with squished berries. Since I don't like rosemary prickles, I substituted with 1/2 tsp dried sage. Thanx Mean Chef!"
"Easy to do, smelled great cooking, tasted wonderful. The leftover pork was still moist and delicious the next day. Definitely a keeper."
"Another winner from the kitchen of Mean Chef. When I told the BF what I was making for dinner, he wrinkled his nose up in the typical "eeww" fashion. Once this was on his plate and he tasted it, his eyes lit up and he said "wow, this is really good." The directions are very easy to follow and the sauce is heavenly. My vote goes for whole berry sauce but I think it would be good either way. I was thinking about making a batch of the sauce and trying it on turkey sammiches or using it to baste a ham. Thanks for another great recipe!"