This French Onion Pork is a delicious, quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe.
I’m all about flavor when it comes to creating a good dinner recipe. My family gets tired of having the same old thing for dinner, so I like to change things up and surprise them with new and flavorful options! And I definitely like to focus on recipes that are easy to make too- especially with the hectic beginning of the school year! You should be able to prepare this dinner in about 30 minutes.
- olive oil
- sweet onions
- white sugar
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- parsley flakes
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- Swiss or Gruyére cheese
- dried thyme
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
How to make French Onion Pork:
The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post.
The first step is making the caramelized onions. They take about 25 minutes to make, but they’re completely worth it (I promise!) You can get those going in a pan, and then prepare the rest of the meal while those are cooking. Onions are placed into a skillet with a little bit of olive oil, and then they are left to sauté over medium heat until they begin to soften up. Then you’ll add a tiny bit of sugar and salt and continue to cook until they are browned and caramelized. They just need stirring every so often.
While your onions are cooking, you can get to work on the garlic toasts. Baguette slices are topped with garlic butter and toasted in the oven broiler. That’s it!
Next you’ll cook the pork. It’s simply cut into medallions. pounded out, and then sprinkled with onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then it’s sautéed in a little bit of oil until browned on both sides. It cooks up very quickly since you’re pounding the pork into thin cutlets.
To finish up the dish, the caramelized onions are spooned on top of the cooked pork.
Swiss cheese is sprinkled on top with some thyme leaves too. The lid is placed onto the skillet at this point- giving the cheese a chance to melt. That’s all you do to prepare French Onion Pork. It’s such an easy dinner recipe, and it’s full of fabulous flavors.
To serve, plate a couple of pork medallions topped with that melted cheese. Add the garlic toast, and you’re good to go. It’s an impressive dinner- enjoy!
The Best Pork Recipes:
- Slow Cooked Swiss Pork
- Hoisin Pork Stir Fry
- Pork Chops with Creamy Apple Cranberry Sauce
- Creamy Dijon Pork Chops
- Pork with Peach Sauce
- BBQ Ranch Pulled Pork Taquitos
- Grilled Pork and Vegetable Teriyaki Noodle Bowls
French Onion Pork
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 large sweet onions, sliced thinly
- ½ teaspoon granulated white sugar
- pinch of kosher salt
- ¼ cup (½ stick) butter, at room temperature
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon parsley flakes
- 12 baguette slices
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper
- 1½ cups shredded Swiss or Gruyere cheese
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme
PREPARE THE ONIONS:
- In a large skillet, heat oil and add onions. Saute onions until they are softened. Add the sugar and salt. Continue to saute and stir often until the onions have reduced greatly and are lightly browned and caramelized- total cooking time for the onions should be 20 to 25 minutes. Remove the onions from the pan and set aside.
PREPARE GARLIC TOASTS:
- While the onions are cooking, prepare the toasts. Preheat your oven broiler. Combine butter, garlic powder and parsley in a small dish. Spread the butter on the baguette slices. Put the baguette slices on an oven-safe baking sheet or foil pan and toast for about 3 minutes, just until golden.
PREPARE THE PORK:
- Slice the pork into 1-inch slices. Pound the slices down to turn them into cutlets and give them all an even thickness. Sprinkle the pork cutlets with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Heat oil in the skillet, and add the seasoned pork. Cook about 3 minutes on each side, just until cooked through. Place the caramelized onions on top of the pork. Sprinkle the cheese on top. Turn off the heat. Put the lid on the skillet and give it a few minutes to melt the cheese.
- Plate individual servings of the French onion pork with two slices of garlic toast.