Cooking Pork with Missouri Chardonel

October 12, 2016

A Missouri Chardonel is an excellent dry white wine to cook with, especially when making sauces.  We made sage pork tenderloin medallions with a Chardonel jus and the results were delicious!  A glass of Chardonel also pairs very well with this meal or while you’re cooking it.  This recipe comes from our friends at the Missouri Pork Association.  It takes about 10 minutes to prep and 20 minutes to cook.  This elegant dish is easy to make and tastes great!  These pork tenderloin medallions are the perfect meal to present to guests or cook for your family at home.       


  • 2 Tablespoons Whole-Wheat Flour

  • ½ Teaspoon Dried Sage

  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt

  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper

  • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder

  • 4 Teaspoons Olive Oil, Divided

  • 1 Pork Tenderloin (About 1 ¼ Pounds, Trimmed If Needed)

  • ½ Cup Chicken Broth, Reduced Sodium or Organic

  • ½ Cup Dry White Wine, Missouri Chardonel

  • 2 Teaspoons Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil, or Substitute Butter


Stir together flour, sage, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a shallow dish or plate, and preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Slice pork crosswise into 3/4-inch thick medallions and arrange flat on a cutting board. Pound with a mallet to 1/2-inch thickness and coat pork in flour on all sides.

Add 2 teaspoons oil to the pan.  Once the oil heats up, place the pork in a single layer. You might need to divide the pork into two batches to avoid overcrowding the pan.  Brown on one side for 2 to 3 minutes and turn to brown the other side.  Remove pork onto a plate and scrape the brown bits up from the bottom of pan with a wooden spoon, putting them into the measured broth or wine.  Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan and repeat the cooking procedure.  Add the pork to the plate.

Remove pan from heat, add wine, place back on heat, and simmer for 4 minutes or until wine reduces down to a couple of tablespoons.  Add broth and simmer 3 minutes or until reduced by half.

Remove from heat, swirl in butter, and add pork back to the pan to coat.  Arrange pork on plates and spoon sauce on top.



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