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Easter Main Dish Recipe: Pepper-Crusted Pork Loin with Sour Cream and Onion Sauce

Pork Loin with Sour Cream & Onion SauceWhen the friendly folks at Breakstone’s Sour Cream asked me to create a main dish recipe for our Easter celebration, I knew immediately what route I was going to take. While many people love a trusty baked ham for their Easter dinner, I prefer to go with a tender, juicy pork loin.

Pork loin is the meat I turn to when I want something that doesn’t require a lot of effort, but is impressive enough for company and special occasions, like Easter.

As I was thinking about how I wanted my main dish to turn out, I knew I wanted something with some pizazz. I wanted to create a recipe that captured all of my favorite flavors into one delicious dish. Cracked pepper had to be a part of the rub, no question. When it came to the sauce, I wanted to somehow incorporate Breakstone’s Sour Cream and another favorite flavor…sauteed onions.

I’m extremely proud of this recipe and can’t wait to make it again for our Easter guests. It is sure to please everyone at the dinner table!

Pork Loin Tied

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Recipe: Pepper Crusted Pork Loin with Sour Cream and Onion Sauce

For the pork loin:

  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)
  • 3 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons freshly cracked pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the onions:

  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • For the sauce:

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 1 cup Breakstone’s Sour Cream
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
    1. Place tenderloins side by side and tie together with kitchen string.
    2. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, Italian seasoning, pepper and salt; rub over the surface of meat.
    3. Place in a shallow roasting dish. Cover and bake at 425° for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°.
    4. Remove from the oven, cover with tin foil and allow the meat to rest while creating the sauce.
    5. In a heavy duty pan, such as a cast iron skillet, melt the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Once melted, add the rings of onion and saute for 10 minutes, or until onions are soft and edges begin to brown and caramelize.
    6. In a separate skillet, blend chicken broth and corn starch. Bring to a boil, and with a whisk, stir continuously. Reduce heat and add sour cream and salt. Continue to whisk until a smooth sauce has formed. Add cracked black pepper and remove from heat.
    7. To serve, slice the pork loin. Top each slice of pork loin with one spoonful of sauteed onions then drizzle with sour cream sauce.

    Sour Cream Sauce is also delicious served over cooked vegetables as well as mashed potatoes.

    Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post for Breakstone’s Sour Cream.  All ideas, thoughts, experiences, photos are my own.”

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    1. Kristen, your pork loin looks perfect, and so flavorful! I’d love to make this for Easter, or any day of the week. Thanks for sharing this delicious looking recipe! :)

    2. Wow, this sounds fantastic!

    3. What a wonderful dish! I don’t make pork nearly enough. Can’t wait to try this :)

    4. I’m thinking of pork tenderloin for Easter dinner. Looks great. Love the sauce.

    5. Kristin I am loving this pork & sour cream sauce. I think I need to pull up a seat at your Easter celebration :) xo

    6. You should be incredibly proud. This looks wonderful!

    7. Looks delicious I love the sour cream and onion sauce!

    8. This is a perfect Easter dinner. You are so creative!

    9. Hmm, that pork loin looks so delicious. You should be proud of it! :)

    10. Kristen this turned out beautiful!! It sounds absolutely wonderful, I’m totally going to make it for our family.

      PS… You are the only person I know who can take a photo of raw meat and not have it look horrifying ;)

    11. What a wonderful creation! This pork loin looks amazing and I’m definitely going to be trying it soon!

    12. Looks tasty, I love pork loin.

    13. This is a good recipe that I would like to try. I’ve made pork loin with maple syrup and honey. Delicious.

    14. Sounds delicious!!! I am so in love with those dishes! Gorgeous!

    15. Mmmm I love pork! It’s so underrated. This looks really delicious!

    16. Your photos never fail to make me crave food, no matter the time of day or how recently I ate! This looks sensational.

    17. I often turn to pork loin for an easy and reliable main dish, too. There are so many ways you can go with it. And yours looks sublime. Simple, yet elegant.

    18. I won’t wait until Easter to make this again!! The tenderloin was tender and had just enough of the “rub” flavor that it didn’t overpower the delicate flavors of the sauce or the onions. I served it over potato pancakes which again didn’t detract at all from the flavors. Thank you – this is definitely a keeper and will stay in the front of my recipe box!

    19. This was a very wonderful dish. It was rather inexpensive to make and looked fabulous. I found it to have too much pepper in the rub so I will reduce it next time. I will definetley be making it again. I served it with mashed potatoes and the sauce went very well with the potatoes.


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