Sangiovese Simmered Pork Tenderloin

The rich, deep flavor of the sauce is courtesy of a red wine braise and tomato paste, which infuses the sauce with the illusion that it spent all day simmering on the stovetop, though it takes just half an hour. A full-bodied red wine that’s not too tannic works best here.

Made with Double concentrated tomato paste

When you need a strong and intense taste of tomato, tomato paste is your choice. It works together superbly with our other products to intensify the flavor and texture of the tomato.


45 min (COOK TIME: 15 min / PREP TIME: 30 min)

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-1/2 lbs pork tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1-1/2 tsp kosher salt, divided
  • 1-1/4 tsp pepper, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped red onion (from 1 large)
  • 1 cup chopped fennel (from 1 medium bulb)
  • 1-1/2 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups Sangiovese wine, divided (Chianti)
  • 2 tbsp Mutti® Double Concentrated Tomato Paste (Doppio Concentrato)
  • 2 cups chicken stock, divided
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Method

  1. Heat oil in a large high-sided skillet over high heat. Sprinkle pork with 1 teaspoon salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook pork, turning occasionally, until browned on all sides, 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan. Add onion, fennel, thyme, and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent, 5-6 minutes, stirring. Add 1/2 cup wine and tomato paste, cook until wine is almost evaporated, reduce heat to medium, and cook until mixture is thick and pasty, 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add remaining 1 cup wine, simmer for 3-4 minutes or until reduced by half.
  2. Whisk 1/2 cup stock and flour in a medium bowl until smooth. Add flour mixture and remaining 1 ½ cups stock to pan; bring to a simmer over medium-high, reduce heat to low, and cook 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Return pork to pan. Simmer 3 minutes or until pork is warmed through and sauce coats meat. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/2 teaspoon pepper, parsley, and vinegar.

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Also made with: Double concentrated tomato paste