Pork tenderloin in beer and honey sauce with onions and chestnuts. Christmas recipe
Pork sirloin is a good option to serve a meat dish at Christmas without getting too complicated or suffering for our pocket. It is a lean, inexpensive and versatile piece that supports many accompaniments. In this recipe we prepare it with a beer and honey sauce with rich chestnuts and glazed onions, a perfect winning combination for these days.
The good thing about the sirloin is that we can normally calculate a piece for two people, and it is very comfortable to cook. You just have to make sure that it is at its point so that it does not dry out and that it is not raw inside -this is not a steak-, so accompanying it with a good aromatic sauce is always a wise idea.
Ingredients for 2 people
- 1 pork tenderloin, 4-6 onions or shallots, 1 garlic clove, 330 ml of beer, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 teaspoon of brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, 10-12 chestnuts, q pinch of walnut nutmeg, salt, black pepper, extra virgin olive oil, thyme.
We start by taking the sirloin out of the fridge about half an hour before cooking it so that it gets a little warmer.Cut into medallions of a thickness between 1-1.5 cm, and remove any excess fat. Season and cook over high heat on a non-stick griddle or frying pan, marking well on both sides, using little oil. Withdraw and reserve.
In the same pan, brown the onions, letting them cook very lightly on the outside -without burning them-. Add the peeled chestnuts and sauté for a couple of minutes. Water with the beer, scraping the bottom of the pan to collect the juices. When it starts to boil, lower the heat and add the honey, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of nutmeg.
Cook a few minutes allowing the sauce to reduce and thicken slightly. Reincorporate the meat, mixing well with the sauce, cover and cook the whole a few more minutes, until they are at their point to taste, about 8-10 minutes. Serve with a little fresh thyme and an extra punch of pepper.
Processing time | 45 minutes
Difficulty | Easy
We can serve this sirloin in beer and honey sauce with almost any garnish that we like, but it goes especially well with mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or roasted pumpkin, couscous or aromatic rice. We can add raisins or nuts to the sauce and even use dark beer instead of blonde.Tags: Desserts Meats And Birds Vegetables And Legumes