Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and about 1/3 cup sauce)
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup green olives
1/2 cup dried sweet cherries
1/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons sugar
6 garlic cloves
3 thyme sprigs
1 pound cipollini onions, peeled
1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Preheat oven to 500°.
2. Combine first 8 ingredients in a medium saucepan; stir in 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 45 minutes or until onions are almost tender, stirring occasionally. Uncover, increase heat to medium-high, and cook 7 minutes or until thick, stirring frequently.
3. Heat oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle pork evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Add pork to pan, and cook 1 minute. Turn pork over. Place pan in oven; bake at 500° for 12 minutes or until a thermometer registers 155° (slightly pink). Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes. Slice pork crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Serve with sauce.
CALORIES 238 ; FAT 7.7g (sat 1.7g,mono 4.5g,poly 1.1g); CHOLESTEROL 55mg; CALCIUM 43mg; CARBOHYDRATE 21.4g; SODIUM 416mg; PROTEIN 18.9g; FIBER 2.3g; IRON 1.4mg