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Spiced Pork Medallions with Bourbon Sauce

Spiced Pork Medallions with Bourbon Sauce has bold flavors such as allspice, chili powder and cinnamon. The bourbon sauce balances the spices.

Spiced Pork Medallions with Bourbon Sauce is one of my favorite pork recipes. The sauce is perfectly balanced with the seasonings on the pork. The allspice and ground cinnamon was a surprise but very tasty. 

Andrew has never been a huge fan of pork unless it is bacon. It is hard to find recipes that he will like and not just tolerate for one evening. I can’t eat chicken and beef every night of the week so I try different pork recipes every once in awhile and this is a true “winner”. 

I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2013 Annual Recipes Cookbook.

Cost Per Serving is 6.06 as of May 2022

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $24.24.

If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $12.14.

  • Cost per serving reduces to $3.06.

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Stove Top

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 3 ounces of pork and 2 tablespoons of sauce

Equipment needed: 1 fry pan and a sauce pan 

Total time: 25 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry there will be a savings of about $12.10.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $12.10 as of May 2022

  • ground allspice $2.99
  • chili powder $0.98
  • ground cinnamon $1.18
  • dark sugar $1.62
  • olive oil $2.77
  • soy sauce $1.58
  • white vinegar $0.98


Total: $12.14 as of May 2022

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin $7.17
  • 3 small bourbon 50ml $4.47
  • 1 - garlic bulb $0.50

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete prep from prep tab above.
  2. Bring the sauce to a boil stirring occasionally. 
  3. Boil the sauce until it is reduced by half.
  4. Add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil to the sauté pan over medium heat. Cook pork in 2 batches for 2 – 4 minutes per side.
  5. If the pan needs more oil for the second batch add 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
  6. The pork will temp 145° when cooked. 
  7. Serve the pork with the sauce. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $70 – Menu 8

Side Options

Side Salad

Starches such as potatoes, rice, pasta, etc.

Vegetables such as corn, green beans, brussel sprouts, squash, etc. 

Cauliflower and Broccoli Rice

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