Pan Seared Pork Loin with Sautéed Peppers and Mushrooms

Pork Loin

Last month we featured an Asian recipe, and this month we will share a great recipe using pork that is sure to please. For a healthy side dish you can add steamed broccoli and cauliflower.

Time: 25 minutes
Effort: Easy
Serves: 2


2 pork loin steaks – 3/4″ thick
Canola or safflower oil for spraying and sauteeing
1/2 of a large yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 of a large red pepper, cut into thin strips
3 large white mushrooms, sliced thickly
1 tsp. red balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup cooking cream
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
1 tbsp. rice flour for thickening or 1 tsp. xanthan gum

In a medium skillet, heat 1 tbsp. oil until very hot. Add the peppers and sauté until they are browned. Add the mushrooms and combine with the peppers. Sauté until golden, then reduce the heat to medium and add the balsamic vinegar, stirring to deglaze the pan. Add the cream and salt and pepper to taste, stir in the rice flour or xanthan gum until well blended, simmer until thickened and remove from heat.

Sprinkle the pork loins with salt on both sides. Spray a grilling pan with oil so that the surface is well covered and turn burner on to medium/high and heat until very hot. Add the pork loins and sear for about 3 minutes. Turn them over and sear for another 3-4 minutes – they should be springy to the touch and not soft. If they are still soft, grill for another minute or so. Remove from heat and serve immediately with the pepper and mushroom sauce, sprinkled with a generous amount of fresh ground pepper.

Used with permission from Jump Into My Kitchen