Balsamic Glazed Pork

  • 10MINS
  • 35MINS
  • 211KCAL

This delicious, slimming-friendly Balsamic Glazed Pork makes a great, quick dinner whether you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories211
  • Carbs27g
  • Protein2g
  • Fat0.4g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars13g

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This delicious, slimming-friendly Balsamic Glazed Pork makes a great, quick dinner whether you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers!

We do love a bit of Pork sometimes as it’s often cheaper than other meats and super versatile. We decided to pair some pork medallions with balsamic vinegar, onion, garlic, chilli and rosemary – and so here we have Balsamic Glazed Pork!

This Balsamic Glazed Pork recipe is the perfect way to make pork not just look nice, but taste fab too – it’s the best way of making garlic into a mellow, smokey flavour.

This Balsamic Glazed Pork has bucket loads of garlic, but please don’t be put off by the amount! It really brings this dish to life – and you can also add onion, baby carrots, courgette, peppers or even aubergine.

What diets is this Balsamic Glazed Pork suitable for?

This Balsamic Glazed Pork recipe is suitable for gluten free and dairy free diets.

Please make sure to double and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Balsamic Glazed Pork recipe?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Balsamic Glazed Pork recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Balsamic Glazed Pork recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Balsamic Glazed Pork recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Balsamic Glazed Pork?

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We use Sukrin Gold which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to brown sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin Gold over on Amazon UK.

If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.

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Sukrin Gold doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this Balsamic Glazed Pork.

That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.

How many calories are in this Balsamic Glazed Pork?

There are 211 calories per portion in this Balsamic Glazed Pork recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Balsamic Glazed Pork is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

The balsamic glazed pork

Step 1

First coat the pork medallions in the balsamic glaze (see recipe below for recipe) then sprinkle with half of the chopped chillies refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Step 2

Pre heat the oven to 200°C.

Step 3

Peel the onion, leaving the root end intact, then cut it into 6 – 8 wedges Peel the shallots and slice them in half lengthways Peel the garlic cloves and slice any larger ones in half lengthways.

Step 4

Place all the veg (including the rest of the chilli and rosemary) in a roasting tray, spray with some Low calorie cooking spray and season.

Step 5

Roast for 20 minutes. While the veg is cooking heat up a frying pan, then sear the pork medallions on both sides (about 2 minutes each side).

Step 6

Pour in any remaining glaze, then transfer the pork into the tray with the roasting vegetables, return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until the pork is cooked.

The balsamic glaze

Step 1

Put the balsamic vinegar and granulated sweetener in a pan and bring to the boil.

Step 2

Allow to simmer until the balsamic has reduced by half and it coats the back of a spoon.

Step 3

Remove from the heat and allow to cool. As the glaze cools it will start to thicken up even more, so if it starts to thicken too much just add a small amount of water and stir well. It needs to be the right consistency to coat things. You can store this in the fridge until you’re ready to use it.

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How do you know when Balsamic Glazed Pork is cooked?

Roast the vegetables for 20 minutes. After searing the pork medallions on both sides (about 2 minutes each side), pour in any remaining glaze and then transfer the pork into the tray with the roasting vegetables. Return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until the pork is cooked.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Balsamic Glazed Pork in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Balsamic Glazed Pork in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Balsamic Glazed Pork?

We don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat Balsamic Glazed Pork?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Balsamic Glazed Pork

This delicious, slimming-friendly Balsamic Glazed Pork makes a great, quick dinner whether you’re counting calories or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    35 MINS
  • KCals 211
  • Carbs 27G
WW Points
  • 9 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 9 Purple

Ingredients

For the Balsamic Glazed Pork

  • 4 pork medallions
  • 1 large red onion
  • 2 banana shallots
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 1/2 red chilli deseeded and finely chopped
  • balsamic glaze
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the Balsamic Glaze

  • 120 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp granulated sweetener
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

The balsamic glazed pork
  1. First coat the pork medallions in the balsamic glaze (see recipe below for recipe) then sprinkle with half of the chopped chillies refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Pre heat the oven to 200°C.
  3. Peel the onion, leaving the root end intact, then cut it into 6 - 8 wedges. Peel the shallots and slice them in half lengthways. Peel the garlic cloves and slice any larger ones in half lengthways.
  4. Place all the veg (including the rest of the chilli and rosemary) in a roasting tray, spray with some Low calorie cooking spray and season.
  5. Roast for 20 minutes. While the veg is cooking heat up a frying pan, then sear the pork medallions on both sides (about 2 minutes each side).
  6. Pour in any remaining glaze, then transfer the pork into the tray with the roasting vegetables, return to the oven for another 10-15 minutes until the pork is cooked.
The balsamic glaze
  1. Put the balsamic vinegar and granulated sweetener in a pan and bring to the boil.
  2. Allow to simmer until the balsamic has reduced by half and it coats the back of a spoon.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. As the glaze cools it will start to thicken up even more, so if it starts to thicken too much just add a small amount of water and stir well. It needs to be the right consistency to coat things. You can store this in the fridge until you're ready to use it.

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KirraWednesday 20th May 2020

I’m confused as to how this is just 211 calories per serving when one pork medallion is 168 calories and the recipe indicates two medallions per serving? Am I buying the wrong thing? I’ve definitely got medallions not pork chops!

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