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Pork Medallions with Apple Cider Gravy
1 lb pork tenderloin, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup apple cider
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
Fresh rosemary sprigs, if desired
Sprinkle pork slices evenly with 1/4 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter over medium-high heat. Add pork; cook 2 to 3 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink in center. Remove pork to plate; cover to keep warm.
In same skillet, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic in butter 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add cider and broth; cook 1 minute or until thickened. Stir in chopped rosemary and remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
Serve pork with cider gravy. Garnish with rosemary sprigs.
Braised Kale with Bacon and Cider
2 bacon slices $
1 1/4 cups thinly sliced onion
1 (1-pound) bag chopped kale
1/3 cup apple cider
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups diced Granny Smith apple (about 10 ounces)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Place a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add bacon; cook 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 1 teaspoon drippings in pan. Crumble bacon, and set aside.
Increase heat to medium-high. Add onion to pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add kale, and cook 5 minutes or until wilted, stirring frequently. Add cider and vinegar; cover and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add apple, salt, and pepper; cook 5 minutes or until apple is tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with bacon.
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