Karin Calloway

Food columnist for The Augusta Chronicle.

Saucy Pork Bites a quick and easy family meal

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Pork tenderloins are a great item to stock up on when you find them on sale. I usually have a pack or two in the freezer for throwing onto the grill or roasting in the oven.

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They're great cooked whole, but you also can chop a tenderloin into bite-size pieces for this Saucy Pork Bites recipe.  Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
Jackie Ricciardi/Staff
They're great cooked whole, but you also can chop a tenderloin into bite-size pieces for this Saucy Pork Bites recipe.

They're great cooked whole, but you also can chop a tenderloin into bite-size pieces for this Saucy Pork Bites recipe.

A little finely chopped rosemary would be a good addition to the sauce, and sauteed sliced mushrooms would be delicious, too. You can substitute chicken breast meat or steak (use beef broth instead of chicken broth when using steak).

This is a quick and easy family meal that I like to serve with hot mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli or green beans.

SAUCY PORK BITES

1 1/2 pounds tenderloin, cut into cubes

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon garlic salt

Freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 14.5-ounce can chicken broth

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Hot mashed potatoes, for serving

Chopped fresh parsley, optional, for garnish

Combine flour, garlic salt and pepper on a plate. Toss pork cubes in flour mixture until coated.

In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium-high heat. Brown pork cubes, turning several times, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add broth and Worcestershire sauce. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve over mashed potatoes and garnish with a little chopped parsley, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Reach Karin Calloway at karin.calloway@comcast.net. See her prepare the recipe at noon Tuesday on television station WJBF (Channel 6).

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Groceries

11/2 pounds pork tenderloin

1 14.5-ounce can chicken broth

Prepared, instant or frozen mashed potatoes (or fresh potatoes and the ingredients to make mashed potatoes)

Fresh parsley, optional, for garnish

Pantry/refrigerator:

All-purpose flour

Garlic salt

Black pepper

Butter

Vegetable oil

Worcestershire sauce

Small bites

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