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Pork Marbella

Course Main Course, Pork
Cuisine American
Keyword green olives, marbella, olives, pork, pork marbella, pork tenderloin, prunes, tenderloin
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories 496 kcal


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin 2 1-pound each pork tenderloin
  • salt salt
  • 1 cup red wine 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup prunes 1 cup halved and pitted prunes
  • .50 cup green olives 1/2 cup green olives, pitted
  • .50 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • .25 cup capers 1/4 cup capers
  • 1 tablespoon capers brine 1 tablespoon capers brine
  • .25 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 garlic cloves 4 garlic cloves smashed
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • .25 cup olive oil 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • .25 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup chopped parsley ( optional)


  1. Remove all fat and fat filaments from the pork tenderloins. Season with salt and let it rest for 15 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, mix the wine, prunes, green olives, brown sugar, capers, and the brine, vinegar, red wine, oregano, garlic, and ¼ cup olive oil in a bowl and combine well.

  3. Place the pork tenderloins into a glass baking dish and pour the above mix over it. Let is marinate as long as you can in the refrigerator. If time is limited, do not marinate and set the sauce aside until ready to use it.

  4. Place rack in the middle of the oven and preheat at 350F. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high. Remove pork from the marinade (if marinating) and sear pork turning occasionally, until golden brown all over, 6 minutes.

  5. Remove from the heat and let it cool off for a couple of minutes. Add the reserved sauce over the pork shake the pan so everything will settle. Transfer to the hot oven and roast the pork. Baste with sauce halfway thru cooking, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer pork to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes. 

  6. Return the pan to medium-high heat. Add butter to sauce and cook swirling the pan occasionally until the butter is melted and sauce is slightly reduced. 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in parsley if using. 

  7. Slice the pork against the grain. Transfer to a platter and spoon sauce over it. 

Nutrition Facts
Pork Marbella
Amount Per Serving
Calories 496 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 103mg34%
Sodium 464mg20%
Potassium 900mg26%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 355IU7%
Vitamin C 1.1mg1%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.