What’s a traditional Canadian Christmas meal? Recipes, like family heirlooms, are often passed down through generations and Ancestry.ca, Canada’s leading family history website, turned to its customers to find out some of Canada’s favourite ancestral concoctions.  Here is Mother Dorothy’s Pork Tenderloin.

With hundreds, if not thousands, of customs making up the Canadian cultural identity, what Ancestry.ca discovered was a true mosaic of meals.

Mother Dorothy’s Pork Tenderloin
Submitted by Dave Rannard, Manitoba

Serves 4-6

Dip (1 ½ lbs.) pork tenderloin (flattened) in egg & bread crumbs and brown in a frying pan.

For the sauce:
Large tin tomatoes (diced)
¼ cup vinegar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. allspice
1 tsp. cloves

Grease a large casserole dish and pour a thin layer of sauce in the bottom of the dish.  Next place a layer of browned tenderloin in the casserole dish and continue to place alternate layers of sauce and pork in the dish. Try to put a top layer of sauce in the dish last.

Cook for 2 hours at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Published with permission from www.ancestry.ca.