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How To Cook Pork Tenderloin

by Marie Williams on May 11, 2023

How To Cook Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is one of the leanest and most tender cuts of pork, making it a popular choice for health-conscious eaters. It's also incredibly versatile, with the ability to be cooked in a variety of ways, from roasting to grilling to pan-searing. In this blog post, we'll explore the best methods for cooking pork tenderloin and provide some delicious recipe ideas.

Roasting Pork Tenderloin

Roasting is one of the most common methods of cooking pork tenderloin, as it allows for a deliciously tender and juicy result. To roast a pork tenderloin, preheat your oven to 425°F and season the meat with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings. Heat some oil in a pan over medium-high heat, and then sear the tenderloin until browned on all sides. Transfer the tenderloin to a roasting pan and roast in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Let the meat rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Grilling Pork Tenderloin

Grilling is another great way to cook pork tenderloin, as it provides a delicious smoky flavor and crispy exterior. To grill pork tenderloin, preheat your grill to medium-high heat and season the meat with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings. Grill the tenderloin for about 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Let the meat rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Pan-Searing Pork Tenderloin

Pan-searing is a quick and easy method of cooking pork tenderloin that results in a crispy exterior and juicy interior. To pan-sear pork tenderloin, heat some oil in a pan over medium-high heat and season the meat with salt, pepper, and any other desired seasonings. Sear the tenderloin for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until browned, and then transfer the pan to the oven to finish cooking. Roast the tenderloin in the oven at 425°F for about 10-12 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F. Let the meat rest for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Recipe Ideas for Pork Tenderloin

Looking for some delicious recipe ideas for pork tenderloin? Here are a few to get you started:

  • Garlic and Herb Pork Tenderloin: Combine garlic, rosemary, thyme, and olive oil in a small bowl, and then rub the mixture all over the pork tenderloin. Roast in the oven as directed above.

  • Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin: Whisk together honey, Dijon mustard, soy sauce, garlic, and olive oil in a small bowl, and then brush the mixture all over the pork tenderloin. Grill or roast in the oven as directed above.

  • Apple Cider Pork Tenderloin: Combine apple cider, brown sugar, Dijon mustard, garlic, and cinnamon in a small bowl, and then pour the mixture over the pork tenderloin. Roast in the oven as directed above.

With these cooking methods and recipe ideas, you can enjoy a delicious and tender pork tenderloin meal that will satisfy your taste buds and leave you feeling satisfied.

 

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