Pork tenderloin recipe

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The best pork tenderloin recipe ever! It’s cooked in a rich buttery garlic sauce and then baked in the oven until it’s soft and juicy. This is a simple recipe that’s great for both novice and experienced home cooks.

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This is the BEST baked pork tenderloin! Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside, and amazing flavors!

You can make this dish in less than an hour. It’s great to make ahead of time for weekday lunches, and it makes great leftovers for a healthy, low-carb keto!

Best pork tenderloin recipe

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Delicious, hearty, rich, and easy-to-make baked pork tenderloin has always been one of my favorite easy recipes.

This recipe is perfect for beginner home cooks, though the flavor is rich enough to please even experienced cooks!

Pork tenderloin is a healthy option that will fill you up with fresh flavor and is great for keto diets and picky eaters.

This recipe is already rating as one of the best on the internet for a long time. It’s easy to see why- this method produces tender, juicy pork that melts in your mouth.

We’ll pan-sear it, then bake it in the oven with the most amazing garlic butter seasoning, creating its own gravy in the pan.

BAKED PORK TENDERLOIN RECIPE REQUIRES:

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However, there are a few tried and true kitchen favorites that make this dish so much easier – regardless of your cooking experience!

  • Baking sheet Just make sure it has a lip on it so you don’t spill any garlic butter out of the foil pouch when cooking or moving the baked pork tenderloin in and out of the oven.
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Metal Tongs
  • Frying Pan

How to make the best Pork tenderloin :

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Ingredients :

  • 1 or 2 ½ pound pork tenderloins
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lemon, lime, or orange juice – (or 1 tablespoon of each)
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika – (optional but highly recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

pork tenderloin Instruction :

  1. preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease large baking. Rub oil all over the meat.
  2. Combine Italian seasoning, garlic powder, cumin, salt, chili powder, smoked paprika (if using), and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the tenderloin(s), patting it into the meat on all sides. Drizzle lemon/lime juice over the top and place in prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake for 25-35 minutes, or until the outside is browned and crispy and the center is cooked to your liking (you can take them out on the early side if you like the centers a little pink).
  4. Pour the dish’s juices over the meat. Allow 5-10 minutes to rest on a cutting board or in the baking dish. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1-inch pieces. Serve with any remaining pan juices on top of the slices, along with fresh chopped cilantro if desired.
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Best pork tenderloin recipe

Best baked pork tenderloin! Crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside, and amazing flavors!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 176 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 or 2 ½ pound Pork tenderloins
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 tbsps fresh lemon, lime, or orange juice
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a large baking. Rub oil all over the meat.
  • Mix Italian seasoning, garlic powder, cumin, salt, chili powder, smoked paprika (if using), and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the tenderloin(s), patting it into the meat on all sides. Drizzle lemon/lime juice over the top and place in prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until the outside is browned and crispy and the center is cooked to your liking (you can take them out on the early side if you like the centers a little pink).
  • Pour the dish's juices over the meat. Allow 5-10 minutes to rest on a cutting board or in the baking dish. Using a sharp knife, cut into 1 inch pieces. Serve with any remaining pan juices on top of the slices, along with fresh chopped cilantro if desired, Enjoy!

Notes

pork tenderloin Note :

The juices will run out if you cut the meat too soon after taking it out of the oven, so allow the meat to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
However, reheating pork tenderloin in the microwave can dry out and toughen the meat, so we recommend adding a little stock or butter to the top of the pork when you do so.
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Check on your food and don’t overcook it:

Pork tenderloin dries out quickly when overcooked, becoming tough and chewy.

I pull my tenderloin at 140° and tent it with foil to keep it warm while it rests for 10 minutes before serving.

Silver Skin Must Be Removed :

Before marinating and cooking your tenderloin, slit it with a sharp knife to remove the tough, white membrane that many grocers trim off and remove, but is sometimes left on.

It’s like removing silver skin from ribs.

Also, you can use any herbs or spices you want in this recipe!

pork tenderloin Note :

The juices will run out if you cut the meat too soon after taking it out of the oven, so allow the meat to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.

However, reheating pork tenderloin in the microwave can dry out and toughen the meat, so we recommend adding a little stock or butter to the top of the pork when you do so.

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