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Perfect Pork Tenderloin

This pork tenderloin is perfect for hosting dinner: a fine dining taste but easy to make!

This pork tenderloin recipe is as simple as marinate, brown, and bake! | Teaspoon of Nose

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When my husband and I were first married, we didn’t have much repertoire in terms of cooking nice meals for friends. You know the type: things you’d serve at a dinner party, meals that don’t involve chicken breasts, ground beef or a slow cooker.

Then we discovered this perfect pork tenderloin. It’s a combination of recipes that we’ve lost to the years, but it quickly became the thing we made when we wanted to have a nice meal for friends.

This pork tenderloin recipe is as simple as marinate, brown, and bake! | Teaspoon of Nose

This pork tenderloin recipe is as simple as marinate, brown, and bake! | Teaspoon of Nose

This pork tenderloin recipe is as simple as marinate, brown, and bake! | Teaspoon of Nose

As with most Teaspoon of Nose recipes, it makes a ton of food so it’s perfect as the main dish for a crowd. We hosted ten recently and it was a hit!

It’s also great because it’s not a lot of work the day of. Start it marinating the night before to infuse maximum flavor with minimum effort.

This pork tenderloin recipe is as simple as marinate, brown, and bake! | Teaspoon of Nose

This pork tenderloin recipe is as simple as marinate, brown, and bake! | Teaspoon of Nose

Perfect Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients:

  • 1 1-lb pork tenderloin, cleaned
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley (or 2 tsp fresh)
  • pinch pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1-2 tbsp butter

Steps:

  1. Combine olive oil, red wine vinegar, soy sauce, lemon juice, garlic, Worcestershire, mustard, parsley, and pepper. Put the tenderloin in a plastic bag and pour the sauce in. Marinate at least 3 hours, better if it’s overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Set aside the marinade, we’ll come back to it. Heat a skillet and sear the tenderloin, 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. Roast for 30-35 minutes. Pork can be a bit pink in the middle, but if you’re not sure the internal temperature should be 160°F
  4. To make the pan sauce: add the chicken broth to the pan over medium heat. After it’s heated a minute, scrape the drippings of the bottom of the pan. Add the rest of the marinade to the pan and let it reduce for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and add the butter to the sauce, stirring until fully melted and incorporated.
  5. Let rest five minutes before slicing or serving. Pour the sauce over the pork tenderloin when serving.

This pork tenderloin recipe is as simple as marinate, brown, and bake! | Teaspoon of Nose

This pork tenderloin recipe is as simple as marinate, brown, and bake! | Teaspoon of Nose

I love serving this with roasted asparagus (another easy side dish!) and mashed potatoes.

Do you have a go to hosting dinner you like to serve? Comment below – I’d love to hear!

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