Perfect Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite go-to weeknight meals. It’s affordable, delicious, and fairly lean, making it a great choice for a family meal.

And when you pair it with a flavorful marinade like this one, you have a simple meal with show-stopper status.

It’s the type of recipe that’s quick enough for a weeknight meal, but presents so beautifully, you’ll want to entertain with it.

Quick and Easy Pork Tenderloin

Serves 4


1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp. brown sugar

2 tbsp. dijon mustard

1 pork tenderloin


1. Place all of the ingredients into a large, zip-close bag. Remove the air from the bag, seal, and then massage the marinade into the pork. Place into the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

2. When you’re almost ready to cook the pork, pre-heat your oven to 350 F.

3. Heat a large oven-safe skillet over high heat. Remove the pork from the bag and place into the skillet, reserving the remaining marinade. Sear pork on all sides (about 1 minute on each side) until there is a crust all around the pork.

4. Place entire pan into the oven and cook pork for about 20 minutes. Remove pork from the oven, and place a piece of foil over it, allowing it to rest while you make the sauce.

5. Pour the reserved marinade into a small pan, along with 1/3 cup of water and set over medium heat. Cook until sauce is reduced by half, about 8-10 minutes. T

6. Thinly slice pork, top with sauce, and serve alongside your favorite starch and vegetable.

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