Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Easy Marinated Pork Tenderloin - Instant Favorite

Today I am sharing a wonderful tried and true recipe - my favorite go-to marinade for perfect pork tenderloin every time. The first time I made this a few years back, it became an instant favorite! 

Awesome soy sauce based marinade with olive oil, garlic and Dijon honey mustard - everyday items in your kitchen that makes a fantastic pork tenderloin!  Tender, juicy, delicious! 


All you need...extra virgin olive oil, soy sauce, Dijon honey mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.  


*The recipe calls for Dijon Honey Mustard but I was out this time, so I added 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon of honey to the marinade and it worked perfect!*


To Make: In a medium size bowl add soy sauce, olive oil, Dijon honey mustard, minced garlic, salt and pepper and whisk until well blended. 



Place tenderloins in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over. Seal bag, coat loins well then place in fridge for 3 hours or more - the longer the better. If you can, marinate overnight.



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place tenderloin(s) in baking dish then pour the marinade from the bag over the tenderloins. Bake on middle rack of oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until the pork reaches a safe minimal internal temperature of 145 degrees F with a 3 minute rest time



I like to serve pork tenderloins with roasted butternut squash, rice pilaf or wild rice. This is also great with honey roasted mini red potatoes. 


Easy Marinated Pork Tenderloin 

Ingredients
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin (I use two, 1 pound loins) 
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon honey mustard 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Marinade: In a medium size bowl add soy sauce, olive oil, Dijon honey mustard, minced garlic, salt and pepper and whisk until well blended. Place tenderloins in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over. Seal bag, coat loins well then place in fridge for 3 hours or more - the longer the better. If you can, marinate overnight.  

Baking Pork Tenderloin:  
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place tenderloin(s) in baking dish then pour the marinade from the bag over the tenderloins. Bake on middle rack of oven for 45 to 55 minutes or until the pork reaches a safe minimal internal temperature of 145 degrees F with a 3 minute rest time.   

Tip
If you do not have Dijon honey mustard on hand, but have Dijon mustard, you can add 3 tablespoon of Dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon of honey. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Cheers!

3 comments:

Kendra said...

I tried this recipe it's very yummy it's my first time cooking a pork tender. I have one problem its kinda tough. Do you know why this might be?

Anonymous said...

This was fantastic. Super tender and juicy. I marinated it overnight and all the next day until I put it on to cook. Definitely making this again.

Anonymous said...

You may have over cooked it. I cook pork tenderloins all the time. They cook very quick.