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PointsPlus Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe

PointsPlus Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe

A mixture of herbs and spices turns this pork tenderloin into a stellar centerpiece of any dinner table. For variety, try seasoning your pork loin with oils (such as roasted red pepper-olive oil or garlic olive oil) and a variety of herbs and spices (such as parsley, rosemary, onion powder, and cumin) for a flavorful roasted pork loin.

Notes

*Note: If you’re using fresh herbs, substitute 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs for every teaspoon of dried herbs.

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme*
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds lean pork tenderloin

Servings8

Calories Per Serving151

Folate equivalent (total)2µgN/A


Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin Recipe in Oven, How to Cook Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin is a mouth watering pork recipe made with simple ingredients. This recipe of pork tenderloin oven is very easy and quick to prepare. The honey garlic pork tenderloin is perfectly seasoned, marinade and roasted with dry spice rub and honey garlic sauce prepared. Check how to cook pork tenderloin with honey garlic sauce in oven

This roasted pork tenderloin with honey garlic sauce is very juicy and tender from inside. This is a perfect meal which can be cooked fast in oven with minimum marinade of dry spices rubbed on it

If you love cooking pork recipes, and want to try a new delicious one. Try to cook this roasted honey garlic pork tenderloin in oven, this recipe needs few and simple ingredients . And very easy to cook. Also check our classic roast beef with gravy recipe and roast beef with vegetables in oven.


Directions

Step 1

PREHEAT oven to 425°F.For easy cleanup, line a 13x9x2-inch pan with Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil.

Step 2

COMBINE olive oil, basil, rosemary and salt in a large bowl. Place pork tenderloin in foil-lined pan. Sprinkle and rub 2/3 of olive oil and herb mixture over pork, turning to coat evenly. Cut each garlic clove into 6 slices. Cut lemon peel crosswise into twelve 1–inch long strips. Cut 12 small slits in top of pork place a garlic slice and a lemon peel strip in each slit.

Step 3

ADD potatoes and seasoned salt to bowl with remaining olive oil and herb mixture.Stir to coat potatoes. Arrange potatoes in an even layer around pork.

Step 4

BAKE 30 to 35 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 160°F. Let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

Step 5

REYNOLDS KITCHENS TIPS:To line pan, flip pan upside down. Press a sheet of foil around pan. Remove foil. Flip pan upright and drop foil inside. Crimp edges to rim of pan. Fresh herbs can be substituted for dried. Use 1 tablespoon fresh herbs for each teaspoon dried herbs.


Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • When is Pork Tenderloin Done? We cook our pork to 145 degrees F. This means the pork will be barely pink in the middle, safe to eat, and ultra juicy. You can cook pork tenderloin to anywhere between 145 degrees F and 160 degrees F. Just keep in mind that keeping it as close to 145 degrees F will result in the juiciest, most tender piece of meat.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA database to calculate approximate values.

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Easy Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Tender pork loin roast can be enjoyed for dinner but best of all, the leftovers can make great sandwiches for lunch. Another great idea is a delicious chopped salad can be made with chunks of this oven roast and all the salad fixings. The key to making a great and easy pork tenderloin roast recipe is time and patience. It&rsquos one of those easy dinners that can serve as many people as you need and everyone will be satisfied, especially when you add the extra sauce on top of the pork loin.

How are Pork Tenderloin and Pork Loins Different?

Tenderloins and lions vary in size and thickness. Tenderloins are thinner and more tender, thus the &ldquotender&rdquo. Pork loins are thicker and often times more tough. So cooking times will vary greatly, particularly if you bought the tenderloin, which cooks much faster. So cook your loin roast longer if it&rsquos large or thick. If you&rsquore cooking with pork tenderloin, then the cooking times will be quicker. If you are unsure on how long to cook your roast, cook the pork loin until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F in its thickest part. Hope you enjoy our oven roast pork loin recipe with your family. It&rsquos a great dish when paired with simple veggies or even a backed potato! More Oven Roast Recipes, Soup and Stew Recipes, Appetizer Recipes

Watch Video: Oven Roast Pork Tenderloin Recipe:


Adam and Joanne's Tips

  • Side Dish Suggestions: You cannot go wrong with the classics like Our Favorite Homemade Mashed Potatoes or Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash.
  • Update: Some reviewers felt the apples became a little too soft in this recipe. We don’t mind it since they turn into a lovely sauce, but if you are concerned, try cooking the apples and onions separately to the pork — just use two pans. This way you can roast the pork until done, while at the same time cooking the apples and onions until you’re happy with their texture — possibly a few minutes less than stated above.
  • Nutrition facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #inspiredtaste — We love to see your creations on Instagram and Facebook! Find us: @inspiredtaste


CAST IRON PORK TENDERLOIN PAN SEARED AND OVEN ROASTED

This recipe will show you a simple technique to give the exterior of the pork an amazing crust, without drying it out. You’ll need a pan or skillet that is oven safe and today we’re using the trusty ol’ cast iron skillet. It’s the original one pan solution from stove to oven….it’s one of the most versatile pans in the kitchen. If you don’t own one, you’re really missing out!

One quick reminder before the recipe – pork tenderloin is NOT the same thing as pork loin! The names are similar and it’s confusing but, they are very different cuts of pork. The average pork tenderloin is around 1 – 1.5lbs….and it’s much more tender, hence the name tenderloin – get it? Pork Loin is a much larger cut of meat, usually around 3 – 4 pounds.


Roasted Asian-Style Lean Pork Tenderloin


Pork tenderloin is one of the leanest cuts of pork that is both tender and easy to cook. The secret to making it tender is marinating for a couple of hours and cooking on a very high heat, for just 5 minutes. It sounds a bit strange but after it cooks for 5 minutes, you turn off the heat and don’t open the oven for 1 hour. The results: Spectacular! So tender, you hardly need a knife. The marinade creates a wonderful sweet and salty Asian flavor. Each serving has 244 calories, 5 grams of fat and 7 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. Serve it with my recipes for Garlic Sesame Broccoli Stir Fry Side Dish and Simple to Make and Very Healthy, Pineapple Brown Rice.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: about 1 hour


Ingredients
for Pork and Marinade:

1 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed

¼ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 teaspoon ginger, from a jar or fresh, see shopping tip below

2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed

1 teaspoons sesame oil or canola oil

Cooking spray, such as olive oil spray

Ingredients for Glaze:

2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce


Instructions

1. Place pork in a large plastic bag. In a small bowl, combine the marinade ingredients. Pour marinade into the bag over the pork. Refrigerate for 2 hours, turning occasionally.

2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Transfer pork to a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Pour a little marinade over the pork and discard the rest.

3. Bake for exactly 5½ minutes per pound. Turn oven OFF and DO NOT open oven door for 1 hour! Remove pork from oven and let rest 5 minutes before slicing. Pork will be perfectly done and very tender.

4. To make glaze: In a small bowl, combine soy sauce, honey and sugar. Heat in microwave for 20 seconds, just before serving. Drizzle glaze over the top of the pork.

5. Divide sliced pork among 4 plates.

Serves 4 (each serving, 4 ounces of pork)


Shopping Tip
Ginger, from a jar, is sold in the produce section where garlic in the jar, is displayed. It’s fresh, pureed ginger and packaged in a small jar. You can store in the refrigerator and it works great in all recipes that use fresh ginger.

Healthy Benefits
Pork tenderloin is a very lean meat choice. It’s a good source of B vitamins. It also contains thiamin, magnesium, iron and zinc, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin B-6. When it comes to thiamin, pork tenderloin is one of the best natural sources and the meat contains nearly half of the recommended daily allowance of niacin.


Serving Tip

Serve with my recipes for:

Weight Watchers (old points) 5-for roasted pork
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS 7


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Pork tenderloin is one of the most versatile cuts of lean meat out there: It agrees with just about any kind of herb or spice and pairs well with most side dishes you put on the table. Here, dried oregano and thyme are rubbed on the pork, which is then browned on the stovetop and finished in the oven with sliced fresh figs and pears added to the pan. As the fruit roasts with the pork, it creates a sweet-savory compote that, when served with some steamed wild rice, turns an ordinary meal into an elegant fall dinner. This dish also pairs wonderfully with Roasted Butternut Squash.

What to buy: If you can’t find fresh figs or they aren’t in season, substitute an additional pear or a crisp apple like a Granny Smith, Pink Lady, or Gravenstein.


  • Do not overcook it. As with any lean cut of meat, if it is overcooked, it will be dry. The key is to cook it to 145 degrees Fahrenheit and no more. The pork will be a tiny bit pink in the center and buttery soft.
  • Use an instant-read meat thermometer. It's an inexpensive kitchen tool that every kitchen should have. Using a thermometer will ensure that your meat is perfectly cooked.
  • Sear the pork before you bake it. Taking the 6ish minutes to do this step will not only give it a beautiful color, but it also adds flavor and seals in the juices, so it stays more tender.
  • Add a little liquid. We deglaze the searing pan with some beef stock and add this to the roasting pan. It adds a fantastic flavor and helps keep the tenderloin juicy.
  • Pour a little apple cider vinegar over the pork. It will help tenderize the meat and give a delicious flavor to the sauce.

We love this sauce! Not only does it help keep the pork tender, but it's also delicious poured over everything on your plate.

  • Beef stock – we use it to deglaze the pan so that any of the delicious bits stuck on after searing the pork will be a part of the sauce.
  • Apple cider vinegar – adds the best flavor.
  • Pork juice – as the pork bakes, it releases its liquid, which becomes part of the sauce. Yum!

There are no extra steps needed to make this sauce. Once the tenderloin is ready to serve, remove it from the pan and pour the pan juices over the sliced pork.