TOP 10 PORK TENDERLOIN RECIPES

Top 10 pork tenderloin recipes – ten of the top rated, easy to make pork tenderloin recipes on the web from my favorite bloggers and I.

PORK TENDERLOIN RECIPE COLLECTION

Grilled, baked, roasted, stuffed, slow cooked, bacon wrapped and even smoked pork tenderloin recipes, made with easy to find ingredients and detailed instructions how to prepare, cook and serve these delicious meals.

Since pork tenderloin is relatively inexpensive cut of meat, easy to find and cook and has an amazing flavor. Most of these pork tenderloin recipes are also low-carb, Keto friendly or you can easily convert them into Keto.

Pork tenderloin is perfect for family dinners, because it cooks fast. Since most of my readers enjoy my pork recipes, I decided to create this recipe collection, with some tips on how to cook delicious pork tenderloin.

 

Easy Roasted Pork Tenderloin

A quick and easy way to prepare pork tenderloin. Great meal for any day of the year. I served mine with parsnip-cauliflower puree.

This is by far my favorite way to cook pork tenderloin. It involves searing the seasoned meat on the stove top and then finishing cooking it in the oven, until cooked to 145 F (the USDA safe recommended temperature for pork tenderloin).

 

easy-roasted-pork-tenderloin-recipe

 

What is pork tenderloin and what is the best way to cook it?

Don’t mistake pork tenderloin for pork loin, as they are two completely different cuts of meat. Pork tenderloin is a thin, small long, thin cut of pork.

Source Wikipedia:

As with all quadrupeds, the tenderloin refers to the psoas major muscle along the central spine portion, ventral to the lumbar vertebrae. This is the most tender part of the animal, because these muscles are used for posture, rather than locomotion.

Pork loin and pork tenderloin are not cut from the same part of the animal, and in fact, look really different — pork tenderloin is thin and small, while a pork loin is wide enough that you can cut steak-like pieces from it.

Pork tenderloin is usually pretty small (1 1/2 to 2 1/2 pounds) and cooks pretty fast.

It can be baked, grilled, seared, smoked, slow cooker or pressure cooked.

What is the safe temperature to cook pork tenderloin to?

Cook pork tenderloin to a safe internal temperature of 145 F for medium.

You can cook it to 165 F (I prefer this ) for medium well.

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe – quick and easy to make, low-carb, juicy and flavorful pork fillet, marinated in a simple combination of  spices and grilled to perfection.

Serve it with a salad, grilled vegetables or potatoes.

It is spring out there, even though we have to deal with temperatures in the lower 50s here in Chicago. This meals grilling season is around the corner. Yes, you can grill pork tenderloin and it brings an amazing charred smokey flavor. Very easy to make and don’t worry, not so easy to overcook.

grilled pork tenderloin, juicy, sliced on a plate

 

Chipotle Pork Tenderloin 

Chipotle Pork Tenderloin And Mexican Rice Recipe – pork tenderloin in a flavorful marinade with chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, garlic, orange juice, oregano and cumin.

Served with a very simple to make Mexican style rice. Festive meal with a Latin twist, perfect for the upcoming holidays.

I created this recipe for a popular Hispanic Brand that sells Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce. If you like your food with a kick and have a can of Chipotle Peppers In Adobo, the recipe is worth trying. Back when I first made it, I served the pork with rice, but you can prepare a low-carb cauliflower rice and make tasty low-carb bowls with it. Add guacamole and your favorite veggies.

chipotle pork tenderloin on a plate

 

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Recipe – juicy pork loin, loaded with mushrooms, spinach and cream cheese.

It may look fancy and difficult to make, but in fact it quick and easy to prepare and fairly inexpensive.

I’ve already shared a recipe for a stuffed flank steak (super delicious) and this Stuffed Pork Tenderloin recipe is somewhat similar.

We cook pork tenderloin often in my house, because I try to eat low-carb and this cut of meat is a great option for my lifestyle. The result – you can easily get bored with cooking the same cut of meat with the same seasoning, following the same recipe over and over again.

So to spice things up, I cut through the pork tenderloin, stuffed it with mushrooms, bacon, cream cheese and spinach, rolled it into a roll and seared on the stove top. Then finished cooking in the oven, until it reaches a safe temperature. Fancy looking, but easy to make meal.

 

Pork tenderloin on a platter

 

Oven Baked Pork Tenderloin

If you are looking for the easiest, most effortless, but still juicy, perfectly cooked and delicious baked pork tenderloin recipe, you’ve come to the right place. This Oven Baked Pork Tenderloin recipe is a sheet pan (one pan ) deal, that does not require a lot of dishes getting dirty and you can cook your side dish at the same time on the same pan.

I usually make it with Brussel Sprouts, but potatoes, carrots or green beans could be also used.

You season (or marinate ) the pork, then bake at high temperature – 450 F in the oven, until it reaches 145 F internal temperature. You can bake the vegetables together with the pork, but keep in mind that they might require more or less time to cook.

Pork tenderloin on a baking dish

 

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

This Bacon Wrapped Maple Glazed Pork Loin from Spicy Southern Kitchen is smoky, so juicy, and sweet and spicy. Everything tastes better wrapped in bacon. The pork cooks up so tender and juicy!

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin on a plate

 

Garlic Butter Pork Tenderloin

A pork tenderloin recipe from one of my favorite low-carb blogs. Ever since I started Keto, I’ve been cooking pork tenderloin more and more often.

This Pork tenderloin is seared to perfection, finished in the oven, and then topped off with a decadent garlic butter. Would you believe this recipe is ready in about 30 minutes and it’s naturally low in carbs?

Garlic butter pork tenderloin on a cutting board

 

Slow Cooker Pork Tenderloin

This slow cooker pork tenderloin is simmered in a garlic and herb gravy and produces perfect results every time. An easy crock pot dinner that the whole family will love.

Pork tenderloin in an inexpensive cut of meat that’s tender and full of flavor. It gets even better when you slow cook it with plenty of seasonings. Slice and serve for an amazing meal!

Pork tenderloin in a slow cooker

 

Smoked Pork Tenderloin

 

Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin – juicy and delicious pork tenderloin is roasted in the oven with an irresistible honey dijon glaze. This is so easy to make and is perfect for a weeknight dinner, or a special occasion, too!

Sliced honey dijon pork tenderloin on a white plate

 

Smoked Pork Tenderloin

Easy and effortless way to make juicy smoked pork tenderloin on an electric smoker. A step by step guide on how to prep, smoke, rest and serve smoked pork tenderloin.

smoked pork tenderloin on a cutting board

 

Servings: 6

Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin — 1 lb
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cloves garlic — minced
  • 1 onion — sliced
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a zip lock bag. Add the trimmed pork tenderloin. Seal and marinade in the fridge for between 30 minutes to 6 hours.
Preheat a gas grill for medium high heat. Glean and grease the grates.
Remove pork from the marinade and carefully dry with paper towel.
Grill for 15-25 minutes, flipping a few times, until golden and crispy on the outside and thermometer inserted reads 140 F for medium rare. Let it rest for 10 minutes, before slicing
  2. The marinade will be enough for 2 one pound pork tenderloins, if you'd like to make more.
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork tenderloin recipes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 446, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 196mg, Sodium: 352mg, Potassium: 1194mg, Protein: 62g, Vitamin A: 175%, Vitamin C: 1.2%, Calcium: 21%, Iron: 3.3%