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Pork Tenderloin Recipes

A Variety of Recipes for Lean and Delicious Pork Tenderloin

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Pork Tenderloin With Marsala Sauce

Pork Tenderloin Medallions With a Simple Marsala Sauce

Photo: Diana Rattray
Pork Tenderloin With Herb and Mustard Butter

Pork Tenderloin With Herb and Mustard Butter

Photo: Diana Rattray
Bacon and Panko Pork Tenderloin

Bacon and Panko Crusted Pork Tenderloin Medallions

Photo: Diana Rattray

Pork tenderloin is one of the leanest meats available, and according to the National Pork Producers' comparison chart, it's nearly as low in saturated fat as chicken breasts. The tenderloin is part of the loin, usually sold in packages of one or two. Since there's very little fat on a tenderloin, a small amount can go a long ways, particularly in stir-fry dishes, or cut and flattened as medallions. Whole pork tenderloins and medallions can be marinated with a liquid or dry spices for extra flavor.

The main thing to remember when cooking pork tenderloins is not to overcook when roasting, since overcooking will cause the meat to dry out and toughen. It's a good idea to use a meat thermometer to test for doneness; cutting into the meat to test for color will cause too many good juices to run out. Cook pork tenderloin to a temperature of at least 145° F., as recommended by the USDA. This should produce tenderloin that's juicy, tender, and safe.

Since tenderloin is often somewhat higher in price, look for sales and stock up! Fresh pork may be kept frozen from 3 to 6 months.

Below, you'll find a variety of pork tenderloin recipes, including easy skillet recipes, baked and roasted recipes, and a few for the slow cooker. Enjoy!

 

 

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