Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Piercing the tenderloin all over with a fork and then searing it, produces a lovely crust and super flavorful, juicy and tender meat. The quick prep makes this a perfect option for unexpected company or a hungry family.
How to make Roasted Pork Tenderloin: Preheat oven to 400˚F with the rack in the middle.
Trim tenderloin of fat and any silver skin and pat dry with a paper towel. Pierce pork loin all over with a fork and rub with 1 Tbsp oil.
Combine your seasonings and sprinkle onto the tenderloin then use your hands to rub the spices into the tenderloin until evenly coated.
Heat 1 Tbsp oil over med-high heat in a large oven-safe pan (cast iron or a dutch oven will work). Once oil is hot, add pork and brown on all sides (6 minutes total).
Place in the oven and bake uncovered at 400˚F for 13-15 min, flipping the tenderloin over halfway through baking. Bake until center of pork registers at least 150˚F then transfer to a cutting board and let meat rest 5-10 min. Slice into rings and serve.
*Oil used should have a high smoke point.
**Pork tenderloin is very juicy and does not need a sauce, but it is also really good served with A1 or BBQ sauce.