We really enjoy trying new recipes on a regular basis. Some are "okay", enjoyed for the evening but not tried again. Others get added to the "second try with edits" pile, where we think about what tweaks would make it even better. There have even been a couple of attempts where we looked at each other and said "trash can?" Then there are the crowning jewels – the recipes that my husband requests be added to our regular rotation. This pork tenderloin recipe is one of those recipes. While I've made pork chops dozens of times, the first time I tried this recipe was my first-ever attempt at a pork loin. I'm not sure why I waited so long because the results were delicious! After the very first bite my husband declared that it was a keeper.
- 1/4 C red wine vinegar
- 1/3 C reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 C olive oil
- 3 T Worcestershire sauce
- 1 T lemon-pepper seasoning
- 2 tsp. dried parsley
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. ground mustard
- 1 lb. pork tenderloin, silver skin removed
- Mix all ingredients except for pork tenderloin in a large zip-top bag.
- Place pork tenderloin in zip-top bag; squeeze out the extra air and seal. Shake bag to evenly coat.
- Place zip-top bag in a large bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours (overnight if you can). Turn bag once every hour.
- Remove tenderloin from bag; discard remaining marinade.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sear pork, 2-3 minutes per side.
- Place pork in the preheated oven and cook for 30-45 minutes until cooked through.
- Let rest 5 minutes. Slice into coins and serve.
We have this at least once or twice per month and have yet to grow tired of it. Sometimes I also make a little pan sauce to drizzle over the top. I usually serve it with mashed potatoes, roasted asparagus, or corn casserole.
What is your family's favorite go-to recipe?
About the author: Liza is a mom and wife living in Louisville whose family includes a toddler, high school junior, and college junior. When she's not doing the Pocoyo dance with her toddler she is trying out new recipes and craft projects discovered on Pinterest. You can read about her views on everything from parenting to entertainment to organization over at Views From the 'Ville.