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How to Cook Pork Tenderloin: 21 Delicious Recipes

Pork Tenderloin Recipes

Prized for its tenderness, pork tenderloin’s mild flavor partners well with sweet and savory ingredients from apples and herbs to peanuts and peppers, and it works well for weeknights and dinner parties. Cook it whole, slice into medallions, butterfly and stuff it, or use strips in a stir-fry. It's also delicious grilled, roasted, or simply seared.


Coffee-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Watermelon Rind Relish

Ground coffee beans infuse this pork with rich, earthy notes which pair beautifully with the sweet-spicy watermelon relish.

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Spicy-Smokey Mexican Pork Tenderloin Kebabs

These succulent skewers of bite size pork tenderloin can be the entrée or a first course. The radishes add a crunch and complement the smoky flavor from the chile.

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Cherry & Onion Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Summer cherries and onions make a decidedly sweet filling for this impressive roast, which cooks in two parts. First you’ll brown it on the stove top to get a beautiful golden exterior, then a quick roast in the oven finishes it off.

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Coriander-Crusted Pork Tenderloin

This weeknight go-to dish drew raves from readers for being quick, fragrant, and flavorful, thanks to the mustard and freshly crushed coriander seeds.

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Pork Tenderloin with Sage & Marsala

This may look like a special-occasion roast, but it’s actually perfect for a weeknight, and while the fried sage leaves are optional, do try them. They make an unusual crisp garnish and add visual appeal to this simple but elegant dish.

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Hoisin Pork with Napa Cabbage

Who needs take-out? Here, quick cooking pork tenderloin is the perfect protein for an easy weeknight stir-fry. The sweet napa cabbage marries beautifully with the mellow pork and the sweet and salty hoisin sauce ties it all together.

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Grilled Asian Pork Tenderloin with Peanut Sauce

We love double-duty marinades. After infusing the tenderloins with warm Asian flavors, the marinade becomes a creamy peanut sauce for the pork, which stays moist and tender on the grill.

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Yucatan Pork Tenderloin with Jicama Salad

Here's a pork dish for the well-traveled palate. The spicy rub adds a fair amount of heat to the meat, but the blend of jicama, avocado and red onion is both soothing and refreshing.

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Pork Tenderloin Grilled in Rosemary Leaves

Marinades need time to work their magic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grill a couple of pork tenderloins when the mood strikes. Fresh, aromatic rosemary infuses this mild meat with pine-y notes and adds a second layer of flavor when the rosemary starts smoking.

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Pork Tenderloin with Apples

In this comforting Sunday supper, a creamy apple brandy, cider, and herb sauce tops a simple sear-roasted pork tenderloin while caramelized Granny Smiths make the perfect side.

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Spinach & Mushroom Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

Since pork tenderloin doesn’t have bones you need to work around, you can get creative. Butterflying and stuffing the pork with a savory filling makes a simple weeknight meal feel a fancy.

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Salsa Verde

Why not go against the grain? This recipe substitutes your typical salsa with walnuts, anchovies and capers to bring out the wholesome flavors of the pork tenderloin.

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Spicy Korean Style Pork Medallions with Asian Slaw

After a good soak in the spicy marinade, the medallions here cook up in minutes and the complementary slaw makes the meal fresh and summery.

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Pork Tenderloin with Tequila-Hot Pepper Glaze

In this dish, a few zesty ingredients come together for a punched up glaze, making a favorite cool weather roast into one of summer's most flavorful, quick grilled dinners

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Caribbean-Style Rub Pork Tenderloin

As the heat of the grill coaxes the pork to tenderness, warm Caribbean spices mingle with the juices, leaving you with a deeply flavored, juicy, and tender treat.

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Foolproof Grilled Pork Tenderloin

This recipe relies on a simple method for getting a beautiful crust and then incorporates a glaze, sauce, or salsa for extra flavor. 

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Pork Tenderloin & Spinach Salad

A flavorful shallot dressing finishes this simple yet company-worthy warm salad. The pork is right at home with the sweet-tangy cranberries and mellow pears.

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Spice Crusted Pork Tenderloin

A garlic-y yogurt mixture helps breadcrumbs and whole mustard, coriander, cumin and sesame seeds adhere to the pork, making a beautiful, course coating. Some will inevitably fall off, but do scoop it up and place it back on the meat when you serve it.

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Ancho-Marinated Pork Tenderloin & Mango Skewers

Pork pairs so well with all kinds of fruit. Here, they alternate with ripe mango, but you can use pineapple, too. These meaty kebabs are the perfect summer weeknight meal.

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Stir-Fried Pork with Kimchi & Shiitake

Stir-fries are a weeknight lifesaver. In this quick meal, pork mingles with spicy kimchi and mushrooms for a satisfying one-skillet supper.

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Pork Medallions in Mushroom Marsala Sauce

From stovetop to dinner table in just minutes, these juicy little medallions brown beautifully. And, the flavorful Marsala sauce goes a long way toward making this simple weeknight meal feel special.

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