Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

We had friends coming for dinner and I wanted something nice, healthy and easy. I had a pork tenderloin so I threw together some ingredients for a marinade. I let it marinate for 4 hours before roasting it in the oven. It was really moist and tender and full of flavor. I served it with roasted potatoes and a green salad. It was a big hit with everyone – especially my kids.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin:


  • 1⁄2 cups olive oil
  • 1⁄3 cup soy sauce
  • 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1-2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 1-lb. pork tenderloin

Combine all ingredients and marinate for at least 3-4 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

In a hot skillet over medium heat, sear each side of tenderloin for 2-3 minutes.

Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes or until the meat has reached 160 degrees (check with your meat thermometer because one of mine said 145 degrees for pork and the other said 160 degrees). Let rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing.

Pan Sauce:

  • Pan scrapings from pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 cup of chicken broth
  • 2-3 tbsp of pork marinade (thoroughly mixed)
  • 1-2 tsp butter

Meanwhile, place the skillet back on the stove over medium heat. Add the chicken broth and scrape up all the browned pieces from the bottom of the pan. Add the marinade and let it boil down for 2-3 minutes. Add the butter and remove from heat stirring until butter has melted.

Pour over the pork tenderloin. Enjoy.

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

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  1. What a beautiful glaze the sauce has made. Tenderloin is such a versatile cut and one of my favourites too.

  2. Your tenderloin came out perfect. I make one similar to this using teriyaki sauce. So simple, so elegant!

  3. Such perfect timing – we have friends coming over tomorrow and I bought a tenderloin but hadn’t yet decided on a marinade – this looks great!

  4. That looks really great! The glaze’s color is splendid. Your friends must have thought they’d found a little bit of heaven in dinner!

  5. This looks fantastic and I bet your company was very impressed! I haven’t made a pork tenderloin in a while, I want to make this! That gravy looks delicious!

  6. Oh man, that pork tenderloin would be so awesome for dinner tonight! I like your marinade ingredients. I was expecting it to be teriyaki, but this is waaaay better (and I like teriyaki!). Tangy and full flavored, it would be a hit in my house, too. YUM!

  7. Your pork looks so good, I think I’ll have to run by the store on the way home and pick up a pork tenderloin to cook this weekend.

    I like how you have the printable version link on there. I need to learn how to do that.

  8. When I make this for special events, my friends al call it “Fudge Pork”, because its pork that eats like fudge. 🙂 Beautiful photos, and a great recipe. Thanks!

  9. Pam I love the look of that marinade, its got dynamite flavor written all over it 🙂

    Oh man that’s rough with all the car accidents, sorry to hear it. I would actually really consider Oregon to practice in, I hear it’s beautiful.

  10. This kind of dish is exactly what caused me to get hooked on your blog. The power of simple, quality ingredients for a great main dish. Printing this one!

  11. Looking at the layout of your blogs, I think you must be a very well-organised person in life. Glad that I had found it! I luv your photos and recipes a lot esp ur pumpkin bread. This recipe will definitely be my first choice when I buy my oven later.

  12. Oh my goodness, how did you know? I was looking for a dynamite pork tenderloin recipe just the other day! I can’t wait to try this out.
    Also if you have time, could you tell me a little bit about Daring Bakers? I am trying to figure out what that is all about. It looks fun.
    BTW- we are still drooling over the Carne Asada Tacos. We are planning on making them for the whole family

  13. Hey Pam, It looks great. I'm thinking about doing chili #4 with pork tenderloin. I had a bag of m&m's for dinner last night, your pork might have been a better choice. haha

  14. you know i almost made pork tenderloin for dinner tonight. it’s one of my favorites. so comfy. i might still make it this week. i have some acorn squash that would be so lovely with it!

  15. The only thing I did differently was to add ALL of the marinade to the pan with the Chicken broth and reduce it til it was thicker then add the butter. Delish! More gravy for mashed potatoes.

  16. Loved this pork tenderloin recipe, but I would like to have the gravy thicker. Can I use a cornstarch/water mixture to make it thicker? What are your thoughts? Thank You!!

  17. This was amazing. I doubled it for my family of 6 and added 2 TBSP of cornstarch to the marinade for serving. The entire family went nuts over it!

  18. Can you supply the nutrition breakdown for this recipe. It is delicious but I am “eating healthier” (dieting) and would like that information for tracking purposes. Thank you.

  19. Hi Pam,
    I just wanted you to know that this is one of my go to recipes and I made it again last night. It is so incredibly tasty and easy to make. (I always use a meat thermometer digital probe kind because I easily overcook this fast cooking piece of pork.)
    It is amazing and thank you!
    Anne Olson

    1. Anne,

      You are so sweet to always take the time to let me know when you enjoy a recipe. I’m so glad this has been one of your go-to recipes.