Perfectly seasoned and roasted to perfection in your oven, this pork tenderloin is buttery tender, juicy, and so delicious! With easy ingredients and simple steps, it’s the perfect family meal.
Pork tenderloin is one of the finest cuts of meat. It’s very lean and tender and can be seasoned any number of wonderful ways. For this recipe we’ll use a combination of simple pantry ingredients to season the pork, before roasting it in the oven for about 30 minutes.
Make Sure It’s Pork Tenderloin
There’s a few cuts of pork that have similar sounding names. Be sure the packaging clearly says pork tenderloin. They are basically long and slender and weigh around ¾lb to 1 ½lbs each. It’s also quite common to find them in 2-packs. Other similar names including pork loin, pork loin filet and pork roast are NOT pork tenderloin and require different cooking steps.
Simple Pantry Ingredients
I love to make recipes where I have most of the ingredients already on hand. For this roasted pork tenderloin, we’ll use a simple rub which includes brown sugar, salt, pepper, ground mustard, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and a hint of cayenne (optional, be really good).
Another reason I love making this recipe is because it’s so simple to prepare. All you have to do is mix the ingredients together, rub some olive oil on the meat, and then coat it well with the seasoning rub. Place it into a baking dish or pan and into the oven it goes. No need to sear this recipe first, that’s one less step we needn’t worry about. Just rub the seasoning on and it’s ready to go in the oven!
Roast at 425° (F) for 25-30 minutes
We want the pork tenderloin to have an internal temperature of 145°(F). An instant read thermometer is an essential tool everyone should have on hand. After 25 minutes, check the thickest part of the meat. Once the internal temp is at least 145°(F), you’re good to remove from the oven. Set the pork tenderloin on a plate and let it sit for at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving.