Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 18 mins

Pork tenderloin a cut that is very lean, tender, and boneless, and a bit pricey. It's delicious roasted as long as you don't overcook it. 18 minutes I find is right on. With the addition of the dry brine producing a succulent tasty tenderloin. Tenderloins are usually sold in pairs do not confuse with pork loin which is a larger roast. If you do use adjust cooking times. If there's a silver membrane on the tenderloin, remove it before cooking. Use a thermometer to check if done so not to lose any juice by cutting into the meat. When at 150° which is well above the 137° necessary to kill any trichinae. Will produce tenderloin that's juicy, tender, and safe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Position a rack at the bottom of the oven.
  3. Mix together the brown sugar, salt, rosemary and pepper.
  4. Rub the dry brine all over the meat and let infuse for 1 hour.
  5. Place the tenderloins side by side but not touching in the smallest roasting pan lined with non stick foil.
  6. Roast for 10 minutes, flip over and roast again until the internal temperature registers 155° on an instant-read thermometer, about 8 minutes more. Let rest for about 10 minutes (the internal temperature should reach 160°).
  7. If desired deglaze pan with water, wine or apple juice and pour over pork ½-inch-thick slices.
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What a simple rub but so tasty. This is a great recipe that I'll be doing often and on the bbq it would be great. Thanks Rita for this wonderful recipe :) Made for PAC Spring 2013

Boomette April 04, 2013