Monday Night Pork Tenderloin

Recipe by Nimz_
READY IN: 1hr 20mins


  • 1 12
    lbs pork tenderloin
  • 1
    large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1
    teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12
    teaspoon kosher salt
  • 14 - 12
  • 2
    tablespoons smart balance oil, for browning sauce (or whatever oil you want to use -or more as needed)
  • 1
    (1 1/2 ounce) package French onion soup mix (I use Knorr)
  • 2


  • Trim most of the visible fat from the tenderloin.
  • In a large oven proof skillet heat oil over medium high heat.
  • Sprinkle the garlic powder, salt and pepper evenly over the tenderloin.
  • Add to the oil and brown on each side about 3 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Remove the tenderloin and set aside.
  • Drain the oil leaving the browned pieces.
  • Return the tenderloin to the skillet.
  • Add the sliced onion to the skillet layering some on the top of the tenderloin.
  • Mix the French Onion Soup Mix with water. Pour over the tenderloin and add the bay leaf.
  • Cover and cook for about an hour or until the internal temp reaches 160 degrees.
  • Check the last 15 minutes or so and add a little extra water if needed.