Pecan Encrusted Pork Tenderloin With Mustard Cream Sauce

Recipe by Kimke
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 6-10


  • 2
    (12 -14 ounce) pork tenderloin
  • 2 -3
    egg whites
  • 2
    teaspoons honey mustard
  • 2
    cups flour
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    teaspoon pepper
  • 2
    cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2
    cups plain breadcrumbs
  • 12
  • 12
    cup mustard


  • Trim silver skin and as much fat as possible from the tenderloins. The first thing makes it more tender, the second thing makes it healthier.
  • Whip egg whites until frothy, then add a good quality mustard (honey mustard is a favorite of ours) to the mixture and beat until well blended.
  • On one side of the bowl with whipped egg whites, have flour mixed with salt and pepper.
  • On the other side of the egg bowl, have mixture of half coarsely chopped pecans and plain bread crumbs.
  • Just beyond the tray that has the pecan/breadcrumb mixture, have a roasting pan that has been sprayed with vegetable oil.
  • Dredge the tenderloins through the flour until coated, then dip in the egg mixture, roll in the pecan/breadcrumb mixture and place in the roasting pan. This is really messy, so much so that I almost invariably wash my hands between tenderloins.
  • Don’t worry too much about how this looks, but be sure that the tenderloin is pretty much covered with the pecan/breadcrumb mixture.
  • Spray the exposed parts of the roast with a little vegetable oil. This will help crisp up the crust while baking.
  • Bake in a 425 or 450 degree oven until the internal temperature is about 160 degrees. We do use a meat thermometer when we make this recipe. Usually 25-35 minutes,.
  • Remove from oven and let sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a sauce pan combine equal parts of heavy cream and the same mustard you combined with the egg whites. Heat this mixture stove top until it thickens a bit.
  • Slice the tenderloins (about ½ to ¾ inches thick is about right), trying to keep as much of the crust on the meat as possible. Some will come off. Don’t worry about it.
  • If you are serving family style, lay the pieces on a platter and then drizzle the sauce over pieces. If you are serving restaurant style, place 1-3 pieces on a plate, drizzle sauce over the pieces, and then around them.