Perfect Flavor Pork Tenderloin

"This turns out perfect everytime. No Fail! You can choose any marinade you like but the cooking technique is flawless. I have shared this recipe with many friends and they always report success. I serve with sauteed mushrooms."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins




  • Combine all ingredients and marinate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
  • Place meat in a foil lined dish for easy clean up.
  • Cook meat for 6 minutes per pound. Turn off oven-DO NOT OPEN OVEN DOOR-Let tenderloin remain in oven for one hour. NO PEEKING!

Questions & Replies

  1. do you cover tenderloin with foil
  2. I have 2 small tenderloins, totally 2.5 lb. Is the cooking time to be based on each individual piece of meat or should I tie them together (as a reviewer did) and cook for the total their weights?


  1. Although I used my own seasoning in this recipe, I did use the cooking method and it was da bomb! I've always had a problem with cooking pork tenderloin so that it's not overdone, and this came out perfect. This would be great for a dinner party because you can concentrate on the other dishes while the tenderloin hangs out in the oven. I'll always use this cooking method from now on. Thanks, Vicki.
  2. I tied 2 small pork tenderloin together. And 6 minutes at 500 F. Then waiting near 1:15 before opening the oven door. It's tender and perfect. Thanks Vicki :) Made for Holiday tag
  3. I can't believe this worked! I had a 2.5lb tenderloin which I cooked for 15mins beforing turning the oven off. The meat turned out beautifully! Tender, juicy, and just slightly pink in the middle.
  4. The flavor for this tenderloin is :yummy: We have pork tenderloin a few times a month and so I"m always looking for variations to flavor. I was able to utilize your cooking technique because of time allowances and so put it in the crockpot for 5 hours on high. So moist and tender. Threw a few Idaho potatoes on top and the fam was good to go!! Thanks Vicki for sharing your recipe. Made for AU recipeswap-April~
  5. best cooking method for pork tenderloins!!! did not try this marinade, so cannot comment on it,


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