“Love Me Tender” Pork Tenderloin Recipe For Dinner Tonight!

Love Me Tender-loin

Love Me Tender-loin

Looking for a pork tenderloin recipe? 

What’s for dinner tonight?  How about this delicious Love Me Tender-loin?    This honey butter pork tenderloin recipe is fantastic!  You can have this on the table in 30 minutes and everyone will be asking for seconds!

Love Me Tender-loin
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1½ pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ cup water
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In an ovenproof pot ( I used a Dutch Oven) heat honey and butter over medium heat until melted.
  3. Sprinkle pork tenderloin with Cajun Seasoning and black pepper. Brown each side of the tenderloin for 5 minutes in the honey butter. You may have to lower the heat if the honey begins to burn.
  4. Place the pot in the oven and roast uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the tenderloin from the oven and place on a plate. Cover with foil.
  6. Add the water to the pan and stir over medium heat to make the sauce. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  7. Slice the tenderloin diagonally and serve with the sauce spooned over the top of the tenderloin.

Quick Tips:

Note:  Be sure to buy a pork tenderloin and not a pork loin.  Also, I used my Dutch Oven for this recipe because it goes easily from the stove top to the oven.

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Bourbon Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Mustard Sauce

Here is a great pork tenderloin recipe and I show you step by step how to cook pork tenderloin.  Have a question about pork tenderloin cooking time?  Need a good pork tenderloin marinade?  It is all here.  

Here is the Recipe Video Tutorial…  



Bourbon Pork Tenderloin


Bourbon Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce
Marinating meat is so easy to do and it really gives a big flavor boost! I use Kentucky Bourbon in this marinade for a real taste of the South!
Recipe type: Entree
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 (1 pound each ) pork tenderloins
  • ⅔ cup sour cream
  • ⅔ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 4 green onions, finely chopped
  1. Combine the bourbon, soy sauce and dark brown sugar in a glass mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Pour into a large zip lock bag. Add tenderloins and seal. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, turning the meat occasionally.
  3. Remove from the marinade and discard the leftover marinade. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 55 to 65 minutes. ( I like to cook pork until it reaches 160 to 165 degrees on an instant read thermometer)
  4. While the tenderloins bake, prepare the Mustard Sauce. ( Or prepare it a day ahead so the flavors can develop) Note: The flavor is pretty intense, so if you want to tone it down a bit, just use less dry mustard. I love the flavor of this sauce, so I make the recipe exactly as I have given it here.
  5. Combine ⅔ cup sour cream, ⅔ cup mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons dry mustard and 4 chopped green onion. Cover and chill.
  6. When ready to serve, slice the tenderloins and serve with the mustard sauce.

To watch the YouTube Video on how to make the Mustard Sauce for Meat, click here:  Mustard Sauce for Meat

Marinating the tenderloins:

Remember to always marinate meat in the refrigerator – never at room temperature.Don’t use a metal container – always use either glass or plastic.  I like the large zip lock bags the best.    Also, always discard the remaining marinade after use.  Marinating meat like this helps ensure you get a nice juicy result.

After marinating, place the tenderloins on a rack in a shallow roasting pan and bake.

Preparing the Mustard Sauce for Meat:

When ready to serve, slice the tenderloins and serve with the mustard sauce.


To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here:  Bourbon Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce



Video: Bourbon Pork Tenderloin

Bourbon Pork Tenderloin is a real taste of the South!

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