Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Prep time:  About 10 minutes

Cooking time:  Up to total of 40 minutes

Calories per serving:  Only 138 cals per serving (based on 4 servings)


Happy 2014, everyone! I hope you all had great holidays!

It’s our first year anniversary today, by the way, so it didn’t feel right not welcoming the new year with a new recipe.

This recipe is another easy one for busy bodies like you and me. It is very tasty though, and it reheats well.

1 to 1.25 lbs pork tenderloin (I found Smithfield Extra Lean Pork Tenderloin)

1 tsp fine sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

½ tsp paprika

½ cayenne pepper

1 tsp dried rosemary leaves

½ tbsp olive oil

To prepare, mix the sea salt, black pepper, paprika, cayenne pepper and rosemary leaves in a small mixing bowl. Next, season the pork tenderloin (whole) with mixed spices.

Store the seasoned tenderloin in a large ziplock bag and refrigerate for at least an hour. This way, the tenderloin absorbs the flavors of your awesome spices.

Before the hour of waiting is over, preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Take out the tenderloin from the fridge. Prepare an oven-safe frying or sauté pan and heat some olive oil over medium.

Put in the tenderloin and brown all sides. This should take about 8 to 10 minutes total. The oven should be preheated by the end of this process.

Next, put the pan into the oven and roast between 20 to 30 minutes. I roasted mine for about 25 and it was perfect to my preference. Let it rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.


Serve with rice or your favorite side dish, or both. Serving suggestion as pictured: brown rice, brussels sprouts casserole, a bit of stuffing and the slices of tenderloin topped with gravy. Mmmmmmm! Bon appétit, beautiful people!

                                                                                               Eat well and be well. – Ella Bella

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