Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin

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In searching for easy recipes, I have decided I am a hoarder, a cookbook hoarder that is! I wish I would have counted the cookbooks I have in this house, but I have already taken a load to Goodwill.

I have always been a sucker for a cookbook. I tend to pick them up on trips, at flea markets, at Goodwill, and from anyone selling them for a cause. I should never be at a loss for what to cook!

Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin is a treasure that I found while cleaning out! This recipe has an excellent flavor and requires very few ingredients, very little preparation, and very little clean-up. With just five ingredients and one pan, you will have dinner on the table in no time flat!

A package of pork tenderloin typically comes with two small tenderloin strips, not to be confused with a pork loin.  I always pick up a few packages for the freezer when I find them on sale.  They are versatile and you can find several pork tenderloin recipes on NJSD.  I cook tenderloins to around 145°F to 150°F and they come out fork-tender every time.

Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1.5-lb. pour tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 tsp. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. In an ovenproof skillet, heat the butter and honey over medium heat until melted. Dry the tenderloin with paper towels and sprinkle all sides with Cajun seasoning and black pepper. Brown each side of the tenderloin in the honey butter. Remove from the eye and lower the heat before returning the pan to the heat if the honey begins to burn.
  2. Place the pan in the oven, uncovered, and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the meat reaches between 145°F and 150°F with a meat thermometer.
  3. Remove from the oven and cover with foil for 5 to 10 minutes.
  4. Slice tenderloin on a diagonal and serve.

 

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