Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin

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Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin is the perfect weeknight meal. Seasoned with a simple, yet amazing rub and then topped with a sensational honey garlic sauce, the taste will melt in your mouth.

If you love pork or are looking for a delicious new way to cook it up, this recipe is all you need.

The flavor this Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin has is so amazing, you won’t want to stop eating it! Is it addicting? Yes it is!

Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin in a skillet

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The honey garlic sauce is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, coupled with the rub that is used to flavor the pork, you won’t want to miss a bite. Pork has a tendency to dry out, but this roasted pork tenderloin will WOW you, not only with flavor, with how juicy and tender it is. Seriously, it’s melt in your mouth delicious.

What is a pork tenderloin?

  • A pork tenderloin is a long, thin cut of meat that is small in width.
  • Pork tenderloins are a lean cut of meat, with low amount of fat which are great for grilling and roasting.

The homemade sauce being applied to the Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin

This Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin is one of the easiest recipes I have made. All you have to do is mix together a simple rub to season the pork with and then sear it on all sides to get a nice golden brown color, then pop it in the oven to cook. Once it’s done serve it along side some Herb Garlic Butter Smashed Potatoes, Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts, or Oven Roasted Asparagus.

How long do you cook pork tenderloin in the oven?

It’ll take about 20 minutes to bake your pork tenderloin once it’s been seared! The trick to a great pork tenderloin is a quick sear followed by a nice hot oven! This gives a great crust while keeping the inside tender and juicy! Preheat the oven to 400°F and quickly sear your seasoned pork.

Place the skillet into the oven for 20 minutes and remember to leave it rest for at least 5 minutes before serving!

How do you make honey garlic sauce?

Honey Garlic Sauce is a delicious and slightly sweet sauce, perfect for almost any meat including this pork tenderloin!

For this easy recipe, you’ll start by adding all of your ingredients into a small sauce pan including honey and a bit of garlic… so soy and orange juice. Once this comes to a boil you’ll create a cornstarch slurry by stirring together cornstarch and water.

This is added into the boiling sauce while whisking to thicken it!

Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin sliced and stacked in the skillet

If you have ever been hesitant to make a pork tenderloin, don’t be. It is a great way to make a fabulous meal quickly, while tasting like you spent hours on it. The key to the flavor is searing the pork tenderloin first.

What is the purpose of searing meat?

Searing meat is a great way to lock in flavor. No matter what you prepare, you want flavor! By adding a rub to your pork tenderloin and then placing it in a hot skillet with butter or oil, it sears and caramelizes very quickly. This in turn locks in flavor and gives it that great crust on the outside while remaining tender and juicy on the inside.

So don’t skip this step, it will make your Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin so amazing you will be looking for reasons to make it again and again.

Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin sliced in skillet

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Servings: 4 People
Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
 
Author: Shannon Johanson
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork tenderloin

Honey Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin is the perfect weeknight meal.  Seasoned with an amazing rub and then topped with a sensational honey garlic sauce, the taste will melt in your mouth.

Ingredients
  • 1 LB Pork Tenderloin
For the Rub:
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic pepper
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced thyme
  • 1 tbsp fresh minced rosemary
  • 2 tbsp butter
For the Honey Garlic Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch + 2 tbsp water for slurry
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove any fat from pork.  Using a fork, puncture the pork in several places. 

  2. Add all the rub ingredients together in a small bowl and spread on all sides of the pork, pressing firm to really get the rub on the pork.  Using a heavy skillet, heat over medium high heat and add butter.  Allow to melt then place pork in skillet and sear just until brown, flipping to sear all sides, about 2 minutes. 

  3. Place skillet in the oven and roast for 20 minutes.  Meanwhile in a small sauce pan add all ingredients for honey garlic sauce, except the cornstarch and water.  Whisk to combine and bring to a slight boil.  

  4. Combine the cornstarch and water to create a slurry and add to sauce.  Whisk until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and set aside. 

  5. Remove pork from the oven and baste with honey garlic sauce.  Place your oven to "HI" broil and broil pork for 3 minutes to allow sauce to caramelize.  Let rest 5 minutes covered, slice and garnish with fresh chopped thyme and rosemary. 

Nutrition Information
Calories: 436, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 88mg, Sodium: 349mg, Potassium: 655mg, Carbohydrates: 62g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 55g, Protein: 27g, Vitamin A: 10%, Vitamin C: 17.4%, Calcium: 5.4%, Iron: 15.2%

(Nutriton information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Shannon Johanson

Shannon is an Arizona transplant who traded the rain for a life in the sun. Her daughter is like having 5 kids in one so her "me" time is found outside running or in the kitchen cooking and creating recipes families will love. Shannon graduated with a Degree in Biology and went on to get her post-baccalaureate degree in dental hygiene. She feels the way to make people smile and come together is through good food, so she tries to create meals that will not only be easy to make, but delicious to eat. Shannon's philosophy is, when all else fails, have a dream. So that is what she tries to do; dream, create, and bring her recipes to life from her kitchen to yours. Visit Shannon at The Food Cafe to learn more.

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