Honey Dijon Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Honey Dijon Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Looking for a quick and delicious pork recipe? Look no further! This Honey Dijon Garlic Roasted Pork Tenderloin is the perfect dish for a flavorful and juicy meal that your family will love. With just a few ingredients and a few minutes of your time, you can have this tender and mouthwatering pork tenderloin roasting in the oven.

Simple and Flavorful Pork

We are huge fans of pork here at The Stay At Home Chef. Pork has so much flavor all by itself that you really don’t need to do much to make it shine. This recipe is super simple, as most pork recipes should be. A bit of dijon mustard, some honey, a little garlic, and basic seasoning are all you need to create this wonderful dish. We recommend using whole grain dijon for its beautiful look and subtle mustard flavor, but regular dijon mustard works just as well.

No Oven-Safe Skillet? No Problem!

Don’t have an oven-safe skillet? No worries! If this recipe calls for you to sear your meat first on a stovetop, you can still finish cooking it in the oven using an oven-safe baking pan. Simply preheat the pan in the oven, sear your meat on the stovetop, and then transfer it to the hot pan in the oven to finish cooking.

Understanding Pork Doneness

There’s a common misconception that pork should be completely white in the middle to be considered done. However, pork is actually a red meat, and pork tenderloin, in particular, is a darker cut of pork. When cooked to the correct internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, pork tenderloin will have a rosy hue, even at temperatures of 165 degrees and beyond. So, it’s best to cook pork tenderloin by temperature rather than by color to avoid drying out the meat.

Cooking Time and Internal Temperature

To ensure your pork tenderloin is cooked to perfection, it needs to reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit. The best way to determine this is by using a meat thermometer. The cooking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your particular cut, so it’s important to rely on temperature rather than an exact time. Remember, every cut is slightly different in size and thickness, so the cooking time will also vary.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. When reheating, use a covered skillet on the stovetop over medium-low heat with a small amount of oil until warmed through.

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