If you are looking for the perfect marinated pork tenderloin recipe, you’ve surfed to the right blog post! In fact, this maple-garlic marinated pork tenderloin will make your tastebuds sing—trust me!
Pork tenderloin is truly one of my favorite cuts of fresh pork. When cooked properly it is juicy, flavorful and so tender that it quite literally melts in your mouth.
The meat on its own is divine, but I’ve found that this marinade featuring maple syrup and garlic really brings the flavor of a pork tenderloin over the top. It also makes a wonderful sauce that tastes sweet but has a special kick!
As a mom, I also find that my kids really appreciate the texture of pork tenderloin. I have a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, and getting them to eat meat can be a challenge due to tough textures.
This is no problem with pork tenderloin as it is so tender and juicy! Finding meal ideas that my entire family can appreciate is difficult but this delicious marinated pork tenderloin recipe really is quite perfect—and simple to prepare—which makes it an even bigger win.
If you’re looking for more great pork recipes, check out my scrumptious ground pork tacos.
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I hope you enjoy this recipe for the perfect marinated pork tenderloin!
Perfect marinated pork tenderloin
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (about 5 rotations)
1 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
1. Trim your pork tenderloin of any silver skin, as this can be difficult to remove later.
2. Combine olive oil, mustard, minced garlic, pepper, soy sauce and maple syrup. Place pork tenderloin in a shallow dish and make sure it is well-coated with the marinade. Cover and place in the refrigerator to chill for at least 8 hours or overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove pork tenderloin from marinade, and set aside. Transfer remaining marinade to a small saucepan and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for five minutes while stirring to ensure it doesn’t burn.
4. Place tenderloin in an uncovered roasting pan on a shelf in the bottom 1/3 of your oven. Bake 20-35 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 145-160 degrees, and let rest for 3 minutes. This will give you a tender, juicy pork tenderloin that is slightly pink in the middle. If you want to learn more about cooking pork, this is a wonderful chart.
5. Slice the tenderloin and serve hot with the garlic-maple sauce drizzled over it.