Mustard and Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin

Mustard and Garlic Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Diana Rattray
  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4-6
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This simple pork tenderloin recipe combines bold flavors with the lean and mild meat. Pork tenderloin is roasted with a the simple combination of mustard, garlic, and herbs.

Dried thyme provides flavor, along with garlic and freshly ground black pepper. Some other herb alternatives: sage, rosemary, tarragon, summer savory, and fennel. Or use an herb blend in the rub, such as fines herbes, poultry seasoning, or an all-purpose salt free seasoning.

Lean pork tenderloin is a healthy, low-fat meat. It can become tough if cooked too long, so check the temperature after about 30 to 40 minutes if at all possible.

What You'll Need

  • 2 pork tenderloins, about 3/4 to 1 pound each
  • Dash kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • Dash ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 375 F.
  2. Line a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan with foil. Lightly grease the foil.
  3. Trim the pork tenderloins of excess fat and wash; pat dry.
  4. Place the pork tenderloins in the prepared pan and sprinkle lightly with salt.
  5. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir until well blended. Rub over all sides of the pork pieces.
  6. Roast the pork for 40 to 55 minutes, or until it registers at least 145 F on a meat thermometer which has been inserted into the center of the thickest part of a tenderloin.
  1. Remove from the oven, cover loosely with foil, and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.

According to the USDA, the minimum safe temperature for pork cuts is 145 F.