Friday, July 23, 2010

Marinated Teryaki Pork Tenderloin

I save most of my go-to recipes in Word documents on my computer and this marinated pork tenderloin recipe is saved under a document called "Family Favorite Recipes" because this is definitely a family favorite.

A few times a year, Cub Foods has a "mix and match" meat sale where you can pick four or five selected meat products for $20. Hormel pork tenderloin (original and unseasoned) are almost always included in this sale so I make sure to stock up my freezer with a few pork tenderloins whenever this sale hits. My husband and three-year-old daughter love this pork. It is easy and it meets my SAHM-cook criteria that I can prepare it in the morning before the kids get up. Last week, I served this with homemade hash browns, green beans and lettuce salad. Perfect!

Teryaki Pork Tenderloin

1-2 lb. pork tenderloin (unseasoned)
5 T. soy sauce (I use low-sodium)
2 T. olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. ground ginger (I use freshly grated ginger)
1 tsp. black pepper

Mix the sauce and spices in a large plastic resealable bag. Trim any fat off the pork and add the pork to the bag. Marinate in the fridge for at least 8 hours.

Preheat oven to 425. Drain and discard the marinade. Place the pork in a baking pan coated with nonstick cooking spray.

Bake uncovered for about 25-35 minutes or until meat reaches 160 degrees. (My oven took 40 minutes to get as done as I like it, but the recipe says 25-35). Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
(My family ate this up before I had a chance to take a picture so here is a photo of what was left!)

Slice the leftover cold pork into thin slices the next day for an awesome pork sandwich!

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  1. Hi Holly, I just wanted to let you know I have given you an award!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Wow -- I love your homemade sauce on this! I can't wait for a sale now, so I can make this for our dinner. Yum, yum!