First off, I want to state this: I am not a fan of prok tenderloin and it tends to taste "gamey" to me-however, Mike does the grocery shopping here and apparently likes pork tenderloin because I have found a few packages of tenderloins in the two freezers. Hence, I made one and had to find a recipe I might enjoy. I have tried it grilled, a mustard sauce, sliced and fried-no go.
I think I found it-I actually liked this-loved the taste, pork was very tender!
So here goes:
Prep time is about 15 minutes and cooking time is 1 hour-no prior marinating needed
2 (3/4 pound) prok tenderloins (they come packacges two to a pack)
1/3 cup of honey
2 tablespoons soy sauce (I use low sodium, but feel free to use whatever)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons sesame oil (I used Olive Oil because that's what I had and it was fine)
2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl, mix honey, soy sauce, brown sugar, oil and balsamic vinegar-use a whisk and mix it well.
Place the pork tenderloins in a roasting pan and roast 15 minutes in the preheated oven.
Remove pork from oven and baste with honey sauce, reduce oven temp to 350 degrees and continue roasting for 45 minutes, basting occasionally with the honey sauce. Internal temp should be 160 degrees when done.
Let cool about 5 minutes and slice pork thin. We had this with homemade sweet potato oven fries and some stir fried yellow squash.
*I basted the pork every fifteen minutes and they were cooked perfectly at the end of the full hour.
This isn't my own recipe, one I found and adapted, but it is fully tested by my-so surprises, promise!