This super easy garlic and herb blend pork tenderloin recipe comes out juicy and tender every time! We sear it first to lock in all the moisture, add a tasty blend of herbs and spices, then toss it in the oven. So easy!
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil ((or olive oil))
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp pepper
- 2 lbs pork tenderloin
- 4 tbsp butter (sliced into 4-6 parts)
- 1 1/2 tsp rosemary
- 1 1/2 tsp sage
- 1 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1 1/2 tsp parsley
- 1 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 6 garlic cloves (minced)
Preheat the oven to 350F. While the oven is heating up, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
In a small bowl combine the rosemary, sage, thyme, parsley, Italian seasoning, and garlic and set aside. Then, generously season meat with salt and pepper before searing. In a large pan or cast iron skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat until hot then add the tenderloin to the pan rotating to cook evenly on all sides until dark golden brown. Once properly seared, lay the tenderloin out on to the baking sheet.
Generously cover the tenderloin with the blend of herbs and spices and add cubes of butter on top. Wrap the tenderloin in the foil and bake until the meat reaches at least 170F degrees inside at widest part of the tenderloin. This can be easily checked using a meat thermometer. When the pork has finished cooking, let it rest for at least 5 minutes before slicing. Once rested, slice equal medallions and serve immediately.
Calories: 437kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 992mg | Potassium: 931mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg