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Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Tenderloin
Honey garlic glazed pork tenderloin is a favorite in my household, and because it is so easy to make, an often requested recipe from my husband.
This pork recipe comes out tender, juicy, and perfect.
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Have you tried this delicious honey garlic glazed pork tenderloin recipe yourself? Come on in and let me tell you about it! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how easy it is to make, even on a busy weeknight.
Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Ingredients
Pork Tenderloin, 3 pounds
Garlic Powder, 1 teaspoon
Paprika, 1 teaspoon
Onion Powder, 1 teaspoon
Thyme, 1 teaspoon
Pork Seasoning, 1 teaspoon make your own with this recipe!
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Honey Garlic Glaze
Garlic, 4 cloves, minced
Honey, ¼ cup
Soy Sauce, 3 tablespoons
Dijon Mustard, 1 tablespoon
Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon
Honey Garlic Glazed Pork Tenderloin Directions
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
In one mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the spice mix. If needed, grind spices until they are a powder so everything has the same consistency.
In a second mixing bowl, combine everything to make the glaze with.
Lightly spray the pork tenderloin down with either a cooking spray or some olive oil to help the spice rub stick easily. I like to do this on a large cutting board, so I have space to sprinkle the spice mix on and rub any that falls off back onto the pork.
Rub the spice mix all over the pork until it is well coated.
Heat the oil in a pan over medium high heat, and sear the pork on all sides until you have a nice golden brown crust.
Transfer the pork to a baking dish to roast in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until it has reached an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Once the pork is in the baking dish, cover it with the glaze before baking.
Once the pork is done cooking, let it rest for at least ten minutes before slicing.
Once the pork is ready to be sliced, I like to dip it in the glaze before serving, just to reinforce that delicious glaze flavor and add a little more moisture back into the pork. It comes out so juicy and tender after letting it soak up a bit of that glaze and it is delicious.
I love to make this dish with oven roasted carrots and some mashed potatoes for a complete meal that is easy to do on any night of the week.
For an added depth of flavor, you can add a teaspoon of ginger paste into the glaze mixture before using it.
The biggest key to making this recipe perfect is to make sure the pork is cooked correctly. Underdone, it is unsafe to eat. Overdone, and it is dry and chewy. I like to pull mine out of the oven once it has reached 140 degrees because it will continue to cook as it is resting, giving me the temperature of 145 degrees when it is done and safe to eat.
If you struggle with cooking pork without overcooking it, I recommend turning the oven temperature down to 350 degrees and keep checking it at 5-10 minute intervals. You’ll learn to gauge how long meat takes with some practice. Don’t worry, just be patient with yourself and keep checking it as you learn!
Why I Love This Recipe
This recipe is so easy to make, I can make it on any busy weeknight. Many nights, especially in the summer, Nathan has very little time at home between his two jobs. My window to making a good quality meal is short, and this recipe is a go-to because I can make him an amazing meal and still have some quality time with him before he leaves again.
I will admit that I’ve never been a fan of pork. Growing up, my mother cooked any and all pork products until it was dead seven times over because she was deathly afraid of undercooking it. Which she more than made up for by overcooking it instead.
Nathan has always tried to get me to eat pork more often than I do because he loves it, and I’ve tried very hard to avoid it as much as possible. This recipe is one I actually enjoy and will go for when he requests pork! I’m slowly learning to enjoy pork products through developing amazing recipes like this!
The fact I can make a type of meat that Nathan loves and learn to love it through developing this recipe is a big deal for me. Because I hate when Nathan asks for a dish and I want to say no because I dislike the protein so much. I feel like a better wife because I can do that.
Have you tried making this honey garlic glazed pork tenderloin recipe yourself? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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