Herb, Garlic, and Dijon Pork Tenderloins

Herb, Garlic, and Dijon Pork Tenderloin

There are some ingredients and flavors that just belong together. There are also some that should never ever be together, like when you eat something with chocolate right after eating something with a bunch of garlic. Or when you brush your teeth before drinking orange juice. Those things are just wrong. This recipe, however, is a perfect example of how a few simple ingredients and steps can result in something impressively delightful.

What are you favorite (or least favorite) flavor combinations?

Recipe Rundown
Taste: Bursting with fresh, earthy, tangy, and slightly pungent flavor. Pork tenderloin is pretty bland on its own but these ingredients make it heavenly.
Texture: Perfectly cooked tenderloin is juicy and tender.
Ease: So ridiculously easy. This is a perfect weeknight meal.
Appearance: I like that you can serve pork tenderloin sliced on a platter, it seems slightly more gourmet than pork chops or chicken breasts but just as easy.
Pros: Easy, healthy, delicious.
Cons: None.
Would I make this again? Yes, you could use any herbs you happen to have on hand.

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Herb, Garlic, and Dijon Pork Tenderloins

Yield: Serves 6


2 (1-pound) pork tenderloins, trimmed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup Dijon style mustard
3 cloves garlic, minced
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme


Preheat the oven to 425°F. Place the tenderloins in a shallow baking dish.

Combine the olive oil, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper to taste, rosemary, and thyme in a small bowl. Rub the mixture evenly onto the tenderloins. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer registers 155°F. Let rest for 5 minutes before cutting into thick slices and serving.

Recipe by Tessa of Handle the Heat


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4 Responses to “Herb, Garlic, and Dijon Pork Tenderloins”

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    Linda | The Urban Mrs — March 6, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Yum! and what a beautiful presentation. Is there a secret to make the pork juicy and moist? I’m always having trouble with that.

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    Rachel @ Bakerita — March 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Looks so delicious!! Such a perfect dinner for when you want to impress. Pinned!

  3. #
    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — March 7, 2013 at 8:35 am

    This is gorgeous! Love these flavors with pork!

  4. #
    Amanda — July 10, 2013 at 8:04 am

    I made this for a Sunday dinner for my family a few weeks ago and EVERYONE loved it, which is hard to achieve in my family. SUCH a good recipe. The flavors are amazing with the pork!!

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