Oven Roasted A1 Pork Tenderloin. There is actually nothing worse to me than having to make dinners that I actually want to eat after an entire day of work. Not to mention when I am exhausted and have to spend time messing up the kitchen AND cleaning it again. This dinner is almost entirely hands off. You spend Place pork in a bowl with marinade. Your only hands on time is making the quick marinade and the 5 minutes that we brown the pork. And then it spends the next 30 minutes in the oven.
Easy A1 Marinade
This marinade is quick and simple *and I think would be just as delicious on chicken or veggies*. Whisk together soy sauce and A1. Rub the pork with paprika, onion and garlic powder. I like to add smoked paprika sometimes for some extra smoky flavor. That is it! Cover the meat in it and let it sit as long as possible. I LOVE making this ahead and letting it really soak up everything overnight, but I have made it with only 30 minutes of marinade time and it works perfectly.
I love to serve this dish with my 15 minute mashed potatoes – because if I am making a quick pork, I want the sides to be quick too. 10 minutes in the microwave & 5 minutes in a mixer. It can come together right at the end of the pork cook time. Microwaved or quick steamed peas or broccoli is one of my favorite sides to add to the potatoes. I love to eat everything together in one bite (and the juices on the mashed potatoes are a goddamn chef’s kiss!)
Home Cook Tips
Some tips for this one: for a long time when I first started cooking, I resisted buying a meat thermometer. But how awful is it when you spend so much time cooking dinner and it’s dry? Buy the meat thermometer. It’s affordable, and it is how you learn to become a better cook. Suddenly you will need it less and less, but it’s so good to have. And every recipe that calls for a temperature from here on out will be one that you can accomplish and learn from. Here is a link to a perfect, affordable one.
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Oven Roasted A1 Pork Tenderloin
- 1 Cast Iron or Oven Safe Skillet
- OR Large skillet + 9inch Baking Dish
Pork Dry Rub
- 2 lbs Pork Tenderloin
- kosher salt
- ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 cup A1 steak sauce
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- Marinate Pork Tenderloin: First trim the pork of any tough skin or very thick fat if there is any. Stab pork tenderloin all over with a fork (like 10-12 times). Salt both sides of the pork. Dust dry spices (paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and black pepper) evenly over the pork tenderloin and rub it in. In a large bowl, whisk together A1 steak sauce & soy sauce. Reserve 1/4 cup to add before baking. Add pork tenderloin to marinade & coat all over with marinade. Cover the top of the bowl & let marinate at least 30 minutes or up to 8 hours.
- Cook Pork: Preheat oven to 375° when you are ready to cook the pork. In a large, oven safe skillet or cast iron heat avocado oil on high heat until just smoking. You can also use a large skillet and transfer to baking dish. Add pork tenderloin and cook 5-6 minutes on one side on high heat until a light crust has formed & it is golden. If using a cast iron, flip the pork & remove it from the heat. Pour reserved 1/4 cup A1 marinade over the tenderloin & place it in the oven. If using baking dish: Brown the pork for 5 minutes in large skillet. Remove from heat and place pork in a baking dish. Pour any pork juice from pan over the top as well as reserved 1/4 cup marinade.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until thickest part of reads 145°. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing & serving.