Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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If you want a quick recipe using lean pork tenderloin, try this one. In minutes, you can create a great-tasting rub using spices you already have in your cupboard. This rub has a nice little kick to it so you won't miss the salt, either.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)

Nutritional Facts

1/4 pound: 143 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 46mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients; rub over pork. Place in a large ungreased shallow glass dish. Cover and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
  2. Place tenderloins on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake at 425° for 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin in Country Woman January/February 2006, p41

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 228716
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2015

"This definitely has a kick though unlike the submitter, I do miss the salt a little bit. I will make this again but add some salt to taste. Thank you for this amazing pork recipe!"

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