Honey-Herb Pork Tenderloin Recipe
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Honey-Herb Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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"Just two bites of this moist, mouthwatering entree, and I asked for the recipe! Low enough in fat to fit my husband’s heart-smart diet, it’s also tasty enough to serve company."—Nancy Kopp of Manhattan, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried marjoram, oregano and thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, seasoned salt, paprika and pepper
  • 2 pork tenderloins (3/4 pound each)
  • SAUCE:
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

3 ounces cooked pork with about 3 tablespoons sauce equals 243 calories, 5 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 181 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch


  1. In a small bowl, combine the marjoram, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, seasoned salt, paprika and pepper. Rub over pork. Line a roasting pan with heavy-duty foil; place tenderloins on a rack in prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small nonstick saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat. Set aside 1 cup; keep warm.
  3. Spoon half of the remaining sauce over pork. Bake 20-30 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 160°, brushing once more with sauce. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Honey-Herb Pork Tenderloin in Light & Tasty June/July 2007, p21

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Oct. 28, 2008

"My family enjoyed this recipe. I served the tenderloin over a garden salad and the sauce was the perfect dressing."

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