Asian Pork Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + marinating Bake: 20 min. + chilling


8-10 servings

Updated: Oct. 20, 2022
I first made this appetizer on Christmas Eve a few years ago, and it has since become a tradition. Serve the pork slices alone or on small dinner rolls with hot mustard sauce, ketchup or horseradish. —Diana Beyer, Graham, Washington


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red food coloring, optional
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)
  • Sesame seeds, toasted


  1. In a bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; mix well. Remove 1/2 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour the remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add tenderloins. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place pork on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 20-27 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°, brushing with reserved marinade often.
  3. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight. Cut into thin slices.