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Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 30 min.


12 servings

This easy roasted pork appetizer comes from Shirley Kula of San Diego, California. The ginger, soy sauce and sesame seeds give these truly tender tenderloins obvious Asian flair.


  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sherry or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 pork tenderloins (1 pound each)
  • 2 tablespoons ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first six ingredients. Add pork; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain and discard marinade. Place tenderloins on a rack in a shallow roasting pan lined with heavy-duty foil. Bake at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, water and soy sauce; brush over meat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Slice and serve warm or cold.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 120 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 16g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat.

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