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Baked Sesame Pork Tenderloin

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.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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  • spinonedr
    Apr 6, 2011

    I made this recipes for a Christmas appetizer potluck and EVERY person loved it - adults, kids, teens. It is amazingly easy, very tasty, and relatively healthy. A few of the children didn't love the sesame seeds, but one of those children now says they are just fine!!!

  • jamesandannie
    Feb 1, 2007

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