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Breaded Pork Tenderloin

Meat is a hard sell with my teenage daughter, unless I make it look like a restaurant dish. Drizzle ranch dressing or barbecue sauce on top, and it's a home run. —Donna Carney, New Lexington, Ohio
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornbread/muffin mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • Ranch or barbecue sauce, optional


  • Cut pork crosswise into 1/2-in. slices. In a shallow bowl, mix flour, cornbread mix, salt and pepper. Place egg in a separate shallow bowl. Dip pork in egg, then in flour mixture, patting to help coating adhere.
  • In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add half of the pork; cook until a thermometer reads 145°, 3-4 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Wipe skillet clean; repeat with remaining oil and pork. If desired, serve with sauce.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked pork: 338 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 327mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein.

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  • Cynthia
    Jan 19, 2021

    Used boneless center cut pork chops instead of tenderloin. This is definitely a new and unique way to bread pork chops for me. Generally I just use regular bread crumbs. These came out great, I will be making them again.

  • Donna
    Sep 22, 2020

    Response to Barbara - Just because the dish isn't how you do it in Iowa doesn't mean it can't be done another way. Corn meal is widely used in the south/southwest states. Rated 5 stars to counteract your rating!

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Apr 9, 2019

    No comment left

  • Barbara
    Nov 1, 2017

    This is not the breaded pork tenderloin we enjoy in Iowa. To make a breaded pork tenderloin , you have to pound it very thin. Then it is breaded, and usually deep fried but some do bake it. And allthough there is several ways to bread it, no one used corn meal. We also do a grilled unbreaded tenderloin again it is pounded but usually not as thin. Both are served as a sandwich.

  • polishbaglady
    Aug 26, 2017

    Did not care for this at all...not enough flavor in coating and took longer to cook than statd

  • TKCloughfam
    May 1, 2015

    This was okay.. Anything taste good with Ranch ( : It was a nice change