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Honey-Herb Pork Tenderloin

"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


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Spoon half of the remaining sauce over pork. Bake 20-30 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°, brushing once more with sauce. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with reserved sauce.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 243 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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  • MTuggle
    Oct 28, 2008

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

  • badkitty1116
    Jan 30, 2008

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