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Zesty Pork Tenderloin that is quick and simple to prepare. You will absolutely love this tried and true recipe.
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Simple Zesty Pork Tenderloin

Zesty Pork Tenderloin that is quick and simple to prepare. You will absolutely love this tried and true recipe.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Simple Zesty Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 273kcal
Author Cathy

Ingredients

  • 1.25 lb pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-1/2 cups thick and chunky salsa
  • 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • orange and lime wedges

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Prepare pork tenderloin by trimming the tenderloin of fat and any silver skin. Pat dry with a paper towel. Season the pork tenderloin generously with salt and pepper and sprinkling on the ground cumin. 
  • Heat oil over med-high heat in a large oven-safe pan (cast iron or a dutch oven). Once oil is hot, add pork and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Place a wireless thermometer into the center of the pork and place in the preheated oven. Remove the pork from the oven when the temperature of the center of the pork reaches 145 degrees F. Let rest 3 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine mandarin oranges and salsa in a small bowl. Transfer pork to a cutting board and slice into rings. Squeeze orange and lime wedges over pork slices and top with salsa mixture. Serve warm or room temperature. 

Notes

I love to eat this dish warm and room temperature, however it is also delicious when served cold the next day in a sandwich or a warm flour tortilla. The meat is still perfectly tender and full of flavor. In fact, if your pork tenderloin is sold in a package of two, roast them both and enjoy the leftovers for up to three days. 

Nutrition

Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 20.7g | Protein: 29.5g | Fat: 8.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.6g | Sodium: 691.2mg | Potassium: 85.2mg | Fiber: 3.7g | Sugar: 18.4g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 56.8mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.4mg