How To Cook Pork Tenderloin In The Oven?

What temperature to bake pork tenderloin?

  • Pork Tenderloin is a very lean cut of meat so it requires a relatively high oven baking temperature, about 400 degrees F. Lower temperatures require longer cooking times (up to an hour) which dry out the pork. By cooking at a higher temperature, the meat is cooked through before it has time to dry out.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Rinse and pat dry pork tenderloin, and then season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat a large oven-safe skillet on medium-high heat. Add oil and heat for about 1 minute.
  • Turn off heat and remove pan from the heat. In same hot pan add butter, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Stir the sauce until the butter is completely melted.

What temp should I cook pork tenderloin?

Cooking Tip
The National Pork Board recommends cooking chops, roasts, loins, and tenderloin to an internal temperature of 145° F, followed by a three-minute rest.

How many minutes per pound do you cook a pork loin?

How long should I cook my pork tenderloin or pork roast? The rule of thumb for pork roasts is to cook them 25 minutes per pound of meat at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Use a thermometer to read the internal temperature of the roast.

How do you keep pork loin from drying out?

Although potentially daunting due to the need to thoroughly cook pork to avoid the parasite Trichinosis, the secret to preparing loin roasts is to take the time for slow cooking with a bit of liquid to keep the meat moist. Cooking pork loin in aluminum foil adds an extra layer of protection to keep it from drying out.

Should I cover my pork loin with foil?

The first way is to cover the pork roast with aluminum foil or your baking pan cover. Depending on your oven temperature, covering pork roast helps preserve its juicy flavors and also reduces shrinkage.6 Feb 2017