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Easy and Elegant Pork Tenderloin

"This main dish is beautiful in its presentation and always comes out tender and juicy even if you overcook it a little. The crust of bread crumbs holds in all the juices and adds a great look and taste to the finished product."
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55 m servings 437 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 437 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 26.7g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 28.6 g
  • 57%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 65 mg
  • 22%
  • Sodium:
  • 625 mg
  • 25%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Mix bread crumbs and olive oil in bowl to reach consistency that would be moist enough to stick to the meat when pressed. Place pork on a shallow cooking sheet. Press the crumb mixture onto all sides of the meat until there is no pink showing, usually 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Bake for at least 35 minutes until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F (75 degrees C) or until there is no pink when the pork is cut. Let the pork rest for 10 minutes, then cut into 1/2 inch slices.


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I am going to go ahead and give this five stars because it is a good starting point. I knew there needed to be more seasonings added and the reviews verified that. I rubbed olive oil over the te...

Most helpful critical review

Two things. The pork should be seasoned first with a pinch of salt and pepper. Then maybe a touch of sage or bay leaf. I use both. Secondly, today's pork is no longer slop-fed like years ago so ...

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I am going to go ahead and give this five stars because it is a good starting point. I knew there needed to be more seasonings added and the reviews verified that. I rubbed olive oil over the te...

I had no time to marinate and I NEVER make good pork, so I tried this tonight. It was good that this is the first review I'm writing! All three of my kids asked for more, and they...

My teenagers inhaled this one!! I coated the tenderloin with oil and made homemade bread crumbs as my girls can't eat most storebought crumbs as they have milk intolerances. I mixed in oregano, ...

Original Review Dec 2003: This was an incredibly quick and easy recipe. The presentation is beautiful and it was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly, with the exception of sprinkling the ...

Easy, yes and perhaps you could even get away with elegant depending on what you choose to serve as your sides. First, you do have to spruce up the Italian seasoned bread crumbs. I always doct...

Excellent dinner tonight! I did alter it some picking ideas from others here. I marinated it for 2 hours in a baggie of olive oil, mustard, crushed garlic, salt & pepper & some sliced green onio...

This couldn't have been any more tender! Instead of mixing the olive oil with the bread crumbs, I rubbed the tenderloin with the oil, then rolled in the breadcrumbs. Such an easy dish to serve...

This had so much flavor and was so tender and juicy. I seasoned it with onion and garlic salt. Then put it in a medium size bowl rolled it in olive oil then added italian seasoning and bread cru...

One of our favorite pork recipes...and so easy! Should be called "Pork Prime Rib." I rubbed the tenderloin with garlic salt and pepper before breading. I also used garlic/rosemary olive oil mix...