Honey Butter Pork Tenderloin

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"One of my favorite ways to prepare pork tenderloin. It is excellent and one you won't want to pass by! I use Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning for the Cajun seasoning. It adds just the right amount of spice for lots of added flavor."

Original recipe yields 3-4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (316.8 g)
  • Calories 426.4
  • Total Fat - 23.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 12.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 146 mg
  • Sodium - 1468.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 16 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 11.8 g
  • Protein - 38.8 g
  • Calcium - 42.7 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

In an ovenproof pot, heat butter and honey over medium heat, until melted. Sprinkle pork tenderloin with Cajun seasoning and black pepper.

Step 3

Brown each side for 5 minutes in the honey butter. Lower heat if honey begins to burn.

Step 4

Place pot in oven and roast uncovered for 15-20 minutes*.

Step 5

Remove pot from oven and transfer the pork to a plate.

Step 6

Cover with foil.

Step 7

Add water to the pot, and stir over medium heat. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until sauce is reduced slightly.

Step 8

Slice pork on the diagonal, and drizzle sauce over top to serve.

NOTE: You may need to cook the tenderloin longer depending on the size and thickness

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Kay Ferrell Lowe

Can't completely rate the stars yet as it is still cooking! However, I just had to comment as the last review mentioned the excess water. However, it made it perfect to adapt the recipe to the pressure cooker/instant pot! Got mine going now! Update: I adapted this for my electronic pressure cooker. Did everything as described but did the searing/browning in my Foodi and then just added the water and pressure cooked for 30 min. Turned out GREAT. I doubt the author was planning on doing a pressure cooker recipe. And the great thing about my Ninja Foodi is that I could brown in more w/the air crisper lid... but I didn't need to.

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(11 Aug 2020)


We really enjoyed the tenderloin...they were nice and moist...but I felt adding the water to the pot at the end was uncalled for...just take the juices and drizzle them over the pork...the water deluded the yummy drippings of the pork...made for "Bill Board" tag game...

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(7 Feb 2018)