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Perfect Baked Pork Tenderloin

Looking for a tender and juicy baked pork tenderloin recipe? Look no further! This pork tenderloin is so flavorful and is made with the best mushroom gravy.

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 40 minutes
Fat 15 Carbs 13 Protein 39
Yield 4 1x


  • 1.5 lb. pork tenderloin (or pork loin roast)
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 4 oz. crimini mushrooms, diced
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1.52 teaspoons cornstarch


  1. First, preheat the oven to 400ºF.
  2. Prepare pork tenderloin. Place spices into a small bowl and mix to combine. Then, gently pat pork tenderloin with the spice rub, covering the pork entirely.
  3. Heat 3 tablespoons of butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium/high heat. When the butter is melted and fragrant, sear pork tenderloin for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  4. Remove pork tenderloin from cast iron and turn the heat down to low/medium. Deglaze the pan with 1.5 cups broth and use a wooden utensil to scrape the brown bits from the bottom.
  5. Then, add onion, garlic, mushrooms, and balsamic vinegar. Let cook for 3 minutes.
  6. Turn heat off, place the pork tenderloin back into the cast iron skillet, moving the veggies aside so that they’re surrounding the pork.
  7. Roast at 400ºF for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, check the temperature, flip the pork tenderloin over, and bake for an additional 12-16 more minutes or until the internal temperature of the thickest part reaches 145ºF.
  8. Once the temperature has reached 145ºF, remove the pork tenderloin from the oven and set aside on a large plate to rest.
  9. Then, prepare the mushroom gravy. Add 1/2 cup (add up to 1 cup) more broth to the cast iron skillet and turn the heat to medium/high. Sprinkle in cornstarch and then continually whisk until thickened.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 336 Sugar: 3 Fat: 15 Carbohydrates: 13 Fiber: 1 Protein: 39
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: DinnerMethod: OvenCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

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