Pork Tenderloin & Giveaway

Pork is my best friend. I just love it. But it is sad that I don’t make it nearly enough.

I think one of the tricks to a perfect piece of pork it to Brine it. Brining tenderizes the meat and gives it a delicious flavor. If you plan a little bit ahead, you will never have another dry piece of pork again! Did you know that the internal cooking temp for pork was just recently lowered to 145 degrees?

Pork is a great alternative meat to turkey on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I know I spend about a week preparing Thanksgiving dinner and I just don’t have the time to do it all again for Christmas. So think about making a delicious easy pork tenderlion for your next Holiday meal. Don’t like my recipe? Head on over to Pork Be Inspired to get some more delicious pork recipes!!! Also check out Porks Perfect Pairing Holiday Recipe Guide as well.

Pork Tenderloin

A beautiful pork loin tenderloin
Pork Tenderloin

The pork in its brine solution.
Pork Tenderloin

Get your dredging station ready
Pork Tenderloin

Just a pretty picture of eggs!
Pork Tenderloin

Give your pork a nice egg bath
Pork Tenderloin

Cover it well in your bread crumb mixture.
Pork Tenderloin

Ready to go in the oven.
Pork Tenderloin

Pork Tenderloin

The recipe is simple and your whole family will love it!!

4.9 from 8 reviews
Pork Tenderloin
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Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 6
 
A brined juicy Pork Tenderloin. Perfect for a fancy Holiday meal or just on a Tuesday!
Ingredients
BRINE
  • ¼ cup Course Kosher Salt
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  • 4 Cups Water
PORK
  • 1 to 1½ pounds Pork Loin Tenderloin
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Pepper
Instructions
TO BRINE PORK
  1. In a gallon zip lock bag, dissolve the salt and sugar.
  2. Add pork to the bag, squeeze out all of the air and place in the refriderator for 4 to 24 hours.
  3. Remove the pork and rinse with water, pat dry.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350
SEASONING THE PORK
  1. In a shallow dish ( like a pie plate), mix the egg and mustard.
  2. In another shallow dish, mix together the bread crumbs, rosemary,garlic powder,onion powder,onion powder, cayenne powder, dry mustard, salt and pepper.
  3. Coat the pork in the egg mixture. Let the excess drip off.
  4. Roll the pork in the bread crumb mixture and make sure the entire piece is coated well.
  5. Place in a baking dish lined with non-stick foil.
  6. Lightly spray the top of the pork with cooking spray.
  7. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the internal temperature is at least 145.

 

And I suppose you would like to know about the Giveaway

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GIVEAWAY RULES CONTEST CONTEST CLOSED

One of my readers will win the above prize pack.

$25 worth of PORK COUPONS (not shown)
2 Jill Silverman Hough Cookbooks
Instant-Read Digital Thermometer (A MUST HAVE)
A set of 4 Retro Inspired Martini Glasses
A Ceramic Deviled Egg Tray
Main Entry
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1.) Tell me if you cook Pork for the Holidays

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6.) Subscribe to THE HUNGRY HOUSEWIFE via email.
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Contest ends Thursday December 15th at 9 pm est
Winner will be chosen by Random.org
Winner MUST CONTACT ME within 72 business hours of winning or another winner will be chosen(NO EXCEPTIONS)

 

*Giveaway Sponsored by The National Pork Board* All opinions are mine.

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    we cook ham for christmas but we do eat a lot of pork the rest of the time .

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    We don’t cook pork for holidays in our house…but thanks for such a nice giveaway! Happy Holidays..:)

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    No pork for us on Christmas but sometimes we have pork tamales on Christmas Eve!

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    OF course we do. My grandpa has a hog farm…

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    Yes, we love pork and cook it for the holidays :D

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    We do ham and or turkey for holidays in my family…except this Thanksgiving we did pizza at my parent’s house.

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    I love pork, we eat it a lot in this house!
    Years ago before our son was born it was our tradition to have pork tenderloin for our Christmas (just the 2 of us before traveling to family). Now sometimes at my parents we have Pork Ribs, or a Pork Crown roast, but it often makes an appearance!

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    I don’t need a holiday to cook pork … we eat it year round. Especially if I can get it on sale!

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    Well first off – thank you for such a fun giveaway! I cook pork around the holidays a lot…and now a LOT more since they dropped the temperature requirements – it’s amazing how delicious it is!

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    I always serve ham for Christmas-our tradition for years now. Your tenderloin looks delicious and easy.

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    Don’t tell pork but beef tenderloin is our family tradition.

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    We usually do a ham at the holidays but a pork tenderloin sounds wonderful!

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    I personally have not cooked pork for the Holidays but, I do frequent that popular company that Honey Bakes them (hams) for Christmas :)

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    Oh wow! After seeing this recipe, I am so totally making this for the holidays. Turkey is so over done.

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    No, no pork for the holidays. I am going to try your recipe for another day. I love pork chops.

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    I’ve never actually made pork other than pork chops and I absolutely love pork, especially tenderloin, I have a feeling this will be part of my holiday preparations this year.

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    I do cook pork for the holidays. I love to stuff a pork loin with sausage stuffing. Yummy.

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    It is a tradition in the hispanic home to roast the pork of your choice in the oven or whole, cooking it outdoors and overnight. The preparations of this pork is a family affair. As a matter of fact everything we cook that day has pork in it. The rice, the beans, the pasteles, etc. Hispanics love their pork. Well the FDA does state “it’s the next white meat”.

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    I’m serving ham this year. Last year I made a pork tenderloin. Love both!!

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    Ham is a must have for Christmas or Easter. We loooove pork in this house. I cook a tenderloin at least twice a month. So so good!

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    I have to say – I’ve only cooked pork a couple times. It’s usually turned out a little dry, so I’ve never tried it for the holidays. I’d be willing to keep practicing, though ;)

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    I love pork will cook and eat it for the holidays. Have cooked pork chops, pork roast and pork tenderloin and like devil eggs too. Also, with somma spirits (beer/cocktails/wine) 2 go along with the meal. I wanna win the Pork Tenderloin Giveaway pick me. HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR’S 2012! See u in the new one. Thank U!

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    I make roasted pork tenderloin almost every other week. It’s the easiest thing to bake and the left overs are delicious. Hm…I don’t normally prepare pork for the holiday, just the Honey glazed ham, if that counts. :) But I think a roasted pork tenderloin would be nice to serve on holidays too. Thanks for the idea.

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