January 29, 2011

Pork Tenderloin

This is definitely a 5 star recipe, one of our family favorites. I got this recipe from my mother in law who is a very good cook. I think every recipe she has given me has been fantastic. What I love most about this recipe is that it is very simple. With little ones running around I am always grateful for easy recipes. This takes a little planning ahead so that you can marinade the tenderloin but then you just put it in the oven and let it cook. Turns out perfect every time.

Pork Tenderloin

2 (3/4 pound) pork tenderloins
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
2 slices bacon
Mustard Sauce

Place tenderloins in a shallow dish. Combine soy sauce and next 5 ingredients; stir well. Pour marinade mixture over tenderloins. Cover and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours, turning occasionally.
Remove tenderloins from marinade, reserving marinade. Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Place one slice of bacon on top of each tenderloin. Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for one hour and 10 minutes or until thermometer inserted in thickest part of tenderloins registers 160 degrees, basting frequently with marinade. Serve with Mustard Sauce. (I baste every 15 minutes)

Mustard Sauce

1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 sour cream
1 tablespoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/4 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Cover and chill. Yield: 3/4 cup.