Cook Your Pork Tenderloin to Perfection - National Pork Board

Pork Tenderloin

Pork tenderloin is just as lean as boneless, skinless chicken breast.

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Cooking Pork Tenderloin


Pork tenderloin can be prepared a number of ways and is flavorful, lean and easy to cook. Whether you are looking for a quick weeknight dinner or something a little extra special, pork tenderloin is a nutritious and tasty choice.

Pork tenderloin can be impressive with simple seasonings and roasted, grilled, sautéed, or used as an ingredient in a variety of recipes. It is a mild, lean and tender cut that comes from the full pork loin and typically weighs around ¾ to 1½ pounds.

Cook pork tenderloin to an internal cooking temperature of 145° F, followed by a 3-min rest.

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Pork Tenderloin Recipes

Cuban Pork Tenderloin
25 min
Spanish-Style Pork Tenderloin
30 min
Pork Tenderloin & Sausage Flatbread
75 min

What’s the difference between pork tenderloin and pork loin?

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Meat Counter Basics: Pork Tenderloin vs Pork Loin

What’s the difference? Pork loin and pork tenderloin are very different cuts of meat! Learn the difference and how convenient each can be to cook.