More Great Recipes: Oven | Pork | Southern US | Stove

Pork Tenderloin Southern Style

User Avatar
Member since 2006

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time 24 to 26


2 tsp. olive oil
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 3/4-lb. pork tenderloins, trimmed of fat
freshly ground black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

In a medium-sized saucepan, heat 1 tsp. of the oil over medium heat.

Add onions, jalapenos and garlic; sauté until softened, 2 to 3 minutes.

Add molasses, vinegar, mustard and soy sauce; reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until quite thick, about 7 minutes. Rub tenderloins generously with black pepper.

Heat the remaining 1 tsp. oil in a medium-sized ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the tenderloins and cook, turning, until well browned on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes.

Brush the pork generously with some of the barbecue sauce.

Place the skillet in the oven and roast for 7 minutes.

Turn over the tenderloins and brush them with remaining sauce and roast for 7 to 8 minutes more, or until the internal temperature is

160 degrees F.

Let the pork rest for 5 minutes.

Carve into 3/4-inch thick slices and serve.

Pairs Well With


This is favorite cut of pork, it is always tender and so delicious.

Disney's Tinker Bell "Secret of the Wings Cookbook"
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

A dash of local for every season
By slyasafox15

22 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Hot Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow Glaze
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana