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Make Ahead Pork Tenderloin

This method of cooking pork tenderloin makes it easy to prep your protein one day and finish in minutes the next.

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Make Ahead Pork Tenderloin

Servings: 4
Total Time: Active: 20 Minutes
Recipe by: Rae


1 pork tenderloin, trimmed
2 TBSP oil, separated
salt & pepper
2 TBSP Ancho Powder or your favorite spice rub, optional


1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Dry the tenderloin and brush with 1 TBSP oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3. Roll the pork in foil and twist the ends of foil on both sides to create a solid cylinder shape all the same width.

4. Bake for 30 minutes or until 140 degrees F internal temperature.

5. Remove the pork from the oven and either move on to step 6 or refrigerate overnight.

6. Unwrap the pork from the foil and roll in the ancho powder if using.

7. Heat a skillet with oil and sear the pork on all sides.

8. Slice the tenderloin and serve.


Try any spice rub you like: Italian herbs, coffee, black pepper, Cajun spice, or even lemon pepper. Just match the flavors to complement your sides.

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Make Ahead Pork Tenderloin

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