An easy pork tenderloin recipe from Food Network is Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub, which flavors the meat with herbs and spices, and takes just 5 minutes to prepare. Some less traditional recipes for pork tenderloin include Bacon-Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin and Spicy Sweet Pork Tenderloin. Both of these recipes can be completed in less than 40 minutes.
The seasoned rub for Food Network's traditional pork tenderloin recipe is made by combining a teaspoon each of garlic powder, dried oregano, ground cumin, ground coriander, dried thyme and a little salt. This mixture is then gently rubbed into the pork tenderloin with a dry hand, before the meat is seared with olive oil and minced garlic and transferred to the oven to finish cooking.
Bacon-Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin rubs the pork tenderloin with brown sugar, salt, paprika and cayenne then wraps it with bacon before searing in a skillet. Before it is placed into the oven to cook fully, the top of the pork tenderloin is brushed with a mixture of chutney and Dijon or whole-grain mustard.
Spicy Sweet Pork Tenderloin does not require a rub. Instead, the flavor comes from cooking the pork, which is sliced, in a teaspoon each of low-sodium soy sauce, minced fresh ginger and minced garlic, as well as canola oil. It is served with a cooked and thickened mixture of store-bought salsa and raspberry preserve, then topped with chopped fresh cilantro.