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Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin is an orange mustard glazed pork tenderloin that is cooked to perfection. Sliceable and full of sweet and savory flavors in every bite. 

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

If you are a fan of pork tenderloin this citrus infused recipe is one that you will want to make over and over again. A super easy and satisfying weeknight meal the whole family will get on board with. 

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Hi friends, Heather here visiting from Food Lovin Family. Today I am sharing a family favorite, orange mustard pork tenderloin. It is tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

My kids can be picky eaters. As a food blogger I try to expose them to different recipes but most of the time they just want plain chicken, pork or pasta.

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

I was getting tired of making them the same thing so several months ago I came up with this orange mustard pork tenderloin for them to try. They ended up loving it and my oldest daughter even said she wanted it for dinner every night!

The best part about this dish is how easy it is to assemble. During the busy school week it is nice to have a dinner that the whole family will love and is quick to make.

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

What to Serve with Orange Pork Tenderloin

That is why this orange mustard pork tenderloin has become a regular on our weeknight menu. This meal goes well with a salad, roasted potatoes or even my kids choice, pasta.

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

What Do You Need to Make this Tenderloin

I bet you probably have most of the ingredients on hand to make this dish. You will need orange juice, orange marmalade (or honey), soy sauce, grain mustard, olive oil, garlic powder, rosemary and of course the pork tenderloin.

How to Make Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin

After trimming off any excess fat, place the pork in a shallow baking dish and pierce with a fork. Mix together the remaining ingredients and spoon the mixture over the pork.

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

I like to reserve a little of the mixture to spoon over once cooked. Bake for 30 minutes or until the internal temperature is between 140-160 degrees. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes, slice and serve.

Why Do You Let Pork Rest Before Slicing

Allowing your pork to rest will ensure you get a juicy tenderloin. If you go and slice it right after you pull from the oven, it can leak out all the liquid and leave you with a pretty dry tenderloin. 

You can add a tent of aluminum foil over your cooked tenderloin to allow it to stay warm as it sits after you cook it. 

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Why is my Pork Dry

One of the biggest complaints with pork is why is it so dry. Most of the time it is simply overcooking your pork. That is why I suggest you reach for a meat thermometer. 

Then you can check the internal temperature of your pork. When it is ready to be pulled, remove and allow to sit for five minutes before slicing like I mentioned above. 

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Want More Pork Recipes 

  • Savory Pork Chops | Here is a really fantastic pork chop recipe to consider making. This pork chop is my tried and true recipe I make all the time. 
  • Asian Pork Tenderloin | Another great way to cook up a tenderloin is this recipe here. You get that Asian flare you might be craving in every single bite. 
  • Slow Cooker Pulled Pork | Give this pulled pork recipe a try. I made it right in my slow cooker so you have tons of juicy flavor in every single bite. 

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

How to Store Leftover Pork Tenderloin 

You will want to store your pork tenderloin in a proper container and place in the fridge. I like to push it back a bit on the shelf to ensure it stays the optimal temperature even when the doors open and close. 

Then you can reheat in the microwave for a quick reheat. Or you can put some in a skillet with a little water or broth and warm it up that way. You can also reheat in the oven, if you cover it with aluminum foil. 

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Can You Freeze Pork Tenderloin 

If you don’t plan to eat all this pork right away, you might consider freezing it. You can use a vacuum seal system if you have one to extend the freezer shelf life. 

If you don’t have a vacuum seal you can place in a freezer bag. Work at getting as much air out as you can. Or store in a freezer friendly container. This pork will freeze for up to 3 months. 

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat. Or place bag or container in cold water and store in the fridge to help it thaw faster. Then reheat however you choose. 

You might also like this Honey Glazed Pork Tenderloin or orange extract.

Are you a fan of pork tenderloin?

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • parsley and oranges slices for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 400 degrees F. Spray baking dish with non stick cooking spray.
  2. Trim excess fat off pork tenderloin and place pork in baking dish.
  3. Pierce pork with a fork.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together remaining ingredients.
  5. Pour mixture over pork tenderloin, reserving  a 1/4 cup to spoon on after baking.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until meat thermometer reads 140-160 degrees in the center of the roast.
  7. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
  8. Pour remaining mixture over pork, slice and serve.

Notes

You can substitute honey for orange marmalade.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 207Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 898mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 2gSugar: 14gProtein: 8g

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Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Orange Mustard Pork Tenderloin - Tender and juicy with amazing citrus flavor and on your table in 40 minutes.

Heather

Heather lives just outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and three young children. She blogs over at Food Lovin' Family where she creates and shares family friendly recipes, crafts and the occasional party.

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