Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Onions
Juicy and elegant, this dinner party-worthy recipe is actually surprisingly easy to make. You can also add one or two quartered baking apples (try Granny Smith) to the roasting pan before the tenderloin hits the oven. We like to serve this dish with scalloped potatoes for a true Fall treat! This recipe makes 4 hearty servings.
PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOK TIME: 30 minutes
For the spice rub:
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 pork tenderloins, approximately 1 pound each
3-4 red onions, peeled and halved, leaving stem ends intact
1-2 baking apples, cored and quartered (optional)
2-3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Preheat your oven to 425 F and put your oven rack in the middle of the oven. Outfit your roasting pan with a rack and set aside. Mix all dry spice rub ingredients in a small bowl. Pat pork tenderloins dry and rub on all sides with olive oil. Rub spice rub on all sides of the tenderloins with your (clean) hands. Place tenderloins in the middle of your roasting pan/rack. Arrange onions and apples (if using), cut sides up around the tenderloins. Season onions and apples lightly with salt. Place roast in oven and cook for 25-30 minutes, or until the pork's juices run clear. Once cooked, remove roast from oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
To serve, slice tenderloins and add to a serving dish. Arrange onions/apples around the pork. Serve immediately.