Mustard and Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Serves 4 (depending on how hungry you are)

Pork tenderloin can be made in under 20 minutes, making it a perfect option for a quick meal. I served this alongside RRs Creamy Polenta and sauteed broccolini.  Everyone was happy. Everyone was full and I got to enjoy some quality time with my loves. Mission accomplished!


        1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

        3 tablespoons dijon mustard

        1 tablespoon honey

        1 clove garlic, finely chopped

        1 teaspoon fresh thyme

        salt and pepper

        1 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin

        2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a medium bowl whisk together, vinegar, mustard, thyme, garlic and honey. Set aside.

Sprinkle meat with salt and pepper. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large oven-safe skillet. Sear the tenderloin on all sides (including the ends, this will give the meat a nice crust), about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and brush meat generously with the glaze. Place skillet in oven and roast 15-20 minutes, until internal temperature is 145-150 degrees. Remove from oven and tent meat with aluminum foil. Let it rest about 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Meat will be tender and juicy. Serve alongside your favorite starch or veg (preferably both!).