Meat and fish

2 tasty ways to prepare a pork tenderloin

October 9, 2014

I have struggle quite some time to get an amazing piece of pork.  Hellooo moist, perfectly cooked and tender slice of tenderloin in my plate!   I have been looking for you for so long, where have you been?   I have always wanted you this way.

I have tried to marinade my pork with so many ingredients to give flavor and then cooked it on the barbecue, on the pan, in an oven dish covered and uncovered and it would often come out a little dry or a little blend.   disappointment and frustration.   But, cheer up, I have 2 great ways to share with you now, TWO!

4 ingredient pork tenderloin

I have 2 simple and flavorful recipes for your pork tenderloin.   One post, 2 recipes.  One option involves leaving the piece of meat in a marinade for a few hours and cooking it on the barbecue while the other one, no marinade and all ingredients in your slow cooker.

Regardless which option you pick, you can relax and enjoy the smell.  There are recipes like that are just easy and simple and you can sit back and take it easy.

slow cooker port tenderloin

To get to a recipe that satisfies you, you often have to go through a few trials and errors.  Or if you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my attempt at gnocchis

It was a no go.  Mushy, no taste, no flavor, too thick.  You won’t get a recipe right away, this one needs quite a few tests.  Hopefully, it won’t be as disastrous of that one.  Throwing in the garbage is sad.  At least, I prefer when my attempts are not that great but edible, I don’t like waste.

4 ingredient pork tenderloin

Do you get those weird results with recipe trials?  My poor kiddies and El Cubano, they are so patient with me.   In the other hand, when it’s a success, they are thrilled!  It’s a win-win that blogging thing, right?  That wouldn’t be fun otherwise.

Sometime, I get offended when it’s not that great and El Cubano tells me… I know, I shouldn’t.   Specially that I asked him to be honest in his feedbacks.  C’mon, you know what I mean, it’s frustrating to put so much work and love in something that doesn’t not end up being delicious.

Anyway, those tenderloins were amazing, I’m sharing my secrets with you.  🙂

Slow cooker pork tenderloin

2 tasty ways to prepare a pork tenderloin

2 great recipes for a tender and moist tenderloins.


    Pork tenderloin and 4 ingredient marinade
  • - 1/4 a cup of lime juice (one lemon for me)
  • - 1 tablespoon of salt
  • - 1/4 a cup of olive oil
  • - 1 teaspoon of Herbes de Provence
  • - 600g of pork tenderloin
  • Pork tenderloin in the slow cooker
  • - 600g of pork tenderloin
  • - 1/4 of green onion
  • - 4 cups of vegetable stock
  • - 1 tablespoon of salt
  • - 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic


    Pork tenderloin and 4 ingredient marinade
  1. - In a dish, place all the ingredients and mix them well.
  2. - Place the pork in the dish and rub the marinade all over.
  3. - Let it sit 3-4 hours.
  4. - Cook on at medium heat on the barbecue, 10 minutes each side or until it is fully cooked (cut if needed to check)
  5. - With a spoon, pour some of the marinade during the cooking. Half of the marinade on each side of the pork. Most moisture!
  6. Pork tenderloin in the slow cooker
  7. - Place all the ingredients in the slow cooker.
  8. - Cook 4 hours on low heat.
  9. - Cut a slice if needed to check that it is cooked to your liking.


Cold pork tenderloin make great leftover for the school lunches and sandwiches.

  1. hahahahaha i love a good piece of pork! too many people over cook it and then it’s just dry and tough. I love you for giving us 2 tasty ways to cook those bad boys up nice and juicy!

    So happy to be a part of FBC with you!!

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