Delicious and Tender Southern Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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Delicious and Tender Southern Pork Tenderloin Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
Recipe by Administrator
Published on April 13, 2024

Indulge in a mouth-watering Southern pork tenderloin that is juicy, tender, and full of flavor. This recipe combines classic Southern seasonings and cooking techniques to create a dish that is sure to impress your family and friends.


  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 lb)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and brown sugar.
  3. Rub the spice mixture all over the pork tenderloin.
  4. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Sear the pork tenderloin on all sides until browned, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  6. Mix apple cider vinegar and chicken broth in a small bowl and pour over the pork tenderloin.
  7. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 145°F.
  8. Let the pork rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
  9. Enjoy your delicious Southern pork tenderloin!

Interesting Facts

  • Pork tenderloin is a lean cut of meat that is high in protein and low in fat.
  • Southern cuisine is known for its bold flavors and comfort food classics.
  • Marinating the pork tenderloin in a vinegar-based mixture helps to tenderize the meat and infuse it with flavor.