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Perfect pork tenderloin recipe. Fast and fabulous, this pork tenderloin recipe is a family favorite.
Pork tenderloin is one of the meals that I go to most often. It can easily be prepared in various ways, feeds a crowd, and makes a simple and delicious dish.
I have to share with you one of my favorite ways to prepare and marinade pork tenderloin that everyone just loves.
This pork tenderloin marinade includes a Southern icon ingredient, too.
Can you guess what it is?
I’ll give you three hints —
1. A favorite Southern drink.
2. Originated in Georgia.
3. It’s what we call all of our soft drinks.
You got it — Coca Cola – or Coke for short.
It just makes everything tastes better.
And it takes this pork tenderloin recipe over the top.
It’s so easy and yummy, you’ll really want to make it soon.
And when you do, you’ll get requests to make it again and again.
It’s good stuff.
Here’s how I make my perfect pork tenderloin recipe.
Perfect Pork Tenderloin Recipe
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon ginger
- 1 jalapeno pepper optional
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 cup Coca Cola
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 whole pork tenderloin
- Blend together first six ingredients.
- Pour marinade over pork tenderloin in a zip top bag.
- Refrigerate for at least one hour, but better if overnight.
- Remove pork tenderloin from marinade and place in roasting pan.
- Cook at 375º for approximately 45 minutes.
- Serve alongside your favorite vegetables or salad.
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Oh, love this! My BF made this for me last winter (we also did chicken) and it was soo good! Great recipe!
Pork tenderloin is one of our favorite go-tos. Can’t wait to try your marinade!
I’ve always wanted to try these various recipes with Coca-Cola. This looks awesome!
OH my gosh that is SUCH a cool trick!! I wanna move to the south. 🙂
I’m always looking for good new marinades for all the pig meat in my life 🙂 I’m definitely going to give this a go!
oh pork tenderloin, how do I love thee???
for real- we LOVE some pork in this house. I made carintas with my tenderloin last week (in the crock pot even!). and used the meat for tostadas. i also love using the island pork tenderloin recipe from the p90x cook book, and when im feeling like adding a few calories- the honey butter recipe from Martha Stewart.
now im going to have to try this one!!!
What camera do you use?
you take some beautiful pictures 🙂 Loved the recipe!
Oh, you know, pork loin is something I love but hardly ever make. Fabulous that you used Coke – I went to college in Atlanta and needless to say the stuff was everywhere! Looks so tender, something I’d love to make.
Coke and pork, oh yeah now you’re talking 🙂 Love your marinade!
This sounds so good. I love pork tenderloin but have never tried it this way.
We LOVE pork tenderloin….I NEVER would have thought of adding Coke! Genius!
This looks great!! What temp do you cook it at??
Thanks so much for catching that, Carla. I cook it at 375 degrees.
I cooked this tonight for my family. It was pretty good. Next time I would add a lot less ginger. Also, the pork needs a good salt rub and using some reserve marinade to baste while cooking also helped. All in all a great recipe.
Tried this tonight and it was completely dried out We marinated it overnight and cooked it at 350 for 35 minutes and it couldn’t have been drier.
I’m sorry that your pork turned out too dry. I’ve not had this problem and we enjoy this recipe often. I can’t be sure what caused it, but one thing I see is the difference in the cooking time and temperature from the recipe which is 375 degrees for 45 minutes. Hope this helps. Thanks.