A zesty, yet simple meal with an olive oil and balsamic vinegar marinade. A crowd pleaser!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
2 hrs
total:
3 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
2 pound
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve steak seasoning in balsamic vinegar, then stir in olive oil. Place pork into a resealable plastic bag and pour marinade overtop. Squeeze out air and seal bag; marinate 2 hours to overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place pork into a glass baking dish along with marinade. Bake in preheated oven, basting occasionally until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (65 degrees C), about 1 hour. Let the roast rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; protein 18.3g 37% DV; carbohydrates 3.1g 1% DV; fat 23.4g 36% DV; cholesterol 55mg 18% DV; sodium 731.9mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2007
Very yummy. I think the variance in reviews between liking it and saying it is too sharp and vinegary could be due to the quality of balsamic vinegar used. Good quality balsamic is so mild you can eat it straight off a spoon and it is almost sweet. Inexpensive balsamic might as well be plain white vinegar. So don't be thrifty on the vinegar quality, you'll only regret it. Read More
(1900)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/26/2007
The smell of vinegar was so strong while this was in the oven that I had to stop cooking it so I could throw it out and air out my house! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2007
Very yummy. I think the variance in reviews between liking it and saying it is too sharp and vinegary could be due to the quality of balsamic vinegar used. Good quality balsamic is so mild you can eat it straight off a spoon and it is almost sweet. Inexpensive balsamic might as well be plain white vinegar. So don't be thrifty on the vinegar quality, you'll only regret it. Read More
(1900)
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2011
Such simple ingredients for such phenomenal taste. Absolutely delicious! Definitely 5 stars as written, though the 2nd time I made this I reduced the vinegar down to 1/3 of a cup for hubby's sake..... For a change of pace, try adding green onions and fresh minced garlic to the mix and letting the roast marinate overnight. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2007
Excellent! It's a shame that the previous reviewer chose to toss the tenderloin out due to the "vinegery" smell, because it produced one of the better pork tenderloins ever for me. But then, I really enjoy the flavor balsamic vinegar lends. I say try it (if you like that strong flavor too) because I really didn't think it was overpowering at all....in taste or smell! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2008
I made this last night and it was awesome. I made just a couple changes. I used 1/4 cup balsamic and 1/4 white whine. I also added a squeeze of honey and a clove of pressed garlic. After marinading, i put into a 9 x 13 baking dish and poured all the marinade in with it. I put in one large chopped onion, 4 medium yukon gold potatoes cut up, 4 carrots cut in sticks and two stalks of celery cut up. I layed them right down on top of the marinade in the pan and kind of mixed them around a bit to soak up the juices. I then sprinkled with rosemary, salt and pepper. I baked on 350 for 45 min in a foil tent, then cranked up the heat to 450 and took the foil tent off. I cooked the roast for 10 min this way, then took out to rest & wrapped in foil. Then I stired the veggies around in the juices and then put them back in the 450 oven for about 15 more minutes. THIS WAS FANTASIC. Everything had a wonderful glaze to it. The meat was moist and oh so good. :) Thanks for the great starter recipe! :) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2008
Simple ingredients, great results. No need to change or add a thing. The roast turns out incredibly moist and tender and the juices reduce to a deep, rich, and flavorful "balsamic reduction," right in the oven! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2008
Made this tonite it's a keeper. MY hubby and kids loved it. Added Garlic lots of garlic, also scraped pan added dry white wine and made gravy, thou it was moist enough already. THIS DID NOT TASTE LIKE VINEGER!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2007
My family loved this pork loin roast, it's the best we've ever had. I added 1/4 cup of honey to the marinade and cooked it until it was 160 which was perfect. With carry over cooking it ended up at 165. Perfect! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2010
I made this with a dusty (and I do mean covered in dust) old half-gone cheapity-cheap bottle of Cento balsamic vinegar that I've probably owned for 3 or 4 years. Shameful, I know. But I say all that to say that...WOW WOW WOW. You probably don't have to worry too terribly much about the quality or price of the vinegar. This was SO incredibly good. And the whole house smelled fantastic while cooking. And my 3, 4 and 8 year olds gobbled it down, also. I followed the advice of another reviewer and cut two yellow onions into thick slices and lined the bottom of the baking dish with them. This was absolutely the way to go. Those onions were perfectly cooked, drenched in the yummy sauce, and my husband and I heaped them all over the meat. Just writing this review makes me want to go back to Trader Joe's right now to get another roast...annnnd *maybe* a new bottle of balsamic vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2007
I marinated the pork loin as instructed, but cooked it on the grill instead of in the oven... 20 minutes over direct medium heat, followed by 40 minutes on indirect medium heat. It was scrumptous. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/26/2007
The smell of vinegar was so strong while this was in the oven that I had to stop cooking it so I could throw it out and air out my house! Read More
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