Pork Tenderloin Diablo


This is a great pork recipe. Mustard is a classic with pork, but when you add the extra zing of horseradish and cayenne, and then smooth it out with a little cream and butter, well, it's devilishly delicious.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
3 servings


  • 1 (1 pound) whole pork tenderloin

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • ½ cup chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon extra-hot prepared horseradish

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon cold butter

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Season pork with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat oil in an ovenproof skillet over high heat. Cook pork until browned on one side, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn over pork and transfer the skillet to the preheated oven. Cook until pork is browned and still slightly pink in the center, 20 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C). Transfer pork to a plate.

  3. Remove any excess oil from the skillet and place it over medium-high heat. Pour in chicken broth and bring to a boil, scraping any browned bits off of the bottom of the pan. Whisk in cream, horseradish, Dijon mustard, and cayenne pepper. Continue cooking until the mixture is reduced to a thick sauce, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in cold butter. Stir in chives.

  4. Slice pork into 1/2-inch slices and serve topped with sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
14g Fat
2g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 223mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 401mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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