Grilled pork tenderloin marinated in a deliciously sweet blend of real maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and a hint of sesame oil. Because I have one step-daughter that only eats chicken or fish, I separated some of the sauce into two bags; one for pork and one for 2 chicken breasts. She gave me one of the best compliments she ever has in the last year for my cooking: 'It is fine-dining quality.'

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk onion, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, garlic, horseradish, sesame oil, and black pepper together in a shallow bowl. Add pork to marinade and turn to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate pork, 8 hours to overnight.

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  • Remove pork from marinade and pour marinade into a small saucepan. Cook marinade over medium-low heat until bubbling, about 5 minutes.

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork in the hot oil, basting with marinade, until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Reduce heat to low and cook pork, basting occasionally with marinade, until no longer pink in the center, 15 to 25 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

301 calories; protein 20.4g; carbohydrates 38.5g; fat 7.2g; cholesterol 63.1mg; sodium 176.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2015
I love sesame oil so I doubled the amount suggested...but I would even add more next time. I loved this sauce/marinade it was so good; sweet but not overly. I made it with pan fried kale with garlic and put it on a bed of couscous...I drizzled remainder of the marinade from the bottom of the pan over the meat...it combined with the couscous beautifully. My partner loved the dish and is already asking me to make it again. My only regret is that we were so hungry we forgot to take a picture to share!!!! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2018
Turn out pretty good but think I will try adjusting the measurements next time out. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2015
I love sesame oil so I doubled the amount suggested...but I would even add more next time. I loved this sauce/marinade it was so good; sweet but not overly. I made it with pan fried kale with garlic and put it on a bed of couscous...I drizzled remainder of the marinade from the bottom of the pan over the meat...it combined with the couscous beautifully. My partner loved the dish and is already asking me to make it again. My only regret is that we were so hungry we forgot to take a picture to share!!!! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2014
I followed the recipe exactly with only two exceptions: I used clarified butter instead of olive oil to brown the tenderloin (for its higher smoke point) and I added about 1/2 tsp. of salt. The marinade is very sweet and only the sweetness and a hint of garlic came through. I was very surprised that the sesame oil and the horseradish were completely lost. That can be adjusted because DH and DS really liked the flavor. The tenderloin was moist and juicy. I see the author describes this dish as "grilled" but it was pan-roasted. I followed the directions and I was happy to try this method since I have only done stovetop with medallions. Thanks for the idea. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2018
This is sooooo delicious at first when you read the ingredients ie; garlic and maple syrup you think twice about a combination like that but... this has got to be the BEST pork Loin roast ever! We baked it the first time and it was good then put it in the smoker the second time and cooked it low and slow for even more deliciousness and not to mention...it was so tender! We ve also done thick cut center cut pork chops the same way! This recipe is simple with great results! A definite keeper for sure. Try it you ll love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2019
Absolutely delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2020
Delicious! Juicy! It's a keeper! I baked it, also used 1/2 pure maple syrup & 1/2 log cabin syrup. I also substituted garlic olive oil instead of sesame oil. *375 covered 30 minutes, * baste with marinade after brought to a boil. * uncover bake another 30 min. Basting every 15 min. The top will get crunchy. That was the best part:-D * Take out, let rest 10 min. I served this with zucchini and potatoes. Hubby loved it. I'll use this marinade for chicken and pork chops too. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/30/2018
Turn out pretty good but think I will try adjusting the measurements next time out. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2019
Absolutely delicious!! The only change I made was the maple syrup. I used half honey half maple syrup. I didn't think my husband would go for all that maple syrup. I marinated overnight and the results were a perfect piece of pork!! I browned it on all sides then baked covered at 350 for about 30-40 minutes. It was so moist! I made it with mashed potatoes and the cooked marinade reserve tasted so good drizzled over potatoes! My grandson even enjoyed it and he hates everything! Lol! Definitely will make this again. Read More
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