Brown Sugar and Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin


Pork tenderloin with a delightful savory-sweet balsamic glaze.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
55 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
8 servings



  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • ½ cup water

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground sage

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • 2 (1 1/2 pound) pork tenderloins

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed


  1. Combine brown sugar, water, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, and cornstarch in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking sheet.

  3. Combine garlic, sage, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Rub garlic mixture over pork tenderloins.

  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Arrange tenderloins in the skillet and brown evenly, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer pork to the prepared baking sheet and brush with the balsamic glaze.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Turn pork, brush again with glaze, and continue cooking until pork is slightly pink in the center, about 20 minutes more, or until desired doneness. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

  6. Remove tenderloin to a platter. Allow to rest for 10 minutes. Drizzle a little extra glaze over the top. Carve and serve with remaining glaze on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

228 Calories
6g Fat
16g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 228
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 508mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 462mg 10%

* 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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