This was one of my most favorite pork tenderloin recipes I’ve ever had. Tender and flavorful don’t even begin to describe it. The hubs went wild over this delicious Honey Butter Cajun Pork Tenderloin. We don’t repeat many recipes, because we like to experiment a lot but this one has made it into our regular rotation. The blend of the honey butter and cajun spices really comes together quite beautifully.
I got this recipe off of Pinterest from Momma Hen’s Kitchen and it originally came from food.com. I cannot urge you enough to make this recipe, it’s an absolute delight. And the real bonus is that you probably already have most of the ingredients on hand so it makes it frugal as well. Pair this with an arugala salad & balsamic dressing and some bread and you should have a complete meal easily on your hands!
Honey Butter Cajun Tenderloin
4 tbs butter
2 tbs honey
1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed
1/2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1/2 tsp black pepper
3/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In an ovenproof pot, heat butter & honey over medium heat until melted. Sprinkle pork tenderloin with Cajun seasoning & black pepper. Brown each side for 5 minutes in the honey butter taking care not to burn the honey. If honey begins to burn, lower heat.
Place pot in oven and roast for 15 – 20 minutes*. Remove pot from oven & place the pork on a plate. Cover with foil. Add water to the pot and stir over medium heat. Simmer for about 5 minutes, until sauce is reduced slightly. Slice pork on the diagonal and drizzle sauce over top to serve.
*NOTE: May need to cook longer depending on the size and thickness of the pork tenderloin.
Don’t be an idiot like me and grab the pot by the handles after it comes out of the oven. Old habits die hard I guess. See pot on stovetop-assume can pick up. Wrong, ha!
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