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Perfect Pork Tenderloin

Perfect Pork Tenderloin

This Perfect Pork Tenderloin uses an unusual cooking technique, but it works!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Perfect Pork Tenderloin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 225 kcal


  • 1 lb boneless pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • dry seasoning of your choice (thyme, savory, rosemary, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, or a mixture)


  1. Note: The success of this cooking method will depend upon how accurate the temperature of your oven is and how well your oven retains heat. Adjust cooking time +/- according to your individual oven.
  2. Determine the EXACT weight of roast from the meat wrapper. Weight will determine how long to cook the roast.
  3. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Remove tenderloin from refrigerator. Season meat as desired. Place seasoned meat in an uncovered roasting pan on a shelf in the bottom 1/3 of your oven.
  4. Bake EXACTLY 5 1/2 minutes PER POUND Adjust +/- according to your oven's accuracy and heat retention.

  5. If you have an oven probe or thermometer that has a wire that goes through the side of the oven door, by all means use it and set the temperature alarm for 140 degrees. remove meat from oven when alarm alert goes off (probably before an hour has expired).
  6. Turn oven OFF and DO NOT open oven door for 45 to 1 hour, OR sooner IF you are using a probe thermometer and it alerts that internal meat temp is at 140 degrees. Remove pork from oven, lightly cover with foil, and let rest 5-10 minutes to redistribute internal juices. Roast should be done, very slightly pink in the center, and very moist.
  7. After resting 10 minutes, the roast should reach a safe 145-150 degrees.