Easy and Elegant Pork Tenderloin

This main dish is beautiful in its presentation and always comes out tender and juicy even if you overcook it a little. The crust of bread crumbs holds in all the juices and adds a great look and taste to the finished product.

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup olive oil
2 pounds pork tenderloin

Directions

Preheat oven to 425°F (218°C).

Mix bread crumbs and olive oil in bowl to reach consistency that would be moist enough to stick to the meat when pressed. Place pork on a shallow cooking sheet. Press the crumb mixture onto all sides of the meat until there is no pink showing, usually 1/4 inch thick.

Bake for at least 35 minutes until a meat thermometer reads 165°F (74°C) or until there is no pink when the pork is cut. Let the pork rest for 10 minutes, then cut into 1/2 inch slices.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Standing Time: 10 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 437; Total Fat: 23.5 g; Cholesterol: 65 mg; Sodium: 625 mg; Total Carbs: 26.7 g (Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g); Protein: 28.6 g

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