honey and butter pork tenderloin

Honey and Butter Pork Tenderloin is a GREAT Way to Use Your Pork Tenderloin

Pork is one of those meats that I do actually like, but I have to reminds myself. Years of awful Shake n Bake pork chops makes me shrink away from hunks of pork. Oh, man. I hated that stuff. It was always so dry. Eating it for breakfast didn’t help. Ugh. That was a Dad’s house special. That and hamburgers for breakfast. My poor little tummy just couldn’t take it. I’d generally feel heavy and sluggish and sick for the next few hours. I like pork! I like hamburgers! For breakfast though? No thanks.

Pork tenderloin is an amazingly good cut of meat. When it’s prepared properly it’s not only tender, but it’s also moist. It’s also a potentially difficult cut of meat to cook, since it does dry out so easily. Dry pork is the worst. This honey and butter pork tenderloin recipe will knock your socks off. It’s moist, has enough flavor, and is simple to make.


Thanks to Christina at Real House Moms for this fantastic recipe!


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon house seasoning (or salt and pepper)
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In an ovenproof skillet, heat butter and honey over medium heat until melted.
  3. Season pork tenderloin with House Seasoning evenly on all sides.
  4. Brown pork tenderloin on each side for 5 minutes in the honey butter.
  5. If honey begins to burn, lower the heat.
  6. Place pan in pre-heated oven and roast uncovered for 15 – 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  7. Remove pan from oven and transfer the pork to a plate. Cover with foil.
  8. Return pan to stove and whisk in chicken stock over medium-high heat.
  9. Simmer for 5 minutes, or until sauce is reduced and thickened slightly.
  10. Drizzle sauce over top of pork before serving.

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