This roast pork has the depth of a slow-simmering supper but doesn't take long to prepare.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together garlic, sage, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a small bowl. Rub mixture all over pork.

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  • Heat a large, heavy saute pan over medium-high heat. Add vegetable oil. Add pork, and brown all over, about 4 minutes.

  • Transfer pan to oven. Roast pork, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 145 degrees to 150 degrees, about 20 minutes. Transfer pork to a cutting board; tent with foil, and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Reviews (7)

191 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 50
  • 3 star values: 72
  • 2 star values: 29
  • 1 star values: 11
Rating: 5.0 stars
05/27/2020
Loved this recipe! While the meat rested, I made a pan sauce by adding chicken stock scraping all the good flavor from the bottom of the pan. Reduced sauce then finished with a tablespoon of butter. Will definitely make again!
Rating: Unrated
07/24/2014
I agree about mincing the garlic very fine to keep it from burning. Big flavor and a good way to cook a tenderloin.
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2013
Simple, flavorful way to cook pork tenderloin. Easy enough for weeknight meal. You can use fresh rosemary as a substitute when out of fresh sage. If your schedule allows, infuse more flavor by applying rub and let sit in a covered, glass baking dish overnight in the fridge. The key is to not overcook the pork. Use an instant read thermometer to gauge when pork is cooked. I check the pork after it's cooked for 10 minutes in the oven to avoid overcooking then, adjust cooking time as necessary.
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Rating: Unrated
12/12/2011
Big hit at a pot luck. I think mincing the garlic really fine, to a paste is important so that is doesn't burn while searing. I also added a bit of white wine to the pan before I placed it in the oven.
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2011
Big hit! Made this for a get together of 5 people. Prep was easy and let me focus on making the side dishes as it cooked.
Rating: Unrated
06/14/2010
This was really easy and good. I followed the directions for searing and how long to cook it and it turned out great. I used rosemary instead of sage from my herb garden and added some dijon mustard as well...yummy!
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Rating: Unrated
09/28/2009
Delicious recipe, bonus that it's quick and easy, especially if using pre-chopped garlic.
Rating: Unrated
01/30/2009
Mmm, this is really good! I have made it many times now and my family loves it every time. So super easy too! I have served this to guests a few times as well and it has been a bit hit.