This easy pecan-crusted pork tenderloin is a tasty way to prepare this classic cut of meat. Simply marinate the pork tenderloin in apple cider, rub with a sugary mustard mixture, and roll in chopped pecans, then bake for 25 minutes.
1/4 cup apple cider
1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
2/3 cup chopped pecans
How to Make It
Combine apple cider and pork in a zip-top plastic bag; seal and marinate in refrigerator 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 400°.
Remove pork from bag; discard cider. Combine sugar and next 4 ingredients (through garlic); rub over pork. Roll pork in pecans. Place pork on broiler-pan rack coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160°. Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes.