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How to Cook Smithfield Pork Tenderloin

How to cook Smithfield pork tenderloin with dry rub in the oven, pressure cooker or an amazing pork tenderloin in slow cooker until fork tender. Protein packed dinner with a ton of flavor and moist.

How to Cook Smithfield Pork Tenderloin

This has been an often question to me so I thought I’d answer the question of how to cook a Smithfield pork tenderloin to tender. I’ll share different methods whether you want to use your slow cooker, air fryer, Instant Pot or baked in the oven. One of many easy pork recipes on our site. (affiliate links present)

Smithfield Pork Tenderloin How to Cook

This post will explain oven directions in detail. If you want to try pork tenderloin in slow cooker, the link is above. Read that and give it a whirl. Want to cook pork loin in Instant Pot instead? That’s delish too. You really can’t go wrong with this brand or cut of pig. 😉

Love your Ninja Foodi or Cosori for everything? You can make an air fryer pork tenderloin too. Forgot to defrost that baby? NO problem, we have directions on how to make a frozen pork loin in Instant Pot too. I think that covers it all right?? lol

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Pork Tenderloin Dry Rub

If you’re still here, you’re going to must want this oven baked. If you are new to using any sort of dry rub on meats you are in for a real treat!! This one is very similar to the one used for the best baked pork chops. It is sweet and savory with just a bit of a spicy kick. You can adjust the levels on that quite easily.

How do You Cook Smithfield Seasoned Pork Tenderloin?

We will show you our method here. Yes you can just use everyday seasonings like rosemary, thyme and salt and pepper but we prefer bolder flavors like these. I bet you have all of the dry rub pork ingredients we have listed at home. The best method for this is in the oven, baked for about 55 minutes.

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Pork Dry Rub Ingredients

All you do is use a fork to blend these together. Break up any chunks you might see with the sugar so it is nice and smooth. I like to really coat it all over.

  1. 2 tbsp brown sugar
  2. 1 tsp dry mustard, paprika and onion powder
  3. 1/2 tsp garlic powder and sea salt

Before laying it on the baking sheet just lift it up once you think it’s on there and let the excess fall off. If it falls off on the foil it will kinda’ bubble and burn. Not a big deal but preventable.

How long to cook a 2 lb pork tenderloin in oven?

Size we use most often is almost 2 pounds, so use that as a gage as far as timing goes. If yours is quite a bit different you’ll just adjust as necessary but 55 minutes is about right. Use a bit of olive oil or avocado oil on the outside to get all the goodies to stick well if you want to coat with your favorite seasonings.

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How Long to Cook Smithfield Pork Tenderloin

If you bake this way it will take 55-60 minutes. Always use a thermometer in the center to determine internal meat temperature. Ensure it reaches 145 F, but keep in mind it will rise about 5 degrees as it rests so remove it at 140 degrees F to be as juicy as possible.

  • First you will want to preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
    • Line your baking sheet with non stick aluminum foil.
    • In a dish mix together all of the dry seasonings.
      • or just use a bottled garlic herb pork mixture
  • Use paper towels to blot the outside of the loin dry and then drizzle and coat outside with olive oil.
  • Coat the outside on all sides with dry rub mixture. Lift off cutting board and let excess fall off.
    • Lay on baking sheet or roasting pan
  • Bake for 55-60 minutes or until internal temperature of 145 degrees F is reached. (Smithfield pork loin filets take about 25 – 30 minutes per pound or so, depending on thickness)
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes

If you want to make a side dish on a lower rack, throw some of our baked cabbage steaks in at the last 20 minutes.

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How long to cook pork tenderloin in oven at 400?

You could reduce the time just a bit if temp was 400 degrees. A 2 pound tenderloin would take closer to 45-50 minutes this way. I prefer a bit lower, 375 F. myself because it still gives you a nice outside crust but makes the insides more tender.

How long do you cook a Smithfield marinated pork tenderloin?

Whether you bought it already marinated or the “plain” type the timing won’t make a difference, 55 minutes is still best. If you wanted to make a sort of garlic pork meal, you can buy store bought Smithfield roasted garlic marinated fresh pork or make your own blend and let them sit overnight to add flavor.

What marinades taste good on pork?

We have two favorites. You can find bottled sauces to soak it in of course or make our lemon pepper marinade or our teriyaki marinade are killer. Only a few hours are needed to soak beforehand but you can let them sit for up to 3 days if you wanted. Do this in a freezer bag, and flip daily if left for a while.

What to Serve With Smithfield Pork Loin in Oven

Quick and easy meal idea you can make with fresh vegetables in air fryer or Instant Pot potatoes and carrots in less than 30 minutes.

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How to Cook Smithfield Pork Tenderloin

How to cook Smithfield pork tenderloin with dry rub in the oven until fork tender. Protein packed dinner with a ton of flavor and moist.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, dry rub, oven, pork tenderloin
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 218kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

  • 1 Bowl to mix dry rub
  • 1 sheet pan or casserole dish

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with non stick aluminum foil. In a small dish mix together all of the dry seasonings.
  • Blot the outside of the loin dry with a paper towel and then drizzle and coat outside with olive oil.
  • Coat outside with dry rub mixture and lay on baking sheet. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until internal temp reads 145 degrees F.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

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Nutrition Facts
How to Cook Smithfield Pork Tenderloin
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 255mg11%
Potassium 467mg13%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 167IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How to Cook Smithfield Pork Tenderloin
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