Looking for a delicious and easy way to cook a pork tenderloin? This recipe is it! Wrapped in prosciutto and glazed with a sweet and sticky balsamic glaze, the pork tender loin is juicy and loaded full of flavor. Serve up this Balsamic Glazed Pork Tenderloin for a scrumptious dinner recipe!
Pork tenderloin is a great cut of meat, but it can seem tricky at times and easy to dry out. Not with this recipe! Keeping it simple and delicious here.
A pork tenderloin can sometimes get confused for a pork loin – we’re going for the tenderloin here! It is a longer, skinnier and more tender cut of meat than the pork loin. The pork loin is much larger and thicker. This recipe can definitely be used for a pork loin, but the cooking time will need to be adjusted to make up for it’s size.
Since the pork tenderloin is skinnier in nature, that means it’s going to cook up quicker! Which means it is a great option for a weeknight dinner or a fancy holiday meal. It can go either way!
Wrapping the tenderloin in prosciutto really helps seal in all the flavor and juices – keeping it nice and juicy!
All you need to make a balsamic glaze is a saucepan and a little bit of time. The result is SO good! Balsamic vinegar gets simmered down with sugar and herbs creating a thickened, sticky sauce. It still has the classic tang from the vinegar, but sweetens up nicely as well. Adding in herbs takes it to the next level.
After the glaze has simmered and thickened, allowing it to cool to room temperature a bit will help it thicken even more. Plus, you don’t want to brush the pork tenderloin with a piping hot glaze. It would barely stick! The pork tenderloins are glazed before going into the oven, and then again halfway through the cooking process. When they come out of the oven, they are perfectly glazed, sticky and caramelized.
How to Serve
Once the pork tenderloin comes out of the oven, you are going to want to allow it to rest for 5-10 minutes. Resting the meat will keep all the juices sealed inside instead of running all over the cutting board.
Serving this pork tenderloin can go several different ways:
- Holiday /Date night able – the flavor of the glaze and the prosciutto make this pork tenderloin fancy enough for the holiday or date night table! Serve up with a side of Asiago Mashed Potatoes for the ultimate dish.
- Weeknight meal – perfect for a family dinner! Serve alongside some Roasted Broccolini for a complete meal.
- Meal prep – this recipe re-heats wonderfully! Would also be great as a salad topper.
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