whole porkThis is not up for discussion. Pork tenderloin is one of the best dinners in the world and if you disagree with me you’re wrong. We have already established that we are all busy and, yet, concerned about the health of our families. Let me break this thing down for ya…

1. It is HEALTHY! This is one of the leanest cuts of pork out there. If you are concerned about the (very) little fat that is on the tenderloin trim it off. If you grill it, the little bit of fat drips off anyway. (Don’t buy the crappy pre-seasoned varities. They suck and are less healthy than the all natural kind.)

2. It is CHEAP! Depending on where you shop and where you live, it is pretty well priced. I try to wait for it to go on sale and buy multiples. Last week I got it from Peapod and paid $3.99/lb.

3. It is EASY! Either sear it in the pan and finish in the oven or pop it on the grill. Even the ‘fattys’ only take 30 min. total. Throw a real quick dry rub on and you’re done. The ones I made tonight I rubbed with salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, red pepper flakes, and brown sugar. Don’t worry about exact measurements. Eye ball it and be done. (If you need further directions let me know, I don’t mind)

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4. It is DELISH! I love this dinner. In fact, it is one of the only ones where I have to force myself to stop eating. I could easily give myself the meat-sweats. So juicy (cook to 145 and let rest for 10 mins. before you slice), so tender, and so flavorful. Remember, there is not a lot of fat, so not over-cooking is crucial. People usually say they don’t like pork because it is dry. Let me tell you, if it is dry- you cooked it wrong. The next day I usually eat it cold with a little mix of mayo and spicy mustard. You could also pan fry the slices in a little butter or coconut oil. DROOL!

I hope I have changed your mind and therefore your ways.