I can't just plain roast something - I always want to smother, marinate or add something to spice it up a bit. This pork tenderloin is salted, peppered, seared, brushed with dijon and sprinkled with a little brown sugar which goes so well with the pork. I really like pork tenderloin. It's lean and easy to cook.
Brown Sugar + Dijon Pork Tenderloin
splash grape seed oil
1 pork tenderloin, trimmed (its about 1 1/4 pound)
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1 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Heat oil in skillet over medium high heat. Season pork with salt and pepper. Sear on all sides until nicely browned, about 2 minutes each side. Brush all sides of pork with dijon mustard and sprinkle with brown sugar. Transfer to oven proof dish (line it with foil for easy clean up.) Roast until pork reaches 140 degrees, about 35 minutes. Remove from oven, rest 5 minutes and slice.