My family has been making this pork tenderloin recipe for the past thirty years, and it’s still a favorite. It’s easy, and many of the ingredients can be found in the fridge or pantry or are readily available at most grocery stores. For carnivores who are looking for a healthier option and want an alternative to chicken, pork tenderloin is a great choice. According to the USDA, one three-ounce serving has 160 calories, 22 grams of protein and only 8 grams of fat, which is comparable to a skinless chicken leg at 162 calories and 7.1 grams of fat.
The accompanying sauce calls to mind Arby’s “Horsey Sauce,” with its creamy texture and mild bite from the dry mustard and green onions.
Preparation and cooking time: about 1 ½ hours after marinating. Serves 8.
¼ cup soy sauce
¼ cup bourbon
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Marinate a 2 ½ to 3 pound pork tenderloin for several hours, turning occasionally.
Pre-heat oven to 325. Remove the meat from the marinade and bake for 1 hour.
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon dry mustard
2-3 chopped green onions
Carve the tenderloin into thin pieces and serve with sauce. Any vegetable or salad side dish works well with this recipe.
Kathy Schlaich is a frequent contributor to Forever Young and has written for publications throughout the US.