Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin

This recipe for Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin is a family-favorite.  It’s very easy to make, turns out some excellent, tender pork medallions, and it’s always a big hit for dinner!

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 min

Cook Time: 30 min

Honey- Sesame Pork Tenderloin


1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup sesame seeds


1. Rinse the pork and pat dry- remove the silverskin (if still there). Trim any fat. Place in large ziploc freezer bag.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, garlic, ginger and oil.  Pour the marinade over the tenderloin and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

3. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

4. Mix honey and brown sugar in shallow dish. Set aside.

5. Drain the marinade from the bag. Roll the tenderloin in the honey mixture until well-coated. Roll in sesame seeds.

6. Place the tenderloin on a V-rack with a drip pan. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 145 degrees.

7. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, then slice into medallions and serve immediately.


*If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use a brand of soy sauce that is known to be GF.

Nutritional Information Per Serving
Calories 262
Calories from Fat 77
Total Fat 8.5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 74mg
Sodium 415g
Potassium 499mg
Carbohydrates 21g
Dietary Fiber .85g
Sugar 18.5g
Net Carbs 20g
Protein 26g


SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

More pork tenderloin recipes you may enjoy:
Perfect Roasted Pork Tenderloin Recipe with Apples by Inspired Taste
Indonesian Pork Tenderloin by Tide and Thyme
Glazed Pork Tenderloin with Pineapple by RecipeGirl
Ginger-Lime Pork Tenderloin by Gimme Some Oven
Sweet and Sour Glazed Pork Tenderloin by A Family Feast

2 Responses to “Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin”

  1. postedSep 13, 2011 2:05 PM
    Linda Hielscher

    Hi Lori,
    I’m beginning to become a regular on your food site. I love your simple and delicious recipes. This one did not dissappoint and is very WW friendly. I made it the first time using a pork loin roast and cooked it on my gas grill. Tonight I am using pork tenderloin, my stomach is growling already. Thanks and keep the great recipes coming!

    • September 13th, 2011 @ 9:15 PM

      Excellent- glad to hear you liked this one!

Leave a Comment