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Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin

This recipe for Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin has been a family-favorite for years.

Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin

It’s very easy to make, and the recipe turns out some excellent, tender pork medallions.  It’s always a big hit for dinner!

Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin Recipe

So when your family is tired of chicken (like mine!!), make some pork tenderloin for them.  You know- the “other” white meat!

Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin Recipe -

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

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
  • 1 tablespoons brown sugar
  • about 1 teaspoon 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, oil, honey and brown sugar.  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. Drain the marinade from the bag. Place the tenderloin on a roasting pan and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  5. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest portion registers 145 degrees.
  6. 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 (recipe divided by 6) Calories 177, Total Fat 4.4g, Saturated Fat 1.9g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 444g, Potassium 15.3mg, Carbohydrates 8.5g, Dietary Fiber .1g, Sugar 7.3g, Protein 25.8g
  • Weight Watchers Points:  Freestyle SmartPoints 4, Original SmartPoints:  4, PointsPlus: 4, Old Program:  4

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9 Responses to “Honey Sesame Pork Tenderloin”

  1. postedSep 13, 2011 9:15 PM

    Excellent- glad to hear you liked this one!

  2. postedMay 17, 2016 6:21 AM

    Love pork and this recipe sounds so good. Thank you.

  3. postedMay 17, 2016 8:07 AM

    Oh yum! Always love a different twist on a pork tenderloin – looove the addition of sesame seeds. Great flavor and slight crunch! 

  4. postedMay 17, 2016 3:06 PM

    Love this pork recipe. Been making it for about 5 years. I got it from a lovely old Italian lady. Some times I have it with a good blue-cheese spread.  If  you spread it on the pork as soon as comes out of the pan it melts over the pork. YUMMY

  5. postedJun 7, 2016 6:46 PM

    I made this tonight for my husband and son, and they both liked it very much. It was simple to prepare, but needed to be cooked longer and at a higher temperature in my oven to be done.

  6. postedJun 16, 2016 9:32 AM

    Do you cook this covered or uncovered in the oven??

  7. postedJun 18, 2016 8:13 AM

    What if you don’t have fresh ginger on hand….just the powder. Is that OK?

    • postedJun 21, 2016 9:55 AM

      Probably… but use a bit less.

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