Pork Tenderloin with Honey Garlic Sauce

March 17, 2024

Pork Tenderloin seasoned with a rub, seared until golden then oven baked in an incredible Honey Garlic Sauce until it’s sticky on the outside and juicy on the inside! A quick and easy pork fillet recipe with high returns for very minimal effort.


  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Other:
  • Total Time: 35 min
  • Servings: 5
  • Yield:


  • 2 pork tenderloin (pork fillet), 500g/1lb each
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil (or butter)
  • 3 garlic cloves , very finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
Honey Garlic Sauce
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce, light or all purpose
  • 1/2 cup honey (or maple syrup)


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  2. Mix Sauce ingredients together.
  3. Mix Rub ingredients then sprinkle over the pork.
  4. Heat oil in a large oven proof skillet over high heat. Add pork and sear until golden all over.
  5. When pork is almost seared, push to the side, add garlic and cook until golden.
  6. Pour sauce in. Turn pork once, then immediately transfer to the oven.
  7. Roast 15 – 18 minutes or until the internal temperature is 68C / 155F.
  8. Remove pork onto plate, cover loosely with foil and rest 5 minutes.
  9. Place skillet with sauce on stove over medium high heat, simmer rapidly for 3 minutes until liquid reduces down to thin syrup.
  10. Remove from stove, put pork in and turn to coat in sauce.
  11. Cut pork into thick slices and serve with sauce


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  • 2024-03-22 – Made per instructions and this was very good. I only used 1 tenderloin for two of us and it still took about 10 minutes more time to cook. Probably hadn’t gotten to room temperature yet when I popped into the oven.