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Pork Tenderloin with Maple Garlic Sauce is seasoned, seared and baked in a mouthwatering sauce until it’s sticky on the outside and juicy on the inside. |

Pork Tenderloin with Maple Garlic Sauce

  • Author: jzmcbride
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4


Trust me – Pork Tenderloin with Maple Garlic Sauce will knock your socks off. The meat is seasoned with a spice rub, seared until golden and then baked in a mouthwatering Maple Garlic Sauce until it’s sticky on the outside and juicy on the inside. You’re going to want to eat the sauce with a spoon. It’s a one-pan recipe that is fancy enough for company and easy enough for a weeknight dinner.


  • pork tenderloin, approximately 2 pounds
  • olive oil, 1 tablespoon
  • fresh garlic, 3 cloves, minced

Pork Tenderloin Spice Rub

  • garlic powder, 1 teaspoon
  • smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Maple Garlic Sauce

  • apple cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons
  • soy sauce or coconut aminos, 2 tablespoons
  • maple syrup, 1/2 cup


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Mix sauce ingredients together.
  3. Sprinkle rub ingredients over the pork tenderloin.
  4. Heat olive oil in an oven-proof skillet (I like cast iron) over medium high heat. Add pork tenderloin and sear, turning frequently until it’s lightly browned all over. 
  5. Add garlic to skillet and saute for 30 seconds.
  6. Pour sauce into skillet and flip the pork so that it’s fully coated.
  7. Transfer the skillet to the oven and roast for 18 – 20 minutes, until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 150F.
  8. Remove skillet from oven and put the cooked tenderloin on a cutting board to rest while you finish the sauce.
  9. Put the skillet back on the stovetop and boil the sauce for a few minutes until it’s reduced by half.
  10. Slice the pork tenderloin into one-inch pieces and drizzle on the sauce.
  11. Use any extra sauce on top of roasted vegetables or potatoes.


  • Pork tenderloin is different from pork loin. Tenderloin is longer and thinner.
  • If you don’t have apple cider vinegar you can substitute white wine vinegar, white vinegar or rice vinegar.
  • You can substitute honey for the maple syrup but the sauce will be sweeter.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: recipe
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: pork, pork tenderloin, one pan meal, skillet supper, maple garlic sauce