As 10 Minute Dinners continues to build it’s recipe repertoire, you will find an entire category on C.O.S.T. Cooking Meals. These recipes include meals which, if you don’t eat all the meat at one sitting, you will be able to cook once, but serve it twice (or three times), yet no one will consider them left overs. *See below for Take Two Meals
Similar to how I prepared my Southwest and Italian Chicken in my “What I did with 30 lbs of Chicken in a hour” post, this easy Asian Pork Tenderloin recipe takes the “freezer bag” concept to a new level. Very often, I purchase two pork tenderloins at one time, and use this concept to make one for dinner immediately, but mix the other tenderloin with its marinade in a ziplock bag and freeze for later use.
This is one of those recipes that you can use to impress even your biggest critiques and they will assume you spent hours in the kitchen. It’s also a pork recipe that all of our children love, and that’s not always the case. If the kids love it, it’s a winner.
(Tip for slicing the pork – always slice opposite the grain for nice smooth pieces.)
Recipe: Asian Pork Tenderloin
Summary: This simple Asian Pork Tenderloin recipe lends just the right hint of flavors and delivers a delicious tenderloin every time.
- 1/3 cup light soy sauce
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed (or prepared minced)
- 1 1/2 – 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- Mix first 8 ingredients together in strong freezer safe plastic bag.
- Place pork tenderloin in freezer bag and seal. Mix or “smoosh” all ingredients together in bag.
- Refrigerate overnight or place in freezer for future use.
- When ready to cook, place thawed pork mixture in glass baking dish.
- For oven use, bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until done.
- For grilling, discard liquid, and grill ten minutes per side (depending on size of meat. Check to make sure it’s done.)
- For crock pot use, place thawed pork mixture in crock pot and cook on low for 4+ hours on low or 3 hours on high. If still frozen, cook 6 hours on low and 4.5 on high, and add 1/4 cup of additional liquid to keep moist. Water will work.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30-40 minutes
Number of servings (yield): 6
C.O.S.T Cooking – Take Two Meals:
Serve on a bed of wild, brown, or white rice, steamed broccoli and garnish with grilled pineapple slices.
Slice leftover pork, reheat and place on a warm hoagie bun. Top with provolone cheese for a quick and hot sandwich. Broil the sandwich to melt the cheese if you like. Serve with some fresh vegetables for a well rounded meal.
Roll remaining pork, rice, broccoli and pineapple into large wraps.
Slice remaining pork and place on mixed salad greens. Top with your favorite dressing for a light and easy meal.