5-Ingredient Cajun Pork Tenderloin Recipe Cooks in About 20 Minutes by Donna John
Take one bite of this sweet and spicy Cajun pork tenderloin and you’ll want to say, “Laissez les bon temps rouler!” Let the good times roll! With only five ingredients, this flavor-packed pork recipe will be on repeat for family dinners.
Fun Fact: Eating pork on New Year's Day is said to bring luck and progress. This succulent pork tenderloin recipe will bring you flavor for days!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 to 30 minutes
- 1 1/2 - 2 pounds pork tenderloin
- 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning (I use Tony Chachere’s)
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/4 cup apricot preserves
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Here’s how to make it:
- Combine the Cajun seasoning and brown sugar.
- In another bowl, combine apricot preserves and Dijon mustard.
- Put the tenderloin in a baking pan lined with foil (makes cleanup easier) and sprinkle with salt. Rub the brown sugar mixture all over the meat.
- Cook in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes, brushing often with the apricot-Dijon mixture, until it reaches 140 degrees F.
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