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Do you ever need a weeknight meal that's a little on the gourmet side yet still quick and easy? Pork tenderloin is a versatile meat than can be prepared in a variety of ways. I decided to do a quick pan saute and then braise (cover the pan to let it steam) since my tenderloin pieces were fairly thick. Mustard pork tenderloin makes a weeknight meal feel special. Hope you enjoy this recipe! What's your favorite way to cook pork tenderloin?
Crunchy Thyme and Mustard Pork Tenderloin
- 1 pound pork tenderloin
- 1-2 tablespoons brown mustard (or your favorite type)
- ½ teaspoon crushed thyme
- ½ cup to 1 cup panko bread crumbs
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
- Slice pork into ¼ to ½ inch slices.
- Spread a small amount of mustard on each pork slice.
- Salt and pepper each slice and sprinkle evenly with crushed thyme.
- Turn pork slices over and repeat seasoning process.
- Place panko crumbs in a bowl and firmly press each slice into crumbs to coat.
- Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat and add pork slices.
- Cook until browned then turn slices to brown evenly (approx.5 minutes per side).
- Cover pan and lower heat to steam pork (approx. 10 minutes depending on thickness of pork until thermometer registers 145 degrees). Serve.