Marinated Baked Pork

Super Easy Marinated Baked Pork

Pork can be a versatile meat that can be cooked many different ways. Make this marinade with common ingredients for a delicious marinated pork dinner.

Lately, pork has been our go-to meat, even over our usual chicken. But coming up with different ways to make it hasn’t always been the easiest. In particular, I don’t always have a good way to make marinated pork. I’m not great at coming up with new marinades but this one worked well.

I like to get the large pork tenderloins from the freezer section and work with those. They stay so moist and are easy to bake in the oven or slice and fry or grill. Sometimes, when I want something really easy, we get the ones that are already marinaded.


But when I am feeling more adventurous, I’ll buy one of the plain pork tenderloins and try something new. This time, it was a simple soy sauce and dijon mustard based marinade. I based it loosely on the marinade we use for Steak and Shrimp Kabobs.

The pork only sat in the marinade for a couple of hours this time. I didn’t have a plan for the pork when I first bought it. I prefer to marinate the meat immediately when it goes into the freezer. The meat soaks up the flavors since it pulls the moisture in as it freezes, and then as it thaws the meat is already in the marinade.

Once you have your marinated pork, you can cook it on the grill, on the stovetop (such as Brown Sugar Glazed Pork), or bake it in the oven. The oven is the best choice when you are looking for a quick and easy meal. You can put it in, set a timer, and walk away.

Step by Step

No matter which way you do it, marinading when you freeze, marinading overnight, just a couple hours before cooking, or as you are baking, the first thing you need to do is make your marinade. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, soy sauce, garlic, and mustard. Add in just a bit of salt and pepper to taste.

Add the pork loin to the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.

When you are ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350. Place the pork loin in a 9×13 baking dish and pour the rest of the marinade over it.

Bake the pork for about 45-60 minutes, until the pork is cooked through. The time may vary depending on the thickness of the pork loin.

Recipe

Marinated Baked Pork

Super Easy Marinated Baked Pork

Pork can be a versatile meat that can be cooked many different ways. Make this marinade with common ingredients for a delicious marinated pork dinner.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dijon mustard, pork, soy sauce
Servings: 6
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 3 tbsp dijon honey mustard
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 2 lb pork tenderloin

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, soy sauce, minced garlic, dijon mustard, salt and pepper
  • Add the pork and marinade for at least one hour
  • When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350
  • Put the pork in a glass baking dish and pour remaining marinade over the top
  • Bake for about 45-60 minutes or until the pork is cooked through
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Nutrition Facts
Super Easy Marinated Baked Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 282 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 98mg33%
Sodium 656mg27%
Potassium 614mg18%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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50 thoughts on “Super Easy Marinated Baked Pork”

  1. I have never really experimented with pork outside of pork chops… I have never tried a tenderloin, this looks really good. Great meal idea for when I’m feeling stumped!

  2. I never know what I’m going to do with the meat that I buy either. I do however like the idea of mixing up a sauce and doing it ahead of time and freezing it together. That’s a great idea.

    1. I just did that with all our chicken for the week. We have two bags frozen in Italian marinade, one in balsamic vinaigrette, and one that I cut up because I know I will need it cut up when I make the meal.

  3. I bet the taste was really good! I will prepare this for the coming weekend! My family will be happy for sure.

    1. We make pork for the same reason! Chicken is our favorite meat, but sometimes we want something different. And pork is the only other meat that I know my boys will eat almost any way I make it.

  4. amazing and mouth-watering recipe. I have never cooked pork but would like to try it out. Marinated meat is always great and tasty. Bookmarked the page. Thanks for sharing

  5. So once a month I invite my family over for a big Sunday dinner. I’m going to try this for the next one!

    1. Some of my recipes have a lot, and other times I go for simple ingredients. I like meals like this when we have busy nights after school and I don’t have a lot of time to prep a meal.

  6. I am not a fan of pork, but this looks amazing. My kids love pork though, so I will definitely be trying this recipe and see if they like it.

    1. Yes! You need at least that hour, but even more time is preferable. I just made it again this weekend with family here and let it marinade for hours while we went to the zoo and it was so good because the flavors of the marinade had time to really soak into the pork.

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