If you are tired of dried out pork at dinner time you need to try my Sous Vide Pork Tenderloin Recipe. It is one of the easiest preparation methods for pork tenderloin and it comes out moist and perfect every time!
My entire family loves pork tenderloin for dinner but I always forget how long it takes to cook. One of our tried and true methods is to sear it and then finish it in the oven. But even that takes 45 minutes and trying to get into the kitchen right at 5:15 to sear the meat can be challenging.
During the school year that is homework time and during the summer we like to go to the pool. Being able to sous vide the pork means that I can get it started earlier in the day and then give it a quick sear right before serving. Sous vide pork tenderloin only takes a few minutes of hands-on time so I can spend more time with my family.
How to Make Sous-Vide Pork Tenderloin
It's very easy to sous-vide pork. You just seal it in a bag with seasonings of your choice and cook in a water bath with your sous-vide.
What seasonings do I need for pork tenderloin?
I only add a bit of whole grain mustard, rosemary, and salt to this pork recipe. That is all it needs.
Do I need sous-vide bags?
Sous-vide bags don't leak the way using regular plastic zipper bags do when sous vide cooking.
They are completely airtight and can go right from the freezer to the hot water bath. The thick multi-layer sous-vide bags prevent tearing while cooking and help the meat not to float up in the hot water bath.
But, you don't absolutely need them. Regular zipper seal bags can also work.
Do I need to sear the pork?
See how great that pork looks already? If you are short on time you can skip the searing step and just serve it right after you remove it from the sous-vide bag. Still delicious!
I do like the golden crust you get from quickly searing it. And the pan sauce is excellent on top of keto mashed cauliflower!
- Preheat the sous vide water bath to 145.
- Put the pork tenderloins, mustard, rosemary, and salt into a gallon sized sous vide bag. Mix around the pork and the seasonings until they are coated evenly. Seal the bag using the vacuum sealer.
- Add the vacuum sealed pork tenderloins to the water bath. Cook for 4 hours.
- Preheat a large skillet to medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Remove the sous-vide bag from the water bath. Cut open the sous-vide bag and add the pork to the hot skillet. Save the cooking liquid. Sear the pork, turning every few minutes, until browned. Remove from the skillet and let rest for 5 minutes.
- Add the cooking liquid to the skillet. Deglaze the pan and simmer until the sauce is reduced by half. Serve the pan sauce with the pork.
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