Maple dijon pork tenderloin makes an easy weeknight dinner that’s flavorful and kid friendly.
My kids eat a lot of chicken and turkey for dinner and Mondays we eat plant-based dinners, but every so often I like to mix it up and offer them something different. This week I made Maple Dijon Glazed Pork Tenderloin, a recipe I was first introduced to from my fabulous mother in law. I had no idea how they would react to it, but to my surprise, both of my little ones devoured it and my four year old asked for seconds! It’s a simple meal that takes 10 minutes to prepare and cooks for a little over an hour. So if you get home early enough during the week, it’s an easy weeknight meal.
Maple Dijon Glazed Pork Tenderloin
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 3 tbsp gluten free dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 lbs pork tenderloin boneless
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place the pork in a shallow pan. I use a 13x9 pyrex pan.
- Mix all ingredients together and pour over the pork.
- Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, until the inside temperature reaches 145 degrees.
- Remove the pork from the oven and let it sit for 10 minutes.
- Slice the pork and serve on a platter with a gravy boat of the extra glaze.
Toddler Twist: If you’re serving a little one that is not quite old enough to chew well, blend one serving of pork and rice (or oatmeal) adding a tsp of the glaze and one tsp of water at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Also consider adding in some pureed broccoli for a vitamin boost.