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Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin- Gluten Free/ Dairy Free


This is the first post in a new series I am starting called Everday Meals. My goal is to bring you healthy, easy, kid-friendly meals. These are meals you can make at the last minute when your not sure what else to cook but meals that your family will love!

This meal just happens to be gluten free/ dairy free when you use gluten free soy sauce. It can also be converted to paleo by just subing in coconut aminos for the soy. Coconut aminos are much milder so you would probably want to double it.

This meal came together so quick- the meat was frozen an hour before we ate!

Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin

1/3 c. honey

4 Tbsp. soy sauce (I used gluten free)

6 cloves of garlic

1 1/2 Tbsp toasted sesame seed oil

1 tsp. ground ginger

2 Tbsp white rice vinegar

2 pork tenderloins (1.7 lbs)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Sear tenderloins on stovetop. Place in a deep 9"x13" pan. Mix all ingredients and por in pan. Coat the meat with sauce. Bake tenderloin for 12-15 minutes.

Don't overcook! The pork should reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Let pork sit for 5 minutes before slicing.

Alterations to the recipe:

-The tenderloins I used were very small most come in a pack around three lbs. If this is the case be sure to double your ingredients.

-You can make this in the crockpot!!!! Sear the meat and put everyhting in to the crockpot and cook on low for 3-4 hours on low or 6-8 hours on high depending on the amount of meat you are cooking.


I served this dish with white jasmine rice and vegetable stir fry. To make the stirfry: I cut up vegeatbles (squash, onion, mushrooms) and got my pan very hot with oil in it. Then add your vegetables and cook until desired doneness. Then at the last minute add soy sauce to taste and 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar.