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Brown Butter Pork Tenderloin

Brown Butter Pork Tenderloin is a moist, rich, and delicious skillet meal perfect to make any night of the week. Seared on both sides with a seasoned rub and then basted in a golden brown butter sauce the taste is sensational.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Brown butter pork tenderloin, Skillet Meal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 411kcal
Author Shannon


  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 2 tbsp butter

For the Rub:

  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar

Brown Butter Sauce:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 3 kiwis sliced for garnish optional


Preheat oven to 400 degrees

    Add all ingredients for rub in a shallow bowl and mix to combine. Dab pork off with a paper towel and pierce several times with a fork. Press on rub firmly to coat all sides of the pork.

      Over medium-high heat melt 2 tbsp of butter in a heavy skillet. Add pork and sear on all sides, approximately 1 minute each.

        Place the skillet in oven and cook pork for 20 minutes. Make the brown butter sauce. Add all ingredients to a small saucepan and cook over low heat for 5-8 minutes until butter turns a light golden brown.

          Remove skillet from oven and cover pork with foil and let rest 5 minutes. Baste with brown butter sauce and garnish with sliced kiwis. Serve warm.


            Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 895mg | Potassium: 463mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1075IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.1mg