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Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin

plate of perfectly cooked air fryer pork tenderloin

Air-Fryer Pork Tenderloin: A Perfect Blend of Sweet and Tangy

Discover the art of cooking a flavorful, tender pork tenderloin using an air fryer. This recipe blends sweet and tangy elements for a mouthwatering experience.

Ingredients and Their Magic

Creating the Perfect Rub:

  • Brown Sugar: 1 tablespoon, adding a subtle sweetness.

  • Dijon Mustard: 2 teaspoons, for a sharp tang.

  • Balsamic Vinegar: 1 teaspoon, infusing a deep, rich flavor.

  • Seasoning Mix: Garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, each at ½ teaspoon, combined with ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of ground pepper for a balanced spice profile.

  • Pork Tenderloin: 1 pound, trimmed, acting as the star of the dish.

Cooking Steps: Simple Yet Effective

Achieving the Perfect Tenderloin:

  1. Preparation: Start by preheating the air fryer to 400°F for optimal cooking conditions.

  2. Spice Rub Creation: Mix the brown sugar, mustard, vinegar, and all spices in a bowl.

  3. Applying the Rub: Dry the pork tenderloin with paper towels, then evenly apply the spice mixture.

  4. Air Frying: Cook the pork in the air fryer until it reaches the ideal internal temperature of 145°F, ensuring a tender and juicy result.

  5. Resting: Allow the pork to rest post-cooking to retain its juices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use a larger pork tenderloin?

A: Yes, you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly for larger cuts.

Q: Is it necessary to let the meat rest?

A: Allowing the pork to rest after cooking ensures it remains juicy and flavorful.

Q: Can I use different spices in the rub?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with your favorite herbs and spices for a personalized touch.

Q: Is this recipe suitable for meal prep?

A: Yes, this pork tenderloin is excellent for meal prep and can be enjoyed throughout the week.

With this air-fryer pork tenderloin recipe, you're set to enjoy a deliciously cooked meal that's both easy to prepare and packed with flavor. It's a perfect choice for a family dinner or a special occasion, offering a gourmet experience right from your kitchen.

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