Local Recipes - Pork Tenderloin

| 28 Sep 2011 | 03:04

    Courtesy of Candis Finan, Superintendent, Delaware Valley School District One thing on which most Americans agree is that a traditional holiday meal starts with a plump and juicy turkey. The basic side dishes are also well established - stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce. But each of us also has a favorite special holiday dish or a special way of preparing one of the classics, and the recipes for them are handed down from generation to generation. Here are some of those favorites, courtesy of people you may know. This roast is not only easy to prepare and cook, but has a tangy flavor. Prep Time: approximately 5 minutes. Cook Time: approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. 1 Bottle of Creamy Italian Dressing 3 Pounds pork tenderloin 2 Cans of pork gravy 1. Place the pork tenderloin in a large freezer bag. Pour the Creamy Italian Dressing over the entire pork. Seal tightly. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight. 2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 3. Place tenderloin in a roasting pan, pouring the marinate all around the meat. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. 4. Uncover, flip, and recover the meat. Place roast back in oven for 1 hour more, or until meat reaches and internal temperature of 160 degrees F. 5. Transfer roast to serving platter. 6. Pour the cans of pork gravy in the roasting pan, mixing with the creamy Italian dressing. Slice the roast and place the slices back into the roasting pan. Cover with aluminum foil and place back in the oven for 15 minutes to heat the gravy through. 7. Transfer roast back to serving platter and serve with gravy.