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How long do I cook this pork tenderloin?

Ok here's the recipe:
It calls for bnls pork loin roast - I could not find that at the store so I got pork tenderloin... I thought it was the same thing but my dad used to work for a meat company and said it was different... I didn't want to call the butcher & go thru all that with having him custom cut me something b/c my girl was with me and getting antsy.
1st of all: will pork tenderloin work?
2nd of all: I bought 1/2 the poundage the recipe calls for. This website has a nifty feature where you can adjust the amount of an ingredient and it changes the rest of the ingredients accordingly... but it doesn't change the cook time. Do I cut the cook time in 1/2 too? I don't have a meat thermometer to tell when it's done.
Sorry.. I know there's a lot of balls up in the air with this one. <:)


Asked by MamaLisa1976 at 6:17 PM on Sep. 15, 2010 in Food & Drink

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Answers (5)
  • I think you will be fine with your cut of meat. I would cut back the time some and check it. Cut into it with a knife right in the middle. The juices should run clear. If it's not clear then continue to cook for another 10 min repeat until you have clear juices.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 6:22 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Groovy. That's what I was gonna do but I'm afraid I'll overcook. :P

    Comment by MamaLisa1976 (original poster) at 6:26 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • A pork tenderloin should cook in 40 mins or so, maybe less. I'd check it after 30 mins.

    Answer by EmilyandIsaac at 6:54 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • It's about 2.5 lbs, I just cut into it a bit ago and it still looked ever-so-slightly bloody so I'm waiting a bit longer. It's been in about an hour at 350. Maybe I'll take it out... will it cook a little still after taken out of the oven?

    Comment by MamaLisa1976 (original poster) at 7:15 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Nevermind it's done. Maybe a tad on the dry side, but thanks for your help ladies!! :)

    Comment by MamaLisa1976 (original poster) at 7:51 PM on Sep. 15, 2010