Pork-Tenderloin-Recipe

Air fried Pork Tenderloin Recipe

This Air Fried Pork Tenderloin is so simple and easy to prepare. The pork is seasoned with a flavorful rub that infuses the meat with so much flavor. The Tenderloin is cooked in an air fryer in less than 30 minutes. It turns out crispy on the outside and juicy and incredibly tender. 

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Air fried Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Pork tenderloin is usually sold in two packages; I get mine from Cosco or Shop-rite if that helps. Each tenderloin was a pound, and I decided to make just one tenderloin for this recipe. If you do meal planning or you have a big family making two is a good idea. If you decide to cook two, my suggestion is to cook one at a time. It’s important not to confuse a pork tenderloin with a pork loin. A pork loin is wide in size. You can easily cut steak-like slices from it. It is perfect for slow-roasting or grilling. While the Pork Tenderloin is long and narrow. It’s excellent for cooking in a quick high heat.

To make this pork tenderloin, I use my air fryer. This is so practical and because the circulating hot air around the food gives the pork tenderloin a crispy exterior and a moist and tender interior.

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There are many different types of settings depending on the air fryer. I have a Nuwave Air Fryer. To make this pork tenderloin, I set up the watts to 1500 and 400 degrees. Remember to preheat for 5 minutes before using. Set the cooking time to 20 minutes.  

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The tenderloin is seasoned with a combination of brown sugar, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, ground mustard, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and avocado oil or olive oil. 

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The ingredients amounts for this rub are suggestions for two tenderloins ( about 2 pounds in total). If you make just 1 tenderloin (1 pound), use 1/2 of the rub mixture and save the rest for another day. The combinations of these spices can be saved and last longer if the oil is not added. I like to combine those spices and have them ready in a small airtight container. I recommend adding the oil at the time you are going to use the spices. Or you can use the recipe card feature to half the recipe. It’s pretty cool, and it will do the job for you. Let me know if you need some assistant using it. I will be glad to help you!

 If you like to use rubs, I’m sure you will love my recipe, The Most Flavorful Baked Chicken Leg Quarters. This is one of my most popular here on the blog and my Youtube channel. Thank you for the support!

Ingredients You’ll need:

  • Pork tenderloin (1 pound)
  • Avocado oil or olive oil 
  • Brown sugar
  • Smoked paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Ground mustard
  • Onion powder
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper

How to make Air fried Pork Tenderloin : 

Preparation Process:

The first step is to prepare the rub. In a small mixing bowl, combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon ground mustard, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ⅓ teaspoon black pepper, and ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper. Then, add 1 teaspoon of oil, combine and set aside. 

The first step is to prepare the wet rub. In a small mixing bowl combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 teaspoon salt,½ teaspoon ground mustard,½ teaspoon onion powder, ⅓ teaspoon black pepper, and ½ teaspoon cayenne powder. I save half of this mixture because I just making one tenderloin. 

Next, before rubbing the pork’s spices, it’s important to remove the “silver skin,” which is just the meat’s thin lining. It is extremely tough, and it has a chewy texture that is not very pleasant.  It also prevents the meat from absorbing all the flavors from the rub. Pat dry the tenderloin and rub the spices mixture over the meat, both sides. Once your meat is completely coated with the wet rub, place it into the air fryer basket.

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Cooking Process:

For my air fryer settings, I place the watts to 1500 and the temperature to 400°F(204°C).  Then, I set the cooking time to 20-22 minutes. It’s important to preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes. Place the basket into the air fryer and start cooking.

Air Fryer settings

Place the Pork Tenderloin into the basket and in the air fryer and start cooking.

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After 20-22 minutes, the pork is done. The internal temperature should be 145°- 165°F.  I suggest letting the tenderloin rest for at least 5 minutes.

In the meanwhile, let’s prepare a delicious sauce for the pork. 

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In a small container, combine 1 teaspoon avocado oil or olive oil, the juice of one lime,  2 garlic cloves, 1 small red onion (diced), salt, black pepper (to taste), and a pinch of oregano.  

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Then, place the mixture in a saucepan over medium-high heat. You can definitely mix it all in the saucepan. I just wanted to show you the mixture separately with a beautiful image, lol.  Bring the sauce to a simmer for about 5-10 minutes. Remove from the stove, and let the mixture cool down. Then, place it in a blender. The sauce is going to look creamy, and it is very delicious.   Delicious-Sauce-for-Pork-Tenderloin

Serve pork slices with some of this delicious sauce (optional) and some air-fried tostones. Yum! The sauce compliments the flavor of the pork so well. 

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This pork tenderloin came out soo…. good. Its flavorful, tender, and easy to make. And the leftovers are great for making sandwiches. It’s my husband favorite part 🙂

serve with the pork slices and some air-fried tostones Yum!

Below you will find a convenient printable recipe card. Please, feel free to leave any comments and/or suggestions. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Air-Fried-Pork-Tenderloin

Air fried Pork Tenderloin Recipe

EvelynEvelyn
This Air Fried Pork Tenderloin is so simple and easy to prepare. It is seasoned with a flavorful wet rub that infuses the tenderloin with so much flavor. The Tenderloin is cooked in an air fryer in less than 30 minutes. It turns out crispy on the outside and juicy and incredibly tender.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Dinner,
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 16 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 (1 pound) pork tenderloin
  • 1 teaspoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions
 

How to make Air fried Pork Tenderloin :

  • Preparation Process:
  • The first step is to prepare the wet rub. In a small mixing bowl combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 2 teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon ground mustard, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ⅓ teaspoon black pepper, and ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper. Then, add 1 teaspoon of oil, combine and set aside.
  • Next, before rubbing the spices on the pork, it’s important to remove the “silver skin” which is just the thin lining on the meat. It is extremely tough and it has a chewy texture that is not very pleasant. It also prevents the meat from absorbing all the flavors from the rub. Pat dry the tenderloin and rub the spices mixture over the meat, both sides. Once your meat is completely coated with the rub, is time to place it in the basket of the air fryer.
  • Cooking Process:
  • For the settings on my air fryer, I place the watts to 1500 and the temperature to 400°F(204°C). Then, I set the cooking time to 20 minutes. It’s important to preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes. Place the basket into the air fryer and start cooking.
  • Place the Pork Tenderloin into the basket and in the air fryer and start cooking.
  • After 20-22 minutes the pork is done. I suggest letting the tenderloin rest for at least 5 minutes.
  • in the meanwhile, let’s prepare a delicious sauce for the pork.
  • in a small container combine the avocado oil or olive oil, lime juice, minced garlic, 1 small red onion, salt, black pepper, and oregano.
  • Then, place the mixture in a saucepan over medium-high heat. You can definitely mix it all in the saucepan. I just wanted to show you the mixture separately with a beautiful image lol. Bring the sauce to a simmer for about 5 minutes. Let the mixture cool down and place it in a blender. the sauce is going to look creamy and it is very delicious. Serve the pork slice with some sauce (optional) and some air-fried tostones Yum! The sauce compliments the flavor of the pork so well.

Notes

  • The ingredients amounts suggestions for this rub is for two tenderloins ( about 2 pounds in total).
  • If you make just 1 tenderloin (1 pound), use 1/2 of the rub mixture and save the rest for another day. The combinations of these spices can be saved and last longer if the oil is not added. I like to combine those spices and have them ready in a small airtight container.
  • I recommend adding the oil at the time you are going to use the spices.

Nutrition

Calories: 16kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 583mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 483IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Air Fryer, Pork Tenderloin, Rub
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Air fried Pork Tenderloin

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