Hormel Pork Tenderloin: The Ultimate Guide to Cooking it Right

Are you tired of staring aimlessly at your meat section, unsure of what to cook? We’ve all been there. That’s why I want to introduce you to a game-changer – the marinated Hormel pork loin tenderloin. These pre-marinated, pre-seasoned tenderloins are a lifesaver, lasting up to a month in the fridge. Say goodbye to those days when you forgot to defrost your meat or simply can’t decide what to cook.

Now, let’s talk about the best way to cook these mouthwatering tenderloins. While they are super quick in the oven, I highly recommend using a slow cooker for maximum tenderness. In less than two hours (sometimes even just 90 minutes), you’ll have a pork tenderloin that practically melts in your mouth.

What Makes Hormel Pork Tenderloin Special

Before we dive into the cooking process, let’s take a moment to appreciate the star of the show – the Hormel pork tenderloin. Now, there are different brands and flavors to choose from, but today we’ll be featuring the beloved apple bourbon tenderloin. Trust me, it’s a fan favorite!

Apple Bourbon Hormel Pork Loin

The Essential Ingredients

To make the perfect Hormel tenderloin, you’ll need a few key ingredients. First and foremost, you’ll need a crock pot or a slow cooker. Personally, I recommend the original crock pot brand, and if you want to make cleanup a breeze, use liners. However, they’re not necessary.

Next up, grab your Hormel pork tenderloin, or another brand and flavor of your choice. It’s all about finding what suits your taste buds best.

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Lastly, you’ll need some broth to keep the pork moist as it cooks. If you don’t have any broth on hand, you can substitute it with water. And if you’re not a fan of spicy or smoky flavors, a sprinkle of brown sugar on top will add a touch of sweetness.

Cooking the Hormel Marinated Pork Tenderloin in a Slow Cooker

Now, let’s get to the cooking process, which is as easy as it gets. Start by adding the broth or water to the bottom of your crock pot. Then, place the pork tenderloin in the pot, ensuring it’s fully immersed in the liquid. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the tenderloin and set the crock pot to low heat for 90 to 120 minutes. Once the pork is done, slice it into delectable pieces.

If you’re short on time or prefer to use the oven, preheat it to 435 degrees. Grease a baking tray, place the pork tenderloin on it, and bake for 25-30 minutes.

For those who own an air fryer, you can also cook the Hormel pork tenderloin in it. Simply follow the same process used with the slow cooker, adding the broth for extra moisture. Cook it for approximately 10 minutes and enjoy the tender results.

Explore More Tenderloin Recipes

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to make your own tenderloin, I’ve got you covered with some delicious recipes. Try my crock pot BBQ pork tenderloin, or if you prefer turkey, give my BBQ turkey tenderloin in the crock pot a go. For a different flavor profile, my Instant Pot turkey tenderloin with a garlic herb crust will tantalize your taste buds.

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Now that you’re armed with the knowledge of cooking a perfect Hormel pork tenderloin, it’s time to impress your friends and family with your culinary prowess. Don’t forget to visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ for more cooking inspiration and mouthwatering recipes. Happy cooking!