What temperature to cook a pork tenderloin at?
What temperature do you normally cook a pork tenderloin at? I was searching on the internet and saw anywhere from 325°F (165°C) to 450°F (230°C) and couldn't seem to find a good answer.
Also, does it depend on how long you want to cook it or in how you prepare it before cooking?
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With a pork tenderloin:
Season the meat, sear all sides in a very hot pan, and then finish in the oven at 350°F (175°C) degrees until the internal temp. hits 145°F (63°C). Then let it sit for 10 minutes, and cut 'er up.
If you need it done faster, a higher oven temp will accomplish this, but may compromise quality. But like I said, for a tenderloin, you don't want too low, or too high. Just watch the internal temperature, that is the key.
I like the BBQ option as well, but the books I've looked at always say to cook pork to 170 which I find makes it a little too dry for my liking. I'll have to try your idea of pulling it at 145 and letting it sit. Do you do anything to keep it from getting too cold?