Pork Tenderloin Meal

by tdomf_91172 on August 3, 2010

Mommy Gio shares a super simple supper with us tonight!


2 lb. Pork Tenderloin ($2.98)
Spices or Rub - Italian seasoning or all-purpose seasoning or jerk seasoning or whatever you like!
2 lb. Potatoes ($0.40)
2 cans Green Beans ($1.20)


Season your Tenderloin to your likings and put in oven at 400 degrees for 35 min, or until meat thermometer reaches 160 degrees.

Let sit 5 min before cutting.

Cook potatoes to your liking.

Cook green beans as directed on can or package.

Total $4.58 (plus a few cents for spices)

Mommy Gio is a SAHM of 3 under the age of 4 trying to be frugal and keep life as easy as possible.

Photo Credit: Stephee

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

The Downhome Diva (aka MrsD05) August 3, 2010 at 8:44 pm

That looks yummy but I do have to say waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! :-( When my husband and I first got married, almost 5 years ago, I made pork tenderloin nearly every week because at $1.99/lb it was one of the cheaper cuts of meat. Then prices went crazy and it is around $4.00 A POUND! I sometimes see them on “sale” for $3.00 a pound. I miss pork tenderloin. :-(


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom August 3, 2010 at 8:58 pm

@The Downhome Diva (aka MrsD05),

Wow…that’s a huge price jump! It’s on sale here this week for $1.99/lb. Bummer :(


The Downhome Diva (aka MrsD05) August 3, 2010 at 10:17 pm

@Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom, It happened all of a sudden and without any warning. I really don’t know why. I’ve talked to several people about it, including my mom & mother-in-law and we all agree that it is the strangest thing. You can still get other cuts of pork sorta cheap but I have noticed that everything went up over the last year.

I always think it is so interesting to read about the differences in prices around the country. There isn’t even a reason for most of them!

Sorry for venting in my previous comment. I just really miss pork tenderloin. :-(


Jill August 3, 2010 at 10:19 pm

Same thing here, I was just telling my hubby the other day how much the price on the pork tenderloins has gone up the past couple years. Used to be a cheap go to.

Erin, where did you find it for 1.99?

@The Downhome Diva (aka MrsD05),


Lauren August 4, 2010 at 5:08 am

@The Downhome Diva (aka MrsD05), I’m in the same boat. I live in Richmond, VA & just bought pork tenderloin yesterday at Sam’s Club for $3.77/lb (that’s the cheapest place I can find it even with regular grocery store sales). My family loves pork tenderloin, but with the price being so high, we don’t eat it very often. Sure wish I could find it for $1.99/lb. I would fill my entire freezer with just pork if I could find it for that price.


LisaE August 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm

We eat a lot of pork. Pork prices are usually pretty reasonable when on sale around here…same with chicken. Beef prices are high-the cheapest is $2.99/lb and that doesn’t happen often. We eat pork so often I am tired of it but always looking for a new twist to make with it since we eat it more than any other meat.


Michelle August 3, 2010 at 10:02 pm

What are the red dots around the plate? Looks like a sauce for the meat? Just curious, I don’t eat pork, but my parent’s do every so often and they need meal ideas. TIA


FoodontheTable August 4, 2010 at 3:00 pm

This looks so simple! I love that this meal has 4 ingredients.


cassie-b August 4, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Your recipe sounds great. And I just love pork. Thanks
Just a little FYI – I’m sitting here with your $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook.
Great reading!


beezy f September 23, 2010 at 9:36 am

u must be a slut


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