Pork Tenderloin Meal

Mommy Gio shares a super simple supper with us tonight!

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Pork Tenderloin Meal

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 35 minutes


  • 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


  1. says

    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. :-(

      • says

        @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. :-(

    • Lauren says

      @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.

  2. LisaE says

    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.

  3. Michelle says

    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

  4. says

    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!

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