Sous vide pork tenderloin is one of my favorite meals to cook. I like it cooked at 140°F (60°C) I feel is the most tender temperature that still has a "traditional" look and texture. Sous vide pork is safe as low as 130°F (54.4°C) but I find it to taste a little too "raw" for my liking. For a more traditional, semi-dry pork tenderloin I recommend 147°F (63.9°C), though it's a little too dry for my preferences.
The time you need to cook a pork tenderloin is dependent on the temperature you are using and the thickness of the thickest part. I prefer to pasteurize my pork, just to be on the safe side, but many people don't. You can find the sous vide time for pasteurizing pork or use my sous vide timing ruler. For most pork tenderloins it'll take around 2 to 4 hours.
If you like this recipe you can get more than 85 other inspiring recipes to get you on your way to sous vide success. It's all in my best selling book Modernist Cooking Made Easy: Sous Vide - Get Your Copy Today!
Enjoying sous vide cooking? My free Exploring Sous Vide course will help you get the most out of sous vide. You can start consistently creating amazing food with sous vide today!
Preheat the water bath to your desired temperature.
Salt and pepper the pork tenderloin and add any seasoning rub you prefer, then seal in a sous vide bag. Place the sous vide bag in the water bath and cook for 2 to 4 hours, until pasteurized.
For more information on the cooking times you can read my detailed article which addresses why is there a range in sous vide cooking times.
Take the sous vide bag out of the water bath and remove the pork tenderloin from the bag. Dry it off thoroughly with a paper towel or dish cloth. Quickly sear the pork tenderloin for 1 to 2 minutes per side, until just browned, then remove it from the heat and place onto a plate with any salads or sides.
Healthy Sous Vide is the latest cookbook from Jason Logsdon, the best selling author of 10 sous vide and modernist cookbooks, and it shares many of his favorite recipes developed over the years so you can eat nutritious, flavor-packed meals that taste amazing. If you are a looking for a way to boost the flavor of your healthy meals, this book will help you create amazing food that your friends and family will love!