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Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Bourbon Gravy

With only a few minutes of prep, this easy to make pork tenderloin with mushroom bourbon gravy is impressive enough to even serve guests, but without any stress OR fuss.

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Oddly enough this recipe for pork tenderloin with mushroom gravy was inspired by a puzzle on the game show Wheel of Fortune.

Sometimes you just never know where your very best inspiration will be coming from next! LOL!

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**Please Note – The printable recipe card with detailed instructions, complete ingredient measurements, and nutritional information for making Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Gravy is available at the end of this post. 

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The easy ingredient list;

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What is the proper temperature for cooked pork?

There seems to be some debate as to what the proper internal temperature for cooked pork should be. But now because of safer animal health and inspection practices, thankfully, that is changing over time.

Years ago, when people were afraid of contracting trichinosis from eating undercooked pork, pork was to be cooked to an internal temperature of 160-degrees, leaving it white, dry, and completely tasteless.

These days, the safe and proper internal temperature for pork products such as roasts and tenderloins (as recommended by the USDA and The National Pork Board) is 145-degrees Fahrenheit (still slightly pink in color), followed by a three-minute rest before consuming.

This lower internal temperature ensures a more tender and flavorful pork product and a much more enjoyable eating experience.

*Note – ground pork, however, should still be cooked until no signs of pink appear, and a temperature of 160-degrees.

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Can other mushrooms be used for the gravy, or even left out altogether?

Sure. If you’re not a fan of mushrooms, feel free to leave them out entirely.

Make the roux (cooked flour and butter) in the skillet, but without the mushrooms. Add the stock, and bourbon, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally to thicken.

Any mushrooms that are your favorite will work in this recipe. Go wild and have fun!

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The easy instructions for making Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Bourbon Gravy;

  • Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  • Place the pork tenderloin in the baking dish which has been sprayed with olive oil spray.
  • Season the pork liberally with salt and pepper.
  • Place the tenderloin in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet.
  • Add the chopped onions and sliced mushrooms.
  • Sautée over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add extra virgin olive oil to the skillet and stir.
  • Cook and stir the mushrooms and onion an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Add flour to the skillet and stir to coat. Cook an additional 1 minute.
  • Season the mushrooms and onions with a touch of salt and pepper.
  • Add the beef stock to the pan, and stir well.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally until the gravy begins to thicken (approximately 5 minutes).
  • Turn off the heat and stir the bourbon into the skillet. Stir well.
  • Turn the heat back to medium, and continue cooking the gravy an additional 2-3 minutes.

  • Remove the pork from the oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • Slice the pork tenderloin and place on a platter.
  • Spoon the mushroom bourbon gravy liberally over the pork and garnish with fresh parsley (optional).
  • Serve the pork tenderloin with additional mushroom bourbon gravy, if desired.
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Below is the printable recipe card along with the nutritional information and instructions for making for today’s Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Bourbon Gravy. 

Yield: 8

Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Bourbon Gravy

A sliced pork tenderloin on a platter with mushroom gravy and a glass of bourbon in the background.

With only a few minutes of prep, this easy to make pork tenderloin with mushroom bourbon gravy is impressive enough even to serve guests, but without any stress or fuss.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • Pork Tenderloin (2 - 2½ pounds) 
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup finely minced onion
  • 1 pint cremini mushrooms (baby bella), cleaned and sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • ¼ cup bourbon


  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Place the pork tenderloin in a baking dish that has been sprayed with olive oil spray.
  3. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes, or until a meat thermometer reaches 140-degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet.
  6. Add the onions, olive oil, and mushrooms, and cook, stirring occasionally for approximately 4-5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the flour and cook, stirring occasionally for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add the beef stock, and increase the heat to medium-high, stirring occasionally as the gravy thickens.
  9. Turn off the heat and add the bourbon. Stir well.
  10. Return the gravy to the heat, stirring well, and heat through.
  11. When the pork has reached an internal temperature of 145-degrees, remove it from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
  12. Slice the pork and place on a platter.
  13. Spoon the mushroom bourbon gravy over the sliced pork and serve immediately.

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Denay DeGuzman

Sunday 27th of October 2019

Another must-make recipe! This beautiful pork tenderloin with scrumptious gravy is excellent! My sister-in-law asked for the recipe.


Monday 28th of October 2019

Awesome! Glad your family enjoyed it, Denay!


Sunday 27th of October 2019

Amazing dinner. So simple to prepare and the flavors are outstanding. We will be making this again and again.


Monday 28th of October 2019

Glad to hear it, Milisa! Thanks!!