Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  184
  • Protein  17 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  7 g
  • Cholesterol  48 mg
  • Sodium  177 mg
  • Potassium  295 mg
  • Phosphorus  164 mg
  • Calcium  28 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

If you're looking for a recipe that is special enough to serve to company, yet is still recommended for the dialysis diet, this recipe for Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce should be at the front of your recipe box. DaVita renal dietitian, Sara from California, has put together a blend of spices to perk up the taste buds and accent the flavor of the tenderloin. A kidney-friendly diet doesn't have to be boring, add this delicious recipe to your collection of favorites.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita dietitian Sara Colman, RD, CSR, CDE, from California.

Portions: 12     Serving size: 2 ounces tenderloin and 1 tablespoon sauce


  • 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Gulden’s® spicy brown mustard (divided use)
  • 2 pounds beef or pork tenderloin
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 425° F.
  2. Combine pepper, paprika, breadcrumbs, parsley and canola oil in a small bowl. Spread mixture on a piece of waxed paper longer than tenderloin.
  3. Trim the fat and skin from the tenderloin and tie with kitchen string.
  4. Brush the tenderloin with 1/4 cup mustard, then roll in spice mixture to coat.
  5. Insert meat thermometer into middle of the tenderloin and place on a roasting rack. Cook 30 to 45 minutes, until thermometer registers 145° F for beef or 160° F for pork.
  6. Let meat rest 10 to 15 minutes then slice into 12 portions.
  7. To make sauce, heat remaining 1/4 cup mustard, horseradish and brown sugar in a small pan over medium heat.
  8. Cook and stir for 3 minutes. 
  9. Reduce heat to low and stir in sour cream. Remove from heat and serve over tenderloin.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

    • 2 meat
    • 1/2 fruit, low potassium

Helpful hints

    • Make the mustard sauce while the meat is resting.
    • If meat is cut before resting, juices will be lost and meat is not as moist.
    • Begin checking meat temperature after 25 to 30 minutes. Cooking time varies with thickness of the meat.
    • Freeze leftover portions for a quick meal later.

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Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

valnieboer65 says:


I was in despair that there wasn't anything flavorful in my diet - this recipe was the GREATEST!! Used on chicken - will be great on fish, too I'll bet!

Sep. 29, 2014, 2:17 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

jstenske682_ says:


We made this for Christmas dinner. It was wonderful! Had excellent flavor. Will make this again for sure.

Jan. 03, 2012, 7:16 AM - Inappropriate review?

Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce

HildaMae says:


Just follow these cooking directions and you will not be disappointed. Very flavorful and very tender.

Sep. 21, 2011, 6:28 PM - Inappropriate review?

Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce



This is the most tender and flavorful roast we have ever eaten. It was a huge hit last Christmas.

Mar. 29, 2009, 6:17 AM - Inappropriate review?

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