View Full Version : $3.99/lb for pork tenderloin - is this a decent price
10-03-2001, 09:17 AM
My grocery is having a sale on pork tenderloin for $3.99/lb. I buy it so rarely, I don't know if this is a good price.
10-03-2001, 09:24 AM
I don't know the exact price I pay, but $3.99/lb does sound good to me.
10-03-2001, 09:29 AM
That is a good price - for about 2 lbs of tenderloin, I usually pay about $12.
10-03-2001, 10:01 AM
That is EXCELLENT. The regular price around here is usually $5.99 per pound. I'll buy it "on sale" for $4.99, but every once in awhile it really goes on sale for $3.99. I don't think it ever goes below that. I'd be stocking my freezer if I were you.
10-03-2001, 10:02 AM
Not being a meat-eater myself, I don't know how much to buy to feed 7 people.... any suggestions? I'm making the tenderloin recipe from Cooking Light Complete.
10-03-2001, 10:08 AM
I think the rule of thumb is 1/2 lb per person but with something super lean like tenderloin you can probably do with less - more like 6 oz per person.
10-03-2001, 10:09 AM
I think 3 (1 pound) tenderloins should be plenty. A one-pound tenderloin, in my experience, gives 3 good sized servings, or 4 smaller ones, depending on what else you're serving. For 7 people, I would cook 3 to be on the safe side - that should be plenty of meat. Tenderloin is fairly lean (for pork), so there's not much lost after cooking.
10-03-2001, 10:22 AM
$3.99/lb is great. That is what I pay at Costco, so you're getting a great deal.
10-03-2001, 10:24 AM
Average price in my area is $5.99 per lb, and Costco generally has it for $3.99 per lb, so that's where I load up!! Go grab as much as you can and freeze! :D
10-03-2001, 06:55 PM
Jewel - trade you some pork tenderloin for Parmesan Reggiano !
10-04-2001, 04:03 AM
It's usually around $5-6# in regular supermarkets, but Sam's Club always has it for $3.99 a #.
Try making some Pork Piccatta with it.
One other recommendation is to marinate it and grill it - BUT the trick to "tender" grilled tenderloin is to butterfly it lengthwise. Then it takes 6-8 minutes to grill it and it is absolutely succulent.
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