Monday, July 30, 2012

Sunday Dinner Pork Tenderloin

I have made this pork recipe several times in the past year. Each time it has turned out perfectly moist and tender with a lovely spicy-sweet flavor. The original recipe was titled Oven-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Brown Sugar Garlic Glaze from Try it for your next Sunday dinner!

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Sunday Dinner Pork Tenderloin

serves 6-8

1 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
2 pork tenderloins
2 tsp salt
1/4-1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2-3 Tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, garlic, and Tabasco. Set aside. In another bowl stir together the salt, black pepper, cumin, chili powder, and cinnamon. This is going to be your rub. Use your fingers to rub this mixture all over the tenderloins. 

Heat a large heavy oven-proof skillet with oil over medium-high heat until very hot. Add in tenderloins (we cut each in half to fit our skillet) and brown them on all sides. 

Leaving pork in skillet, pat the brown sugar mixture onto the top of the pork. Place in the middle of the oven and roast for about 20-22 minutes, until a thermometer registers 140 degrees. Remove from oven and let sit in skillet for 10 minutes (the temperature of the pork will rise to about 155 degrees while sitting in the hot skillet).

Remove from skillet, slice and serve!


  1. So glad you're back! And, thanks for catching up on my blog too! Can't wait to see pics of your cute kiddos and get some new recipes too!

  2. Oh this looks so wonderful and easy enough for me to make! I'll try it when I get back from Oregon. So glad you are back Heather! I've missed you. Especially looking forward to pictures of the kids.

  3. Thanks Jill and Ashlee! It's fun to be back, I've missed the blogging world! - Heather