Dinner Special: Island Spiced Pork Tenderloin

Looking for a quick, delicious meal meal!? Here’s one: Island Spiced Pork Tenderloin. I’ve never tasted such amazing pork before this recipe! I also couldn’t believe how quick and easy this was to make to! I decided to make this once for my father and I, while my mother was in Florida visiting her father, and again when my mother came home. I just couldn’t resist! They both enjoyed the savory pork, with such a great combination of spices.

Island Spiced Pork Tenderloin


for the Spice Rub:
2 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

2 pork tenderloins (about 2-2½ lbs. total)
2 tbsp. olive oil

for the Glaze:
½ cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tbsp. (2-3 cloves) finely minced garlic
1½ tsp. Tabasco sauce


1. Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.

2. Combine the salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder and cinnamon in a small bowl.  Stir together with a fork to blend.

3. Pat the mixture over the pork tenderloins.

4. Heat the olive oil in an ovenproof 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat.

5. Place the tenderloins in the skillet and brown on all sides, turning occasionally, about 4 minutes total.  Remove from the heat, leaving the pork in the skillet.

6. Stir together the brown sugar, garlic and Tabasco in a small bowl until blended.  Spread the mixture evenly over the tops of the tenderloins.

7. Place the skillet in the preheated oven and roast about 20 minutes, until an instant-read themometer inserted in the center of each tenderloin registers 140˚ F.

8. Loosely tent the skillet with foil and let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

*I used 1 tenderloin and had extra spice rub left over, which I saved for another night.

Source: Annie’s Eats


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