Pork Tenderloin a Different Way

We love pork tenderloin in my house but I have been rather suck with using it in this recipe for the last year.  Don't get me wrong that is an amazing recipe and I highly recommend it but my family wanted something different.  So I started look around today to find that something different.

I finally found one that I figured everyone would enjoy and that I actually had all the ingredients for.

Part 1: Spice Rub

1 tsp of Salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Part 2: The Glaze:

1 cup of brown sugar (dark is better)
2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 tbsp Tabasco
1 tbsp water

2 pork tenderloins (approx. 2.5 lbs total)  I buy the ones at Costco and two of those are just 2.5 lbs.
2 tbsp olive oil

How to prepare it :

Prepare the rub by mixing the salt, cumin, chili powder and cinnamon together.  Then coat the two tenderloins with the rub.  I stored them in a ziploc bag in the fridge until ready to cook.

Just before cooking the tenderloin mix your glaze together in a small bowl and set aside until the tenderloin is browned.  Warm oven to 350 degrees.

Heat oil in an overproof pan (I used my small dutch oven) on fairly high heat until it is just about to smoke.  Put tenderloin in the pan and brown each side - total time approx. 5 minutes.  Remove from the stove top but leave the meat in the bowl.

Now spread the glaze mixture on the two tenderloins and put the pan in the oven to bake.  The original recipe called for 20 minutes mine cooked for close to 35-40 minutes.  Once it has finished cooking remove from the oven and let it stand for 10 minutes and cover it with foil.

Final verdict:  It was very tasty and everyone enjoyed it.  Honestly, I wasn't sure about the spice rub but it wasn't overpowering at all and the hint of cinnamon was lovely.  It will definitely be something we will add to the regular menu planning.

I had yummy beets and turnip with it but the kids & Faruq had Quinoa.

Original source : Pennies on a Platter

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FamilyFoodFitnessandFun said...

Sounds good Michelle! I love to roast pork tenderloin in the oven!