Sunday, February 28, 2016

Island Pork Tenderloin

 I love to make Pork Tenderloin...especially when we are trying to eat healthier!! I had one of my recipes in mind, but I didn't have one of the most important ingredients...So I went to Pinterest to find some Pork Tenderloin recipes. I am so glad I did!! This is "Island Pork Tenderloin" 
It was so easy and an absolute HIT!! The sauce was so delicious and it would be good on chicken too. I didn't have any Tabasco so I used Frank's Hot Sauce. I also ended up cooking mine for 25 minutes, then under the foil for another 15.

This is going to be a part of our regular repertoire when Pork Tenderloin is on the menu!!

For spice rub:
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 pork tenderloins (2 ¼ - 2 ½ lbs total) trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For Glaze:
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco

Stir the spice rub ingredients together in a small bowl and rub all over the pork.  Heat oil in ovenproof 12-inch heavy skillet over medium high heat.  Brown pork, turning occasionally, about 4-5 minutes total.  Remove from heat, but leave pork in skillet.

Stir together brown sugar, garlic and Tabasco in a small bowl.  Pat the mixture on top of the pork.  Place skillet in the oven at 350.  Roast until thermometer inserted diagonally into the center of each tenderloin registers 140 degrees, about 20 minutes.  Let pork stand in skillet, loosely covered with foil for 10 minutes. 


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