Island Pork Tenderloin

Allison Hazell


Pork tenderloin is one of my favorite things to cook. It's so versatile and always comes out so tender and juicy. I found this recipe on "Pennies on the Platter." A great spring dish accompanied with asparagus, potatoes and a spring mix salad.


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25 Min
40 Min



  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp
    teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tsp
    teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2
    pork tenderloins (2 1/4 – 2 1/2 pound total) trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil

  • 1 c
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp

How to Make Island Pork Tenderloin


  1. Stir together salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Coat pork with spice rub.
  2. Heat oil in an ovenproof 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until just beginning to smoke. Brown pork, turning occasionally, about 4 minutes total. Remove from heat; leave pork in skillet
  3. Make the Glaze and Roast the Pork:

    Stir together brown sugar, garlic and Tabasco in a small bowl. Pat the mixture on top of the tenderloins.
  4. Place the skillet in the oven at 350 degrees. 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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About Island Pork Tenderloin

Course/Dish: Pork

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