Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Mikekey *


Pan searing gives this a nice "char" before roasting in oven.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
20 Min


  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1
    pork tenderloin (1 lb.)
  • 2 tsp

How to Make Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin


  1. Prehat oven to 400F.

    Mix all ingredients, except pork and oil, in a small bowl.
  2. Lay pork tenderloin on a cutting board and coat with spice mix on all sides.
  3. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a 10-inch cast iron skillet (or other oven-proof skillet). Using tongs, place pork in pan and sear on one side for 3 minutes. Turn meat over on sear another minute.
  4. Place pan in preheated oven and roast for 10-15 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 135-140 degrees (use instant-read thermometer).
  5. Remove pork from pan and let rest on cutting board for a few minutes.
    Slice and serve.

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About Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #cast-iron #pan sear

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