Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

DSC_0453This is the second in a series of recipes I’ve made using ingredients from the Spice Society gourmet line of non-GMO spices. You can find my first recipe for a Four-Spiced Cod dinner here.  I’m loving the Spice Society spices and they’re inspiring me to add more “oomph” than I normally would to our meals. This colorful rub is a testament to the bright color of the paprika and chili powder.   DSC_0458The following recipe is a simple way to cook pork tenderloin with flavorful and tender results. I served this with the Garlickly Roasted Broccoli I posted yesterday and we ate every last bite.    

What to buy (serves 2-3):

  • 1/2 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
  • 1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • olive oil

What to do:

  • combine the spices
  • preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • sprinkle the rub over the tenderloin with a dry hand, then rub it into both sides of the meat, pressing gently so it coats tenderloin
  • in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • add the minced garlic and saute, stirring, for a minute
  • add tenderloin to pan and cook for about 10 minutes, searing each side
  • transfer meat to a roasting pan and bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until it reaches 160 degrees
  • allow meat to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving

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Thank you to Spice Society for sponsoring this recipe.

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