Sweet and Spicy Pork

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

1 pork tenderloin (about 16 ounces)

1 tablespoon olive oil

Dry Rub

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

3/4 teaspoon cumin

3/4 teaspoon chili powder


2/3 cup brown sugar

3 large cloves garlic--pressed

2-3 teaspoons Franks or Chualula hot sauce

Heat oven to 350. Trim silver skin from tenderloin and pat dry. I cut the tenderloin in half because it fits it my frying pan better. In a small dish mix together dry rub ingredients. Rub the spice mixture over the pork to coat.

Heat olive oil in a heavy, oven safe frying pan till very hot. Quickly brown meat on all sides. It will smell amazing! Leave meat in frying pan. Combine glaze ingredients and spread/pat on tenderloin. Bake 350 degrees for 17-20 minutes. Internal temperature should be 140 degrees. Remove from oven, leave meat in pan and tent with foil. Let rest for 10 minutes. Slice meat and drizzle with pan sauce. 

Serves 4 adults.