Friday, September 3, 2010

Brown Sugar Spiced Pork Loin

Rub ingredients:
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 lbs pork tenderloin cut into 4 chunks
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Glaze ingredients:

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Tabasco sauce

Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, stir together salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder and cinnamon. then coat the pork with the spice rub. Heat the oil in an ovenproof heavy skillet over medium high heat until the oil is hot. Brown the pork, turning on each side. Leave pork in the skillet.

Stir together the brown sugar, garlic, and Tabasco and pat on top of each tenderloin. Roast in the middle of the oven until a thermometer registers about 140, usually about 25 minutes. Let pork stand in skillet at room temperature for 10 minutes. The temperature will rise to about 155 while standing.

I can't remember where I got this recipe from, but it was sure a hit at our house. Even my 2 year old vegetarian loved it! I went a little easier on the Tabasco and Chili powder so it wasn't too spicy for the kids, I will definitely be making it again!