101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin

Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin from 101 Cooking For Two
Sweet and Spicy OR is it Spicy and Sweet? Which ever, but this is a really tasty pork tenderloin. Start with a spicy rub, pan sear and oven bake. Then brush with a sweet spicy sauce you make from the rub. Very nice.

Adapted for a Cook's Country recipe. I cut the recipe down for two and a  few minor changes.

Rating:
A very nice change of pace.


Preheat oven to 425 convection.
Mix the rub. 1 T chili powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper. Mix well.
In another small bowl, mix 1 1/2 tsp of the rub with 2 T ketchup, 1 t brown sugar and 1 t apple cider vinegar.
Trim pork tenderloin of any silver skin and loose fat.
Rub the remaining rub on the tenderloin.
Over medium high heat, add 1 t oil to an oven safe pan (cast iron preferred). When hot, sear the tenderloin. About 2 minutes per side (3 sides).
Place in the preheated oven and bake until internal temp of 150-155 (about 18-20 minutes). Remove from oven and brush with your sauce on the tenderloin and let rest for 5 minutes.
Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin from 101 Cooking For Two




Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderloin


Sweet and Spicy OR is it Spicy and Sweet? Which ever, but this is a really tasty pork tenderloin. Start with a spicy rub, pan sear and oven bake . Then brush with a sweet spicy sauce you make from the rub. Very nice.
Ingredients
  • 1 pork tenderloin
RUB
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/4 t pepper
SAUCE
  • 1 1/2 t the above rub
  • 2 T ketchup
  • 1 t apple cider vinegar
  • 1 t brown sugar
Instructions
1) Preheat oven to 425 convection.2) Mix the rub. 1 T chili powder, 1/2 tsp paprika, 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper. Mix well.3) In another small bowl, mix 1 1/2 tsp of the rub with 2 T ketchup, 1 t brown sugar and 1 t apple cider vinegar.4) Trim pork tenderloin of any silver skin and loose fat. Rub the remaining rub on the tenderloin.5) Over medium high heat, add 1 t oil to an oven safe pan (cast iron preferred). When hot, sear the tenderloin. About 2 minutes per side (3 sides).6) Place in the preheated oven and bake until internal temp of 150-155 (about 18-20 minutes). Remove from oven and brush with your sauce on the tenderloin and let rest for 5 minutes.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4 servings

Updated

March 14 2013

Dan Mikesell

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5 Comments:

At March 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM , Blogger Chris said...

Funny, Alexis just saw someone removing pork tenderloin silver skin and asked, "We don't do that, do we?"

Uh....we've been doing it for 10 years! Just shows how much she pays attention when I'm doing all the cooking, lol.

 
At March 20, 2013 at 1:59 AM , OpenID angsarap.net said...

Wow this looks awesome and delicious

 
At March 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Mary Ann Schmidt said...

Where does the other 1 T of ketchup and the brown sugar come into play here?

 
At March 25, 2013 at 8:04 PM , Blogger Dan Mikesell said...

My bad... It is now fixed. The brown sugar and 2 T of ketchup (not 1 T) are in the sauce that is brushed on at the end of cooking.

 
At March 26, 2013 at 1:53 AM , Blogger Maurice murdaugh said...

Not to complicated or expensive and looks tasty ! This should be a regular item within my menu.

 

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