09 November 2014

Brown Sugar Spiced Pork Loin

If you're looking for a delicious pork entree to serve up to eight people (which is a medium-sized dinner crowd for us), this is it! This sweet, juicy pork dish is perfect alongside potatoes, a salad and rolls, making it a great Sunday meal for your family.

2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 1/2 pounds pork tenderloins, cut into 4 to 6 chunks
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce

Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together salt, pepper, cumin, chili power and cinnamon. Coat pork with the rub. Heat the oil in an ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Brown the pork, turning, about 4 minutes total. Leave pork in the ovenproof skillet or transfer it to a foil-lined baking pan.

Stir together brown sugar, garlic and Tabasco sauce and spread the mixture on top of the pork. Roast on the middle rack of the oven until a thermometer inserted diagonally in the center of each tenderloin registers 140 degrees, about 25 minutes.

Let pork stand in the skillet at room temperature for 10 minutes prior to cutting it. The temperature will rise to about 155 degrees while standing. Slice on the diagonal and serve, spooning the sauce from the skillet on top of the pork.