Spicy Roasted Pork Tenderloin



Here’s the scoop:  
crispy on the outside, 
juicy and tender on the inside, 
packed with savory spices!  



Pork tenderloin is great ~ it's healthfully lean and reasonably priced at our local Jewel grocery store, making it affordable for a meal any day, and it's hard to mess up. 



This homemade dry rub is my favorite blend of herbs and spices for pork.  It's an aromatic mix of Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, garlic and chili powder.   I like plenty of spicy goodness, If you're spice shy, go easy on the spices.  Rub the mixture on, let the pork sit a bit, and then cook!

Rub seasonings on it, bake for 20 minutes in a hot oven.  It turns out fork tender, and picks up good flavor from the spice rub.  Add your favorite sides and enjoy.  I served it with coleslaw, mashed potatoes, and sautéed spinach with garlic and lemon.  

Oven-ready
Roasted

A tenderloin weighs in around a pound and is perfect for us, with a little leftover for sandwiches the next day.  The pork is spicy, succulent, smoky and salty ~ all at the same time.  

We are bona fide  pork fans at our house, and this is a winner any night!



SPICY ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN
Printable recipe

Ingredients:

1 pound pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon oil
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1-2 teaspoons garlic powder (I use 2)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon seasoned pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon each, lime and lemon juice

Method:

Preheat oven to 400°.
Coast a baking dish with cooking spray.
Place meat in baking dish and rub with oil.
Mix together remaining ingredients, spread over pork, let sit for 15 minutes.
Bake 20-30 minutes until browned and crispy and inside is cooked through until desired doneness.
Let rest for 5 minutes, slice into 1" pieces.
Serve.


Enjoy!






26 comments:

  1. I love that simple yet wonderful rub! The tenderloin looks really tender and very flavourful.

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  2. Thanks, Angie! It's a good rub for meat, we really like it!

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  3. One of my families favorite meats. This rub looks very simple and I know the flavors are great.

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  4. Sounds brilliant to me and I have one stitting in the freezer waiting to be cooked 😉 We have a lot on in the next two weeks and this would be a good meal to have one night. Maybe N's birthday on the 11th. Thanks Pam. Enjoy your week Diane.
    P.S. Not sure where my email address went to, but I have now added it again to 'about me' on a separate page on the blog.

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    1. Hi Diane! This is a busy month and this would be perfect for one of those nights. Birthday dinner for Nigel works! Thanks for the comment and for the email address. Take care

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  5. Looks very good Pam and I believe I would like this unique blend of flavors

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    1. Thanks, Larry! Hope you try it and like it!

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  6. When we lived in the US pork tenderloin was very reasonable and we ate it often. Over here it like 18 USD/pound and not in my pay grade. Luckily, we have some very good cheaper cuts of pork that I can try your rub on.

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    1. Oh, that's a lot for pork tenderloin! Glad it's not there here as we like it often too. This would work on other cuts too, it's good! Thanks, Ron!

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  7. Somehow I am intimidated with pork tenderloin and I am afraid that the whole piece will be dry and non edible...you are convincing me that I should give this a try...I love all the flavors in this pork...thanks for the recipe Pam. Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Go for it, Juliana! It's easy to make and usually moist and tender if not cooked too long. Thanks and you have a wonderful week also!

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  8. Haven't had pork tenderloin in a long while so very happy to have your rub. It sounds so good!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! Hope you're having a good week!

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  9. Pam, Great looking pork tenderloin roast! The entire meal is right up my alley... Extra serving of pork please! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Thanks, Dave! Glad you like it. Take care

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  10. Your pork tenderloin looks so moist, tender and delicious! The spice rub sounds really good! What a scrumptious mouth watering meal!

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    1. Thanks, Joyce! It was really tender and a good meal. Take care

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  11. I agree with you about lots of season...it does make for a delicious crispy crust. Yours looks delicious.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Yes. Seasoning makes it better in my way of thinking! Have a good day!

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  12. We love pork, too, and your rub sounds like the perfect way to shake up our menu!!

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  13. I have noticed that this cut is pretty inexpensive lately. We love to grill it. Used a spicy rub last weekend that was fantastic.

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  14. HI Debra! Yes, the pricing on it is good now. We like it grilled also, but sadly, the grill is covered up for winter. Thanks!

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