If you can’t tell by the crazy amount of pork tenderloin recipes on this blog, it’s safe to say we love them. I keep a stash of pork tenderloins individually wrapped in our deep freezer in the garage, I usually plan for a pork tenderloin recipe every 1-2 weeks. It is almost always a new recipe, there are so many great ones out there. I think pork is a blank canvas, just like chicken is.
This pork has a homemade bbq rub seared on it while baking and then you use the same rub to make a bbq sauce. It was so delicious. I am always hesitant about recipes using a lot of ketchup, sometimes that is a flavor that is hard to mask or have the correct proportions. Don’t be hesitant of this recipe, it was delicious.
I served this with brown rice and roasted green beans. The oven temperature is perfect for roasting vegetables, choose your favorite, drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper and place the pan in the oven next to the pork.
Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
1 lb. Pork Tenderloin
1 tablespoon of of Chili Powder
1/2 teaspoon of Smoked Paprika
1/2 teaspoon of Kosher Salt
1/4 teaspoon of Pepper
1 tablespoon of Vegetable Oil
1/8 cup of Ketchup
1 teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar
3/4 teaspoon of Sugar
First, arrange the rack in your oven to the middle and pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees.
Now, in a small bowl, combine the chili powder, paprika, and salt. Reserve 1/2 tablespoon in another small bowl. Rub the remaining all over the pork tenderloin.
Next, heat the tablespoon of oil in an iron skillet over medium heat. When the oil is rippling, add the pork tenderloin and brown on all sides, about 5-7 minutes.
Transfer the pork tenderloin to a baking sheet covered in aluminum or if using an iron skillet transfer directly to the oven. Bake for 23-28 minutes until the meat has registered to 140 degrees internally. Transfer pork to a plate and covered with tented aluminum foil and let rest for 5 minutes.
While the pork is baking, mix the reserved spice mixture, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, and sugar. When you remove the pork from the oven brush the sauce over the pork.
The Barbee Housewife