Island Pork Tenderloin

You are going to love this pork tenderloin! The cinnamon along with the cumin and chili powder bring such amazing flavor to this pork. There is some spice from the hot sauce but not too much. This dish is quick and easy to prepare which makes it perfect for weeknights or company. Enjoy!

Island Pork Tenderloin
Spice Rub:
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 pork tenderloins (2 1/4-2 1/2 lbs. total) trimmed
2 Tbsp. olive oil

3/4 C. packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic
1 Tbsp. hot sauce

Stir the spice rub ingredients together in a small bowl and rub all over the pork. Heat oil in a ovenproof 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Brown pork, turning occasionally, about 4-5 minutes total. Remove from heat, but leave pork in skillet.

Stir the brown sugar, garlic and hot sauce in a small bowl. Pat the mixture on top of the pork. Place the skillet in the oven at 350 degrees. Roast until thermometer inserted diagonally into the center of each tenderloin registers 140 degrees, about 20 minutes. Let pork stand in skillet, loosely covered with foil for 10 minutes.

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