This lean pork tenderloin gains lots of flavor from its spice rub and its side of Avocado-Pineapple Salsa.



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  • To create Spice Rub: In a small bowl, combine light-brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, cumin, allspice, and ground pepper.

  • Heat broiler, with rack 4 inches from heat source. Line a broilerproof rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place pork on pan; rub all over with oil, and coat evenly with spice rub.

  • Broil, turning occasionally, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into pork registers 150 degrees, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Wrap loosely with foil in pan; let rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing thinly. Serve with the salsa.

Reviews (3)

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I broiled this about 4 inches from the broiler and, after about 5 minutes, the pork started burning. I'm sure it was from the brown sugar in the rub. So I flipped it and broiled the other side for about 3 minutes, then baked it (rather than broil) until it was done. Super easy, super kid friendly. I might use a little less brown sugar next time to avoid the burning problem. I'd like to try grilling this too. (I did not make the pineapple salsa).
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This is a WONDERFUL, EASY recipe!!! My family and friends LOVE this!!!
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This is a great way to prepare a pork tenderloin. The flavours are kid friendly and make the house smell fantastic! I made the sweet potato fries that are pictured with the pork as well so rather than broiling the meat, I covered it with foil and baked it at the same temp as the potatoes. Loved the simple salsa. Delicious and easy.