Lean and quick-cooking, pork tenderloin also scores points for versatility. Here, a tenderloin is flavored with a spice-rub mixture of cayenne pepper, allspice, and brown sugar before roasting.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Mix together cayenne, allspice, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Rub a pork tenderloin with spice mixture. Roast at 475 degrees on a rimmed baking sheet until medium, 15 minutes.

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Cook's Notes

A pork tenderloin typically weighs 1 pound. Remove the silver skin (a tough, shiny membrane) before cooking.

Reviews (2)

67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 21
  • 2 star values: 9
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
02/06/2015
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to keep the brown sugar from smoking up the entire house? We loved tthis dish and would make it again for its simplicity and flavor combination of sweet and heat, but had to open all the windows and turn the fan on high to keep the smoke detector from going off!
Rating: Unrated
02/16/2014
Flavors are great, but after making this, I'd flip it 1/2 way. I didn't, and ended up with a fairly-charred bottom. Nobody likes a charred bottom. :)