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Spice-Roasted Pork Tenderloin

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes + 10 minutes resting
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pork tenderloin (34 servings) 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Roast
  • Cuisine: American


Coated with a spiced rub and roasted to perfection, this recipe for roast pork tenderloin is one to keep on hand. It’s versatile, quick-cooking and can be used for a variety of meals.



  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried ginger
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 boneless pork tenderloin (1½ pounds), tail end tucked and tied (if needed), silver skin removed


Heat oven to 375°F (190°C) with rack set in middle position. Line a baking sheet with a wire rack

Heat vegetable oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high until just before shimmering. Add tenderloin, reduce heat to medium and sear until browned on all sides, 8–10 minutes. Transfer tenderloin to a plate and let cool slightly.

Combine sugar, chili powder, ginger, rosemary, garlic, pepper, salt, paprika, cinnamon, and nutmeg; set aside.

Rub spice mixture all over tenderloin; transfer to prepared baking sheet.

Roast tenderloin until a thermometer inserted in the center register 145°F (62.7°C), 15–20 minutes. Loosely cover tenderloin with foil and let rest 10 minutes.  

Slice and serve!


Equipment you’ll need:

  • Wire rack
  • Baking sheet
  • Sauté pan
  • Kitchen twine


  • Calories: 1887
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 639mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 24g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg

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