Island style pork tenderloin, rubbed with spices, and cooked in a delicious sauce for a tropical vacation for your tastebuds.
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Island Style Pork Tenderloin

Deliciously baked pork tenderloin. This easy to make pork tenderloin is topped with a flavorful pineapple sauce, and baked to perfection. A quick and easy family favorite.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time34 mins
Total Time41 mins
Course: Main Dish, Pork
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Island Style Pork, Pork Loin Recipe, Pork Tenderloin
Servings: 12
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Rachael

Ingredients

Spice Rub

  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-3 lb pork tenderloin
  • 2 Tbs olive oil

Sauce

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbs minced garlic
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix together the spice rub ingredients and rub all over pork tenderloin
  • Heat a large skillet on medium-high heat on the stove top
  • Add olive oil, and brown the pork tenderloin for 2-3 minutes on each side in a skillet
  • While browning, mix together the sauce ingredients
  • Once browned, pour over the pork and put in preheated oven
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until interior reaches 145 degrees (medium rare) to 160 degrees (medium)
  • Remove from oven and cover and let rest for 5 minutes
  • Slice and serve with some of the pan sauce drizzled over the top.

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Notes

You can reserve some sauce, and reduce it stove top to put on top after for a more flavorful finish.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 433mg | Potassium: 345mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1.3% | Vitamin C: 2.8% | Calcium: 1.8% | Iron: 5.7%