Island Pork Tenderloin Recipe

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Deann Stanley Modified: March 24, 2022
Island Pork Tenderloin Recipe

How To Make Island Pork Tenderloin

Enjoy succulent bites of this juicy pork tenderloin, rubbed with spices, browned, then roasted in a sweet and spicy garlic glaze, for a filling meal!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • lbpork tenderloin
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tspground cumin
  • ¾tspchili powder
  • ½tspcinnamon
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • ¼tsppaprika
  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 6tbspbrown sugar,packed, light or dark
  • 1tbspgarlic,finely minced
  • tspSriracha,or Tabasco sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the salt, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper, and paprika. Press and rub the mixture around all sides of pork tenderloin.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat.

  4. Once the oil just begins to smoke, transfer the pork to the skillet and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the bottom has browned. Rotate and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes opposite side until browned.

  5. In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, minced garlic, and hot sauce. Spread the mixture over the top of browned pork.

  6. Transfer the pork in an oven-safe skillet to the center of the oven, then roast for about 20 to 30 minutes until the center of pork reaches 140 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

  7. Allow pork to rest in the skillet for 10 minutes at room temperature, loosely covered with aluminum foil. The temperature should rise to 155 degrees F while standing.

  8. Carve and serve warm. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 286.79kcal
  • Fat: 9.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.56g
  • Trans Fat: 0.07g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.27g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.35g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.03g
  • Fiber: 0.38g
  • Sugar: 8.85g
  • Protein: 39.28g
  • Cholesterol: 122.85mg
  • Sodium: 471.88mg
  • Calcium: 29.28mg
  • Potassium: 779.09mg
  • Iron: 2.28mg
  • Vitamin A: 7.67µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.48mg
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