Day two of Teacher Appreciation Week and I'm excited today because it's my turn to share at our PreK and K Sharing collaborative. Go there next and read my Kids In The Kitchen post!
|Pork Tenderloin Deliciousness|
And since I'm posting a kid-friendly recipe over there, I've decided to post a teacher-friendly recipe here. It's actually something that my brother made for us years ago when he visited that has become one of our family's favorites, partly because it's SO fast and easy.
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 pork tenderloins (2 - 2 1/2 pound total)
2 T. olive oil
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 T. finely chopped garlic
1 T. Tabasco (optional!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together spices, then coat pork with spice rub. Heat oil in an ovenproof 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until just beginning to smoke, then brown pork on all sides, about 4 minutes in all. Leave pork in skillet.
Make glaze and roast pork: Stir together brown sugar, garlic, and Tabasco; pat onto top of each tenderloin. Roast in the middle of the oven until a thermometer inserted diagonally in center of each tenderloin registers 140 degrees (about 20 minutes). Let pork stand in skillet at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving. Add a little mango salsa on the side for a savory sensation. Serve with wild rice and steamed veggies; I'm going out to the garden to pick some green beans right now!