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Cinnamon And Cumin Pork Tenderloin

Cinnamon And Cumin Pork Tenderloin

Cinnamon, cumin and chili powder dusted and rubbed into this pork tenderloin gives each slice of pork a warm, spicy flavor. The Simple Sauce is not simple in flavor; the sauce contrasts with the warm spices and lays sweetly over the oven-roasted loin.

Many pork dishes call for the use of a slow cooker, but sometimes dinner doesn’t have all day to cook. For this recipe, save yourself the hassle of more dishes and use just one dish: use an oven-safe skillet to brown the loin, then transfer it to the oven. Have lard on hand? Use lard as the cooking oil to brown the loin on the stove-top.

Pork tenderloin is fairly lean and packed with protein, so the slices of pork loin will be filling. Add a light side vegetable, salad or even soup for a dinner that will be ready in less than 30 minutes!

Cinnamon And Cumin Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minCook: 25 min

Protein: 46g / %

Carbs: 15g / %

Fat: 12g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 1.5-2 lb. pork tenderloin
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Simple Sauce Ingredients


Fast Prep Fast Cook Dairy-free Nut-free Shellfish-free Egg-free

Pork Tenderloin preparation


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a bowl, combine cinnamon, cumin, chili powder, olive oil, and season to taste.
  3. Rub the pork tenderloin with the cinnamon-cumin mix and bring to room temperature, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. In another bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce.
  5. Melt some cooking fat in a oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Brown the pork on all sides for 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Pour the sauce over and around the pork, and place in the oven.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 to 22 minutes.
  9. Remove the loin from the pan and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes before slicing.
  10. Serve the pork with the sauce in the pan.
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