Biggest Loser Sweet and Spicy Pork Tenderlion


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 5
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 168.1
  • Total Fat: 6.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 45.0 mg
  • Sodium: 717.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 19.2 g

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This is soo easy and yummy! This is soo easy and yummy!
Number of Servings: 5


    1.25 lb lean pork tenderloin
    1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1/4 tsp ground allspice
    1/2 tsp of garlic powder
    1/2 tsp of onion powder
    1/2 tsp of chili powder
    1 tsp of canola oil
    2 TBSP of Honey
    1 TBSP of mince garlic
    1 1/2 tsp of hot sauce


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a small roasting pan or oven proff skillet with non stick spray and set aside.

In a small bowl combine all the spices** and combine well. Rub the pork evenly with the spices and cover with plastic wrap. Refridgerate for about 15mins.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, wisk together the honey, garlic, and hot sauce.

Preheat a large non stick skillet over medium high heat and put a few drops of canola oil in the pan to keep from sticking (**olive oil might cause your pan to smoke). Cook the pork for about 1 minute per side or until browned on all sides. Transfer the pork loin to the prepared pan and baste with the honey mixture on all sides with a basting brush. Place a meat therm. in the middle of the loin and set to 160 degrees.
Roast tenderlion in the oven for about 28-35 minutes or until it reaches 160 degrees and the juices run clear. Remove from oven and cover loosely with foil for aprox 10 minutes. Slice on an angle into thin slices.

Makes aprox. 5- 4 oz servings.

***I omitted the 1/2 tsp of cumin and substituted chili powder for 1/8tsp of chipotle chili pepper powder from the original recipe due to the tastes of my family.

Number of Servings: 5

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GHFAN396.


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  • This was very good!! A bit sweet sometime, but overall very tastey!! - 8/22/09

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  • OMG!!! Amazing. - 5/27/08

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  • My family and I absolutely loved this recipe. My husband couldn't stop saying so the whole time he was eating it! The recipe is a bit spicy, but the honey and cinnamon help sweeten it up. It is very easy to make and doesn't take a lot of time. Wonderful!!! - 5/22/08

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  • Wonderful! My family loved this recipe. I, too, used porkchops instead of tenderloin. Turned out fine - no complaints and no upturned noses. I'm going to try to make it with chicken next time as I don't eat pork. But I'll keep making this one for them with the porkchops. Quick and easy. - 5/18/08

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  • It was wonderful. We used this recipe with pork chops. We browned the chops in our cast iron fry pan, basted them as we turned them. Kept them in the cast iron pan, and put it right in the oven. 20 min at 350, and they were perfect. - 4/27/08

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  • This was ausome I am definatly going to make this one again! - 4/24/08

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  • This was very easy to make and the pork came out very tender. I omitted the allspice(didnt have any) and used hot mexican chili powder. Served with a baked sweet potato.. it was filling and FANTASTIC! I bet the leftover pork would be great in sandwiches. - 4/23/08

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  • Yummy - thanks! - 4/22/08

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  • Excellent - I will definitely be making this again and again! - 4/22/08

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  • This recipe was quick and easy to make and nice and tasty - I like the sweetness, with the chilli kick. Will definitely make it again. - 4/21/08

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  • Very good, a little too much cinnamon for my taste but overall excellent! - 4/17/08

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  • tried this last night very very good - 4/16/08

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  • This was amazing!!! I don't normally like pork but this was outstanding. Even my kids liked it. - 4/15/08

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  • One of my favorites! - 4/13/08

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  • Everyone in my family enjoyed this. - 4/7/08

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  • This was excellent! I've never had much luck with tenderloins other than in a crockpot, but this was easy to make. It was moist and delicious....YUM! - 4/4/08

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  • I made this and my family couldn't get enough. - 4/4/08

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  • Wow! I love pork and am always looking for new ways to cook it. This was easy and delicious. Even my spouse (who is growing tired of pork) loved this recipe. I'm sure I will make this again and again. Thanks for sharing it! - 4/4/08

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  • I made this for a weeknight dinner. We all loved it. Even my picky eater ate without complaint. I served it with couscous and string beans. - 4/4/08

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  • Sounds delicious, will definetely give it a try - 4/1/08

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  • This was very flavorful and SUPER MOIST and tender. Just make sure you read the instructions thoroughly before you start. I misread and put all the ingredients together, then had a really sticky sauce to rub on the meat, rather than a dry rub. I had to redo the sauce to be put over the top. - 3/31/08

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  • Very yummy! Hard to only eat 4 oz - 3/31/08

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  • The two picky boys even ate this, and they are more into bland meals! The honey was nice to douse the hot-sauce. The cinnamon added a lot of flavour to the dish. Super yummy. - 3/27/08

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  • This pork recipe was sooooo tasty and easy to make. I kept the rubbed tenderloin in the fridge for a few hours, but don't think that it would make much difference if I hadn't. The recipe is a bit spicy, but is a wonderful blend with the sweetness of cinnamon and honey! Loved it!!! - 3/24/08

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  • We really enjoyed this! I don't normally like pork, but I loved the sweet and spicyness of this dish. - 3/21/08

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