Pork Tenderloin with Chinese Five-Spice

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 209.0
  • Total Fat: 6.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 89.5 mg
  • Sodium: 102.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 31.5 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 (1 lb.) pork tenderloin
    Salt to taste
    1 tablespoon flour
    1 tablespoon brown sugar
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    1/4 cup orange juice
    3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
    1 tablespoon olive oil


Cut the tenderloin diagonally into 8 thin slices (1 inch)
Sprinkle with salt to taste.

Combine the flour, 1 tablespoon brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt and five-spice powder in a bowl and mix well. Rub over the pork slices.

Combine brown sugar, orange juice and vinegar in a separate bowl and stir until the brown sugar dissolves.

Heat the olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork slices and cook for 2 minutes. Turn and cook for 2 minutes longer. Pour the orange juice mixture over the pork. Cook for 2 minutes or until the sauce thickens and the pork is cooked through.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LISAHUTCHIE.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very tasty! I was at first put off by the anise in the 5-spice (I hate licorice) but the orange juice and balsamic combined with the 5-spice for a delicious sweet oriental flavor. Quick and easy! - 6/15/11

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    Very Good
    Also added a dash of ground red pepper to give it alittle heat. Sauted diced onions,garlic,bell peppers and added 2 cups of brown rice. Served pork over rice. Easy and Good. - 2/5/10

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    Delicious, easy to make and healthy...it doesn't get any better than that. A big hit with the entire family. Would consider using sauce with other meats too (chicken?). - 6/27/09

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    Very good! Even the nondieters in my house were satisfied! The flavor was very good not too sweet, but just enough. Yummy! - 2/12/09

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    This recipe has fabulous flavour and is so easy to make. I served it with pineapple rice - yummy. A real hit with my husband! Will make this again. - 1/28/09