Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

Serves: 4

This lean cut of meat gets tons of flavor from an easy dried-spice rub.

Dovetailing Tip: Purchase and cook a large enough pork tenderloin to have enough leftover to make Pulled Pork Sandwiches out of on day 4.

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1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/4 pound pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

In separate bowl mix dry ingredients such as garlic powder, oregano, cumin, coriander, thyme and salt. Stir mixture with a fork until all the ingredients are well combined and they form a seasoning. This will be used as a rub to ensure the pork is well seasoned throughout. Sprinkle the rub over the tenderloin with a dry hand, then rub the pork with the seasoning over both sides of the meat, pressing gently so the seasoning adheres well to the tenderloin.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and heat. Add the minced garlic and saute, stirring, for 1 minute. Put tenderloin in the pan and cook for about 10 minutes, searing each side using tongs to turn the meat. Transfer meat to a roasting pan and bake for 20 minutes. Slice and serve.

Source: foodnetwork.com

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