21 Reviews

Wow, what an awesome recipe weekend cooker, resulting in pork that tasted incredible and was quick and easy to make. The porkloin was moist, tender, cooked perfectly while the rub was too die for. We really enjoyed this taste treat it was sweet, hot and spicy, a winning combination in our books. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, which I will make again and again. I will be adding this recipe to my cookbook of favorites for 2011.

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Baby Kato April 10, 2011

Amazing flavor and so easy to make! I did decrease the tabasco but otherwise made as is. Will be making this again, it was the most tender and juicy tenderloin I have ever made! Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #47.

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AZPARZYCH December 27, 2010

Perfect pork! I just loved this on for the wonderful balance of spices and flavors. Hot, spicy and sweet all at once it will leave your tastebuds dancing. Cooking for just two servings, I made a half pound mini tenderloin and not only seared the meat in a cast iron skillet but cooked it in the same. (A well tested technique.) For the side I cubed up a large sweet potato and some red onion cut in 1/4 inch wedges; sprinkled them with some of the spice mix for the pork and tossed it into the skillet to roast with the pork. The spuds were perfectly seasons and carmelized with some of the brown sugar that dripped off the pork. Together they were divine. Made for Potluck Tag.

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justcallmetoni February 20, 2009

Such an easy recipe and absolutely delicious. It has a nice little zing to it with the tabasco and chili pepper and stayed super moist.

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justkathop June 28, 2015

Very tasty recipe! I kept checking my grocery store here in Hawaii but they never had a pork tenderloin to purchase so I ended up using pork chops and they came out just fine! Really loved the taste of the cinnamon in this. Made for Rookie Tag Game 2013.

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nemokitty August 22, 2013

I see this exact recipe two other times, but kept thinking I'm not sure of the mixture of spices......After the third time of viewing the recipe (YOURS!), I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did. I was so easy to throw together with ingredients I already hand on hand, so no revisions were necessary. This end results was a mix of sweet and spicy and a very moist pork tenderloin. This is a recipe I will be repeating for sure!

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landlocked #2 March 24, 2013

Great recipe. I was looking for something quick at the last minute for a Sunday meal with the family...I had all the ingredients on hand. Everyone loved it. A little sweet and a little hot. Added to my cookbook. Thanks.

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toddkennedy November 19, 2012

A little too spicy for my tastes, but otherwise excellent and a lot quicker to make than I would have thought.

Update:
This has become my husband's favorite way of eating pork. I use pork chops because that's what's on sale a lot and throw in some sweet potatoes like another reviewer suggested. He can't get enough of it.

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TAHINAZ July 07, 2011

Interesting combination of ingredients.
I liked it quite well but my husband said he only tasted cinnamon. I think that was the result of never having cinnamon on meat before.

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barbacious April 16, 2011

Thanks so much for a wonderful recipe:) i ended up having to go with a slighty larger tenderloin , which was fine, and cooked (personal preference) it 40 mins(not including 10 mins of browning time)and was delighted that it was still very flavorful and tender...served with green peas, yellow, rice, red beans and rice and pineapple chunks..delightful!thanks again, PeggyLynn

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Peggy Lynn April 15, 2011
Island Pork Tenderloin