Spice-crusted roast pork tenderloin
SmartPoints® value per serving
This six-ingredient spice rub is super-simple, full of flavor, and easily elevates the simple pork tenderloin to something worthy of a dinner party. Ready to serve in just 36 minutes, this pork is tender and moist on the inside with a dusting of cumin, oregano, thyme and garlic which brings complexity to each bite. Add a side of mashed sweet potato and some simply roasted green beans for a wonderful full plate. Leftover pork is great stirring into steamed rice or quinoa with other leftover vegetables for a tasty one-bowl meal or layer it on bread for a great sandwich option. Keep a bit of this run on hand for other meals. It works equally well on beef, chicken and fish.
Uncooked lean pork tenderloin
- Preheat oven to 450ºF. Line a small roasting pan with foil (or coat with cooking spray).
- In a small bowl, combine salt, garlic, oregano, thyme, cumin and coriander; rub all over surface of pork.
- Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over high heat; brown pork on all sides, turning every 3 to 4 minutes with tongs.
- Transfer pork to prepared pan; roast until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145ºF, about 5 to 10 minutes. Let rest at least 3 minutes before thinly slicing. Yields about 3 ounces per serving.