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Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin

Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin

This Brown Sugar Pork Tenderloin is full of smoky, sweet spices and cooked to perfection to make a quick, healthy, weeknight dinner your family will love.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: brown sugar pork tenderloin
Servings: 6
Author: Karen Kelly


  • 1 pork tenderloin 1 1/2 - 2 lbs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp dry mustard


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Cut tenderloins in half making four equal size pieces.
  • Mix together seasonings in a small bowl and rub all over pork tenderloin making sure to get on all sides and all nooks and crannies.
  • Put 2 tbsp olive oil in a cast iron skillet on medium high.
  • Place pork tenderloin pieces into the pan.
  • Cook for a minute or two, making sure to sear all sides (5-10 minutes total). We are just browning here because they will finish cooking in the oven.
  • After browning on both sides place pan in the oven and cook for about 15-20 minutes until internal temperature is 140°-145°.
  • Remove from oven and place tenderloins on a cutting board. Tent with foil and let rest for ten minutes while juices redistribute. Don't skip this step if you want juicy pork.
  • Slice and serve.
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