Dry Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
posted in: Main Dish        date: 08.20.08

This is one of our favorite recipes (a once a weeker). The crust that forms on the pork tenderloin keeps it moist and delicious. Honestly, I never even liked pork tenderloin until we tried this recipe. The dry rub is so incredibly flavorful, and the flavor really goes throughout the tenderloin. We like to serve this with yellow rice and steamed broccoli.

Dry Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/4 pounds pork tenderloin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic

-Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
-Mix dry ingredients (garlic powder, oregano, cumin, coriander and thyme).
-Stir mixture with a fork until all the ingredients are well combined and they form a seasoning. -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. (We use the same pan, as our cookware is oven safe.)
-Slice and serve.

Source: Ellie Krieger

  • Colleen

    Thanks for the recommendation – I just posted this!

  • belladoll09

    Your site just saved my night!!

    I couldnt find my recipe for my pork tenderlion and was freaking out! But then you have this awesome recipe that I acutally had the indgreidents for!

    Thank you!

  • Courtney Champion

    I'm so glad! This is one of my favorite go-to meals because we always have the ingredients on hand. 🙂

  • Zack

    As you know we have cooked this one before. Tonight we decided to try it on the rotisserie. It was amazing. An old favorite with a fun easy twist. That blend of spices was both balanced and robust.