Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin

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Custom-mixed spices are an economical and tasty way to add flavor and texture to grilled meats. Try this grilled pork tenderloin.

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin - Custom-mixed spices are an economical and tasty way to add flavor and texture to grilled meats. Try this grilled pork tenderloin.

Over the last few weeks since hubby and I have been “watching what we eat,” our meals have become simpler. With a hearty protein at the center and lots of fruits and veg all around, meals have been easier to prepare and increasingly tasty.

Hubs thinks that since we’re cutting out excess fats and sugars, the flavors of our food are becoming more distinct to our taste buds. I don’t know what it is, but I like it.

One of the meals that we’ve enjoyed has been grilled pork tenderloin. This had never been something I served my family until I was doing recipe testing for The Cookbook. One of my family’s favorite meals in the book is the Caribbean Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa.

Pork tenderloin is now a surefire favorite. And there are rarely any leftovers. Rubbing it with a custom seasoning blend and grilling it over the fire is a super-simple, healthy way to serve it. And now that the USDA has lowered the safe cooking temp on pork, you can enjoy tenderloin that really is tender and juicy.

Buying spices in bulk and mixing them yourself is a great way to save money and add flavor. This seasoning blend which evokes a little Cajun flair goes great on any of grilled meats. The spice-rubbed tenderloin is delicious with Peach Salsa on top.

This post was originally posted on August 13, 2012.

wine-pairing-buttonDo you plan on enjoying this pork tenderloin with a glass of wine? Not sure what to pair with it? Head over to the Wine4.Me Blog to see some wine suggestions to pair with this delicious tenderloin.

Disclosure: I received products and product coupons from Hormel Foods as part of my participation in the Hormel Foods Extended Family Preferred Blogger Program. All opinions about the products are my own.

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. This pork looks delicious! My husband loves to try out different rubs for meats, so I’ll have to share this recipe with him. Thanks for sharing!

    • Jessica says:

      @Rebecca, I make up my own rubs all the time. It’s so easy and cheap.

  2. Meredith says:

    What if you wanted to cook this in the oven or slow cooker. What would be the temperature or settings and time frame for those, please. Thanks! It sound really good!

    • Jessica says:

      Typically it’s only grilled or broiled.

      • Jen says:

        How long would your broil it for and at a high or low setting?

        • You can roast it at 375 for 30 to 40 minutes, or until 145 degrees (internal temp) for medium and 160 degrees for well done.


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