We’ve discovered that pork tenderloins are actually a nice cut of meat, and I also realized that I hadn’t saved any recipes (except this one) for how to cook it. This one turned out nicely. I used the spice mixture from here (although I cut it down a bit) and the cooking instructions from here (which allowed me to bake some potatoes at the same time).


Sweet and Spicy Roast Pork

1/4 cup ketchup
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 two-pound pork tenderloin

Combine the ketchup, vinegar and sugar and set aside. Combine the chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons to the ketchup mixture. Pat the pork dry with paper towels then rub the remaining spice mixture over it. Place in a foil-lined baking pan and bake for 10 minutes in a pre-heated 400 degree oven. Turn down to 350 degrees and bake for 40 additional minutes (about 20 minutes per pound) or until an instant read thermometer reads 140 degrees. Let set for 5-10 minutes. Slice and serve with the remaining sauce mixture.