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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Honey & Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Honey & Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin
Prep time: 5 min., Total time 35 min. Makes 4 servings.

To make this, you will need:

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 cup Catalina Dressing
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme leaves (Italian Seasoning works well too)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp honey

To Make In The Oven:
 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
 2. Brush 2 tbsp of Catalina dressing on the tenderloin.
 3. Mix dry ingredients and rub them onto the tenderloin.
 4. Place tenderloin in a greased baking pan.
 5. Mix 2 tbsp of Catalina dressing and honey. Set aside.
Sliced tenderloin cooked on grill.
 6. Bake tenderloin for 15 minutes. Brush with dressing/honey mix.
 7. Bake additional 10 minutes, or until tenderloin cooked through (160 degrees F).
 8. Remove from oven and let stand five minutes before slicing. (The standing lets the juices flow back into the meat.)

To Make On The Grill:
 1. Light grill and allow to warm up.
 2. Brush 2 tbsp of Catalina dressing on the tenderloin.
 3. Mix dry ingredients and rub onto the pork.
 4. Turn grill to low and spray with a non-stick spray.
 5. Place pork on grill
 6. Turn every 10 to 15 minutes.
 7. Grill until cooked through (160 degrees F).

I just made this for the first time on the grill and it turned out great. The rub browned so it almost looked burnt, but it wasn't! The pork was so moist. It turned out much better on the grill than when I make it in the oven.

Note: If you don't like the taste of Catalina dressing, you can skip this part of the recipe. Mix the dry ingredients together and rub onto the pork. Cook the pork as above. About halfway through, brush the honey on the tenderloin and continue cooking. It still turns out great!

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