Spicy Pork Tenderloin with Ginger-Maple Sauce

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

46 Minutes

46 minutes

Serves:

Level:

6 Servings

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About the Recipe

If you're craving meat but want something light that's loaded with flavor, this will definitely hit the spot. The maple syrup and spice blend offer sweetness with a kick. It's so easy, anyone can make this dish and look like a star.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ pounds pork tenderloin, trimmed

  • Cooking spray

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoons bottled ground fresh ginger

  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

  • ½ cup maple syrup

Preparation

  • Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 375°.

  • Step 2

  • Combine first 4 ingredients in a small bowl; rub pork with spice mixture. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

  • Step 3

  • Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat; add pork. Cook 6 minutes; brown on all sides. Place on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until thermometer registers 155°. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

  • Step 4

  • While pork bakes, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and cook 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Add ginger, and cook 4 minutes. Stir in broth and syrup, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring broth mixture to a boil; cook until reduced to 3/4 cup (about 10 minutes). Cut pork into 1/4-inch-thick slices; serve with sauce.