Tender Pork Tenderloin is rubbed with a simple mix of spices and seasonings from the pantry, then roasted in the oven. Slice and serve with marinated kale for a healthy dinner!
For the pork:
4tsppacked brown sugar
1tspred chili flakes
For the kale:
1/2tspred pepper flakes
salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 400F. For the rub, mix everything in the ingredients list (besides the pork) in a small bowl to combine.
Season the tenderloins well with salt and pepper, then rub the spice mixture evenly over them, pressing the spices into the meat. Heat an ovenproof pan over medium high heat, and sear the tenderloins for 5 minutes to brown all sides. Stick the pan in the oven, and let the tenderloins heat through for about 15-20 minutes, until it reaches 150-155 on your instant read thermometer (the temperature will rise another 5 degrees during resting). Pork gets dry very easily, so it’s important to not let it go over 150-155 degrees.
After the pork has rested for at least 5 minutes, use a serrated knife to slice off 1/2 inch thick pieces, and spoon the spicy sweet pan drippings leftover in the skillet over the pork.
To make the kale: Toss all ingredients together and let it marinate in the fridge for 10 hours.