Thursday, May 4, 2017

Cajun Pork Tenderloin

The renovation is still happening.  We were supposed to be done by now but of course we're not.  Delays with the flooring, the bricks, etc have pushed things back.  But, at least I'm able to cook in my kitchen.  Last night I made pork tenderloin.  It was slightly spicy with a touch of sweetness and super tender.



2 pork tenderloins (mine were about 1 1/4 lb each)
1 small onion, sliced
1 small bell pepper, sliced
Cajun or Creole Seasoning
onion powder
garlic powder
2 TBS oil

1/4 cup oil
2 TBS brown sugar
1 tsp hot sauce
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce

Preheat oven to 420 degrees.

Pour 2 TBS oil to bottom of baking dish.

Add sliced onion and peppers to dish.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Stir.

Place tenderloins on top.

Season with salt, pepper, Cajun seasoning, onion powder and garlic powder.

Make the sauce by combining 1/4 cup oil, brown sugar, hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce.  Whisk until thickened.

Brush the sauce evenly over the tenderloins.

Bake for 20-25 minutes per pound or to an internal temperature of 140 degrees.  My tenderloins were about 1 1/4 lb each so I baked them for 25-30 minutes.

The sugar in the sauce caramelizes and makes a beautiful color on top.

I like to serve the tenderloin with the onions and peppers on top. They add great flavor to the pork and cook down in the juices to make lovely sauce.

The pork comes out tender and juicy.  It's a little bit spicy, a little bit sweet, and a lot delicious!

This is so easy to make and so tasty.  You will definitely want to make this one!

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