Cinnamon-Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Servings 4 servings


  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together first 5 ingredients (garlic through black pepper); rub mixture into both sides of tenderloin until well coated.
  • Melt the coconut oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork tenderloin; sear for 2 minutes per side then transfer skillet to the preheated oven.
  • Roast for 18 to 20 minutes or until tenderloin is cooked through.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Steamed broccoli spears and Faux-Tay-Toes (steam cauliflower till tender; drain; mash with a little grass fed butter, salt and pepper to taste till you get a mashed potatoes texture).
NUTRITION: per serving: 547 Calories; 26g Fat; 72g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 221mg Cholesterol; 253mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 10 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 3 Fat. Points: 14
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