I am struggling with the words this week. Every now and then, recipes for the blog come to me with such ease and then I struggle immensely with typing an actual post. Not totally sure what the cause is, but I hope that y’all trust me enough even when I can’t type up compelling content.
Speaking of recipes that you should trust me on – this chipotle pork tenderloin! Pork tenderloin is a go-to main dish for me because it’s so simple. Really all you have to do is season the pork and then bake it. It really doesn’t get much simpler or much more delicious.
I found this recipe from Real Simple and only altered it slightly. It’s a winner in my book! If you like this pork tenderloin recipe, you might like this smoked pork tenderloin or even this slow cooker pulled pork and black beans!
Chipotle Pork Tenderloin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prep a roasting pan and set aside.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine chili powder, paprika, cumin, coriander, pepper and salt. Add the olive oil and stir to combine.
Place the pork tenderloin on the roasting pan. Evenly coat the pork with the spice mixture
Roast the pork tenderloin for 40-50 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees.
Let the tenderloin rest for at least 5 minutes, slice and serve.
Adapted slightly from Real Simple