Chinese Barbeque Pork Tenderloin

This recipe seems like nothing special, but I promise you that it is delicious!

Five spice powder is a great spice in my eyes.  It’s a mix of sweet and savory, which I love.  Pork is such a versatile meat, and I love the combination of pork with a sweet & savory rub or sauce.  It is good on it’s own, good leftover on a sandwich, over rice- basically, just make this!

Adapted from Cooking Light

1 pork tenderloin (about 1 pound)

For the Rub:
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
Kosher salt and black pepper

For the Sauce:
2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil


Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare broiler pan and spray with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, five spice powder, salt, and pepper. Rub evenly over pork tenderloin. Place pork tenderloin on broiler pan.

Bake about 20-30 minutes, until pork is 140°F.

In a small bowl, combine hoison and sesame oil. Brush over partially baked tenderloin. Bake an additional 20-30 minutes, until pork is 160°F.


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