Pork Tenderloin with Chili Honey Glaze

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By Dave
December 27, 2021
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Try this tender pork tenderloin finished with a sweet chili honey glaze that has a little heat and a ton of flavor. It is one of those dishes that you will remember.

Origins of This Dish

First, I need to give credit where credit is due. This Pork Tenderloin with Chili Honey Glaze recipe was adapted from a recipe by Bobby Flay on the Food Network. I modified the spices a bit for my taste, but the inspiration came from Bobby’s original recipe. I live in Austin, Texas and am fond of the Tex-Mex influence in Bobby Flay’s cooking.

Honestly, I do not know why a chili honey glaze works so incredibly well in this dish, but it does. It you only can make one pork tenderloin in the next 20 years, make this one. You will not be disappointed.

Glaze

The glaze is surprisingly simple to make. It has only five ingredients and three of them are peppers. They just needs to be stirred together, no cooking required. How easy is that? While I’m not sure that you would want to eat this glaze with a spoon, it is outrageously good on a pork tenderloin.

Mix the Glaze
Mix the Glaze
Pork Tenderloin Glaze
Finished Glaze

Season the Pork Tenderloin

The seasonings are as simple as the glaze. It’s just salt, pepper and a few chili powders. Mix it together then rub the tenderloin with a bit of oil. Sprinkle the mixture on both sides and rub it in. It’s now ready for the cast iron skillet.

Sear the Pork Tenderloin

Sear the tenderloin in a hot skillet with a bit of vegetable oil. Stick to vegetable oil or something similar, not olive oil. The reason is that olive oil has a low smoke point and is not suitable for searing in a hot pan. This calls for a heavyweight pan so get out that old cast iron skillet. Yes, you will have to clean it, but it’s worth it.

Sear Both Sides of the Pork Tenderloin
Sear Both Sides

Bake the Pork Tenderloin

After the tenderloin is seared, finish it in a hot oven at 425˚F to an internal temperature of 140˚F. I did mine in a wood fired oven, but a conventional oven will work just fine. Let it rest then cut and serve with as much of that glaze as you can put on it. Every drop is gold, don’t waste it. Enjoy.

Pork Tenderloin in a Wood Fired Oven
Pork Tenderloin in a Wood Fired Oven
Pork Tenderloin with Chili Honey Glaze
Pork Tenderloin with Chili Honey Glaze

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Pork Tenderloin with Chili Honey Glaze

Pork Tenderloin with Chili Honey Glaze

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Imagine a tender pork tenderloin finished with a sweet glaze that has a little heat and a ton of flavor. A pork tenderloin with a chili honey glaze is one of those dishes that you will remember. This recipe was adapted from a recipe by Bobby Flay on the Food Network. I modified the spices a bit for my taste, but the inspiration came from Bobby's original recipe.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resti ng Time 10 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

Glaze

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 2 tsp New Mexico chili powder
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard

Pork Tenderloin

  • 2 pound pork tenderloin trimmed
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp New Mexico chili powder
  • 2 tbs canola oil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Whisk together the glaze ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
    Mix the Glaze
  • Take the pork tenderloin out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Season the tenderloin on both sides with salt, pepper and the chili powders.
    Seasoned Pork Tenderloin
  • Heat oil in a cast iron skillet. Add the pork tenderloin to the skillet and sear on all sides until a crust has formed (about 10 minutes). Remove from heat and brush both sides with a little bit of the glaze.
    Sear Both Sides of the Pork Tenderloin
  • Place the skillet in the oven and roast the tenderloin until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the tenderloin reads 140°F (about 12 minutes).
    Pork Tenderloin in a Wood Fired Oven
  • Remove the roast and place it on a cutting board and top with more glaze and cover with foil. Let it rest 10 minutes. Cut 1/2″ slices, top with more glaze and serve.
    Pork Tenderloin with Chili Honey Glaze

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Notes

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Nutrition

Serving: 8ozCalories: 541kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 48gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 801mgPotassium: 1005mgFiber: 2gSugar: 52gVitamin A: 1048IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 3mg
Calories: 541kcal
Cost: $14
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pork tenderloin, pork tenderloin chili, pork tenderloin chili glaze

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