Recipe: Honey Sriracha Glazed Pork Tenderloin

June 29, 2016

Growing up, pork tenderloin was also the meal my mom made for special occasions. It's my dad's favorite meal, the one we always make for birthdays, fathers day, any holiday. It was the first "real" meal I learned how to make and it was one of the first meals I made for Adam.

It's no secret that I love spicy food. Spicy buffalo chicken wraps. Spicy chicken tortilla soup. Spicy coconut chicken. Horseradish Salmon. Carne Asada Tacos. Spicy kale chips.

I also really love easy recipes. It was one of those nights and I had gotten home from Pure Barre late and had no idea what to make. I had a pork tenderloin in the freezer and all the other ingredients are ones most people have in their pantry.

I had made chicken the last 4 days in a row and I knew Adam would not want chicken, so pork it was. My other favorite pork tenderloin recipe is this honey glazed one, but I wanted a change/needed one. Luckily, after a few modifications, I had crafted the best spicy pork tenderloin.


  • 1½-2 pounds pork tenderloin (two small or one medium-large tenderloin)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Rub

  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • Glaze
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce 

  • How to Make: 

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drizzle an oven-safe pan or skillet (such as a cast-iron skillet) with the olive oil and preheat on the stove over medium-high heat til the oil is hot. 
    2. Whisk together all rub ingredients. Sprinkle the rub mixture all over the tenderloin and use your fingers to massage into the meat.
    3. Place tenderloin in skillet and allow to brown for 3-4 minutes, turning the meat throughout to sear on all sides.
    4. Mix the glaze ingredients together and spread mixture over the tenderloin. Transfer to preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes until cooked through.
    5. Cut tenderloin into 1-inch thick slices. Use a spoon to drizzle the glaze from the pan all over the tenderloin just before serving.
    So many delicious seasonings. 
    It makes a thick glaze, but don't worry, it melts nicely.
    Look how delicious it looks! 
    Searing is important before you put it in the oven. 

    Once you're done, start devouring. The best part, it makes your house smell amazing! Happy Wednesday everyone! Cheers to hump day and to delicious dinners! 


    1. This sounds like something dad would love-nice and spicy!!

    2. This sounds so good! The spice in there would be amazing!

    3. This looks and sounds so delicious !

    4. I bet that this dish really does make your house smell amazing! It sounds so delicious!

    5. This looks delicious! I bet it would be amazing on the grill with a simple salad. The rub would be great on anything!

    6. I love pork tenderloin - this rub looks awesome! Must try...thank you!


    I love hearing from all of you and greatly appreciate all your feedback and comments! xx Kristen