Bourbon Glazed Pork Tenderloin
by , May 9, 2017
Pork tenderloin is roasted and seasoned with a spiced brown sugar, cola, and bourbon glaze.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the cola, brown sugar, orange or lime juice, ginger, cinnamon, pinch of salt, mustard, and bourbon. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 5 minutes.
- Heat oven to 350 F.
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Trim any visible fat from the tenderloins and remove silver skin. Rub the pork all over the the salt, chili powder, cumin, and black pepper.
- Sear the pork in the olive oil, turning to brown all sides. Transfer the pork to a lightly oiled baking pan -- leave in the skillet if the skillet is oven-safe. Roast for about 12 minutes; brush generously with the bourbon mixture. Continue roasting for about 10 minutes longer, or until the pork registers at least 145 F on an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a tenderloin. Let the pork rest for about 5 minutes before slicing.
- In a small bowl or cup, combine the cornstarch with cold water. Stir until smooth.
- Bring the glaze mixture back to a boil; stir the cornstarch mixture into the glaze and continue cooking until thickened.
- Slice the pork and serve with the sauce.
Makes 8 Servings