Prep Time
8 Mins
Cook Time
27 Mins
6 Servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil. Pat pork tenderloin dry and season on all sides with salt and pepper.

Step 2

Blend chili powder with lime juice, soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl. Use your hands to rub mixture thoroughly into tenderloin. Warm a large ovenproof skillet over high heat, then add oil. Add pork and sear on all sides, turning meat with tongs, about 2 minutes total. Place skillet in preheated oven and bake until a thermometer inserted in center of tenderloin reads 145°F, about 20 to 25 minutes, depending on thickness of tenderloin. Baste with any juices that have accumulated and add 2 Tbsp. water at a time, if necessary, to prevent scorching.

Step 3

Remove tenderloin to a cutting board, cover loosely with foil and let sit for 5 minutes. Slice on diagonal into 1/2-inch-thick pieces and serve.

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Ratings & Reviews

janetgunn's Review

February 13, 2013

Stacy120's Review

February 05, 2010
I made this recipe exactly as well, and it was way too bland. I dont think I'll bother to try and make it again even with modifications.

charoulli's Review

October 28, 2009
I followed the recipe exactly as stated, but to be honest, I was expecting more flavor out of it. Maybe if I make this again, I'll marinate just like the other person said on their rating.

RunningWithFood's Review

July 28, 2009
I made this with boneless, skinless chicken breasts (what I had on hand) and it turned out great. For two large chicken breasts, I used 1 tsp. chili powder, 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice, 1 tsp. low sodium soy sauce and 1/2 tsp. sugar. Marinated for an hour, browned in an oven-proof skillet and baked at 450 degrees for 20 minutes. Will be making again ... maybe with the pork next time!