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Spicy Pork with Ginger-Maple Sauce

"My physical therapist shared this recipe with me and said it was completely foolproof," says Juanita Moore of Dana Point, California. "She was right. It's a real winner. I serve it with sauteed green beans."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 pork tenderloin (3/4 pound)
  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil
  • SAUCE:
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon diced crystallized ginger


  • In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cinnamon, pepper, salt and allspice. Rub over pork. In a large skillet, brown pork in oil on all sides.
  • Transfer to an 11x7-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add fresh ginger; saute 1-2 minutes longer. Stir in the broth, syrup and candied ginger. Bring to a boil; cook until sauce is reduced to about 1/2 cup. Pour over pork.
  • Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 395 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 883mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 3g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • slmacbeth
    Nov 2, 2020

    We both absolutely loved it. Great recipe.

  • browns19fan
    Oct 20, 2016

    This was wonderful. The tenderloin has always been my go-to cut of pork, for both its tenderness and its versatility. I'm very pleased to find another tasty recipe for it. How did I miss this recipe in Cooking For 2, my much-lamented favorite magazine?

  • Jackson1468
    Jan 25, 2014

    Easy and unbelievably good. I didn't have chicken broth but white wine worked perfectly. All 6 family members give this a unanimous thumbs up.

  • becky1789
    Apr 17, 2013

    This was fantastic. I've made LOTS of different things over the past few months following recipes online, trying to find meal ideas that I really like. This is possibly the nicest one yet, def the best way I've eaten pork! I did double everything because made for four, all except the maple syrup because didn't want it overly sweet. Had it with mashed potatoes and vegetables, lovely! :)

  • lindsayjo42
    Jul 22, 2012

    This was SO delicious! I doubled the ginger-maple sauce which was extra tasty.

  • CammyKin
    Jul 28, 2009

    I found that the sauce burned the first time I made this. The second time I made it, I waited until the internal temperature of the meat was 150 degrees before I put the sauce on the meat. Then the sauce did not burn. Either way, my significant other thinks this is the best meal he has ever eaten!!

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    Feb 26, 2009

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    Jan 21, 2008

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