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Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pork Tenderloin is packed with flavor and has always been a family favorite. My grandmother’s recipe includes the perfect combination of brown sugar, tomatoes, onions, pepper and salt to make your palate dance with excitement.

Here’s how I make it.


Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Dinner 1 hr 15 mins

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 8
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
Kick your pork tenderloin up a notch with this recipe for sweet and spicy roasted pork


  • 3 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 1/2 quart water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 quart tomatoes
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 5 medium potatoes quartered
  • 1/3 cup ketchup


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place tenderloin and 1 ½ quarts water in large sauce pan on medium heat. Cook until tender.
  • Remove from broth and place in baking dish or roasting pan.
  • Reserve 2 cups of the broth.
  • Roll tenderloin in mixture of brown sugar, pepper, salt and flour.
  • Add tomatoes, onion, potatoes, 2 cups broth, and ketchup.
  • Bake for one hour at 350 degrees, or until mixture thickens slightly.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 3 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 643mg | Potassium: 1590mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3mg

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Robyn Stone is a wife, mom, blogger, recipe developer, and cookbook author. Welcome to Add a Pinch where I share thousands of delicious, tested and perfected easy recipes that the whole family will love.

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  1. Just had pork tenderloin purchased from the Amish Farmers Market for dinner tonight (on the grill) LOVER it and for the first time ever my 2 kids and neice didn’t need ANYTHING extra/different in addition to what I prepaerd…bittersweet…they are getting older! This look really good and is totally different from all the ways I prepare it…will try! (Go Grandmom!!) Thanks!!!