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Five Spice Sticky Pork Tenderloin

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 2-3 portions 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Cuisine: American


Five Spice Sticky Pork Tenderloin (with mixed vegetables) is an incredibly flavorful family meal that is clean, affordable, and easy to make.


  • 1 Farm Promise pork tenderloin (about 1.5 lb)
  • 8 garlic cloves, crushed (but not chopped)
  • Juice of 4 limes (about 1/2 C)
  • 1/4 C lite soy sauce
  • 1/4 C honey
  • 1 tsp five spice seasoning
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  2. In a 1 gallon zip-lock bag, combine all ingredients other than pork. Zip the bag and mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  3. Add pork tenderloin to the marinade and zip closed, removing as much air as possible.
  4. Transfer to refrigerator and allow to marinate at least 30 minutes (up to overnight).
  5. Using a grill pan that is oven safe, set on the stove over high heat. Remove pork tenderloin and reserve remaining marinade (save for later). Place pork in the pan and sear all sides until browned (about 3-4 minutes per side). Be careful as pork will burn if heat is too high.
  6. When browned, transfer the pork to the oven leaving it in the pan, and cook for about 15 minutes or until pork reaches 145-150° internal temperature.
  7. While pork is cooking, pour reserved marinade into a sauté pan and heat over medium high heat, stirring often until sauce thickens to resemble gravy.
  8. Once pork has reached the 145-150°, remove from oven and allow to rest for 3-4 minutes.
  9. Slice pork on the bias in 1/2 inch slices and place on serving plate.
  10. Spoon thickened sauce over pork and serve with your favorite side dishes. We used a combination of sautéed carrots and snap peas as well as grilled baby bok choy.