Tiny New York Kitchen: Grilled Chili Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

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By Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen
Just because Labor Day is behind us don’t put away your grill just yet. This is an easy and delicious weekend dish. Remember, whatever you can do on a grill you can do in a grill pan in the oven.


  • 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 1 Pound Pork Tenderloin
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil

Heat charcoal or gas grill to a medium heat. In a small-size bowl, mix together brown sugar, chili powder, kosher salt, cumin, pepper, cayenne pepper, and minced garlic. Brush pork tenderloin with olive oil. Rub spice mixture all over. You will need to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty for this step.

Place tenderloin on grill and cover with lid. Cook for 20 minutes. Turn several times. You will want pork to be slightly pink in center. Meat thermometer should read 155 degrees. Remove from grill and transfer to cutting board. Cover with foil and let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Your meat thermometer should read 160 degrees. Slice and transfer to serving platter. Serves 4

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes

Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.

While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”

Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too!  Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.