Spiced Pork Roast

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 35 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1/4 cup whole grain mustard (recommended: Maille)

2 teaspoons chili powder

2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon ground allspice

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon brown sugar

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 (2 1/2 pound) pork tenderloin, patted dry with paper towels

10 cipollini onions

3 medium carrots, peeled, and cut into 2-inch pieces

2 cups low-sodium chicken stock

Salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the mustard, chili powder, cumin, allspice, oregano, brown sugar, and garlic. Place the pork in a 9 by 13-inch roasting pan. Spread the mustard mixture over the top and sides of the pork to form a crust. Add the onions, carrots, and chicken stock to the pan. Roast for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the pork registers 160 degrees F. Allow the pork to rest for 10 minutes before serving. Remove the vegetables and arrange on a serving platter. Season the pan juices with salt and pepper and pour into a small serving pitcher.
  3. To serve, slice the pork into 1/4-inch slices. Arrange the pork slices on the serving platter with the roasted vegetables and serve with the pan juices.
  4. Cook's Note: This recipe will also work using a 2 1/2 pound beef roast. Allow an extra 10 to 15 minutes of cooking time.