Sweet and Spicy, Mustard-Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

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Allow me to introduce you to what I’m pretty sure is soon to become your new favorite meal . . .

Succulent, tender, melt in the mouth pork that’s oven roasted in a mind blowing-ly delicious, smoky, sweet, lightly spiced, deeply caramelized, mustard-maple glaze.

You guys . . . don’t let appearances fool you . . .

This slightly gnarly, weird looking hunk of meat is about to change your life in a very real way

If you follow along on Facebook and/or Instagram you will know that I had no real intention of sharing this recipe with you guys (yet) because it sort of happened by accident.

You see, it was the end of the week, the fridge (and cupboards) were much empty, I needed to make something for dinner and, I so did not want to go to the store, you know how it is . . . but I was hungry, my family was hungry, we needed food but I did not want to go out . . . so I improvised . . .

And you guys . . .

Talk about winning!

This pork is so tender, so flavorful and so insanely delicious that it may just knock your socks right off!

I mean would you just look at that glaze . . .

Insert alllllll of the heart eyed emoji’s here 👉🏻😍😍😍

So very much in love!!!

And, you know what make me love it even more (if that’s even possible at this point)?!

The fact that it’s made with just a handful of ingredients that I bet you have on hand already (Dijon mustard, maple syrup, smoked paprika, a pinch of red pepper/chili flakes and a squeeze lemon juice) and can be on the table, ready to devour in around 30 minutes!! 😋❤️👌🏻

And, it also happens to be 100% gluten free and paleo friendly (and could easily be made Whole30 compliant by simply using date paste in place of the maple syup) which is all kinds of awesome but you guys,

Honestly, I had no idea how insanely delicious this pork was going to be.

But um . . . turns out that it is seriously so delicious that simply saying it’s delicious doesn’t even come close to doing it the justice it deserves ❤️❤️❤️

And, I’m not the only one that thinks so. My little lady who is 7 (going on 17) said she loved it so much that it’s one of, if not the best thing she has ever tasted in her whole entire life!

From the mouths of babes 😋

Ok, I need to stop, take a breath and also stop saying the words “seriously” and “delicious” but you guys . . . this sweet and spicy mustard-maple glazed pork seriously is life-changing-ly delicious and you need it in your life, asap!

One taste and you’ll understand where I’m coming from . . .

Do I need to show you that gorgeous glazed edge one more time?!

Because I will . . .

As I said I had no real intention of sharing the recipe (hence the lack of progress photos) but when I had a cheeky taste as I was slicing it up, (for quality control, as you do) I could not believe how outrageously delicious it was.

I’m talking laugh out loud, close your eyes and tilt your head tilt back in blissed out euphoria delicious 👈🏻and yes, I really did that! 😂😂😂

So I did what any food blogger would do, I busted out my camera, snapped a couple of pics, (only a couple though because I could not wait to get my eat on) then I shared them on Facebook and Instagram to see if you guys would like the recipe and the verdict was a very loud and unanimous, YES!

Ask and you shall relieve my friend.

Serve it with a simple salad or your fave veg (FYI – it goes VERY nicely with these garlic roasted Brussels sprouts and this perfectly roasted pumpkin ) justsayin’ . . . you might want to do that 😋😋😋

Deliciously simple, sweet and spicy, mustard-maple glazed pork for everyone!!!

From my family to yours, I hope you love it as much as we do xo

Sweet and Spicy, Mustard-Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin {Gluten Free & Paleo Friendly}

Makes 1 succulent, tender, melt in the mouth pork tenderloin with a mind blowing-ly delicious, smoky, sweet, lightly spiced, deeply caramelized, mustard-maple glaze that should serve 4 – 6

Ingredients –

1 x 500g (1 lb) Pork tenderloin

2 Tablespoons of maple syrup

2 teaspoons of dijon mustard

1 teaspoon of smoked paprika

A pinch of red pepper (chili) flakes

1 teaspoon of lemon juice (from approx 1/4 of a lemon)

Salt and pepper to taste

Method –

1 – Preheat oven to 175’C (350’F)

2 – Line a baking tray with baking/parchment paper (or you could lightly grease a sheet of foil if you prefer) and set aside.

3 – Place all of your marinade ingredients into a small bowl (or even just a zip lock bag) and stir (or squish) to combine.

4 – Add your tenderloin and massage to coat. Making sure it has a nice, even (ish) coating and that your sweet and spicy marinade tucks into all those little nooks and cranny’s.

You can cook you pork right away or you can leave it at room temperate to marinate for 30 minutes (or at least 3 hours in the fridge). The longer you let it marinate, the more that pork will soak in the flavors of that dreamy marinade.

5 – Place your marinated tenderloin onto your prepared baking tray and cook for 20-30 minutes until it’s cooked through (internal temp should be around 165) , gloriously golden and deliciously caramelized.

6 – Once cooked, remove from the oven and set aside for at least 5 minutes to rest before carving.

7 – Slice and serve with a simple salad or your fave veg (I highly recommend you serve it with these garlic roasted Brussels sprouts and this perfectly roasted pumpkin)

Enjoy xo

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Question of the day –

Are you a fellow pork lover? What’s your favorite way to prepare and serve it?

Feel free to share recipes, or links recipes in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of all that is good in this world when you do make your sweet and spicy, mustard-maple glazed pork (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂

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