Pork Tenderloin with Coffee Chili Rub

Pork Tenderloin with Coffee Chili Rub

Cocoa, chili, and coffee make a dynamite rub for pork tenderloin. This could become your new favorite!


  • 2 Each Pork Tenderloins
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4 Tablespoons Coffee, espresso grind
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder, unsweetened
  • 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Allspice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper


1. In a bowl, combine all spices. Pour out onto a plate. Place the pork tenderloin on plate, and press into spices, rolling until all is covered. Let sit for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat a skillet with olive 2. oil, and bring to medium-high heat.

3. Preheat large grill pan over medium-high heat; add oil to pan. Place tenderloin in pan. Sear for about 3-4 minutes, and turn over, eventually searing on all sides. Place pork on a roasting pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a thermometer reaches 145 degrees.

4. Tent with foil and allow to rest for 8-10 minutes. Slice and serve.

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