Pork Tenderloin with Smoky Espresso Rub

Photo: Oxmoor House
Turn up the wow factor as pork tenderloin gets dressed up with the palate-pleasing tastes of smoky and sweet.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces pork and 4 teaspoons sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 151
Fat 3.9 g
Satfat 1 g
Monofat 1.9 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 24.1 g
Carbohydrate 3.7 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 352 mg
Calcium 12 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Spanish smoked paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon instant espresso granules or 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
1 (1-pound) pork tenderloin, trimmed
Cooking spray
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup water

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Combine first 7 ingredients. Rub sugar mixture over pork. Cover and let stand 15 minutes.

3. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Heat oil in pan. Add pork; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 160° (slightly pink).

4. Remove pork from pan, reserving drippings in pan. Cover pork and let stand 5 minutes. Stir 1/2 cup water into drippings, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Drizzle sauce over pork.

Note:

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Cooking Light Gluten-Free Cookbook

August 2011