Pork Tenderloin with Smoky Espresso Rub

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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)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 151
  • Fat: 3.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 24.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.7g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 74mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 352mg
  • Calcium: 12mg

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. 1. Preheat oven to 425°.
  2. 2. Combine first 7 ingredients. Rub sugar mixture over pork. Cover and let stand 15 minutes.
  3. 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. 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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