Java-Spice Rub for Pork
Ground coffee is the secret ingredient in this special rub, which could also be used on beef steaks. —Mark Morgan, Waterford, Wisconsin
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 10 min.
Makes4 servings per batch
- 1 tablespoon finely ground coffee
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each batch):
- 1 pork tenderloin (1 pound)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Transfer to a small spice jar. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 2 months. Yield: 3 batches (3 tablespoons total).
- To prepare pork tenderloin: Brush pork with oil; rub with 1 tablespoon seasoning mix. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Prepare grill for indirect heat. Grill pork, covered, over indirect medium-hot heat for 25-30 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts3 ounces cooked pork: 166 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 204mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 23g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat.
Originally published as Java Spice Rubbed Pork Tenderloin in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2009