Espresso Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

Espresso Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

45 min; includes 30-40 minutes of cook time

5-6 Servings


Several years ago, I was traveling for work and had "Espresso Rubbed Pork Tenderloin" at a restaurant; it was delicious, and I was determined to recreate it. I've found several recipes online for espresso rubs, but the one I use is from Pup With Chopsticks (linked in the ingredients below). Using this rub and searing the meat first, I've created a meal that is extremely close to the one I remember!

Espresso Rubbed Pork Tenderloin


  1. Remove the tenderloin from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature for about 30 min. Dry the tenderloin with paper towels.

  2. Trim the silverskin from the pork (here is a good video that shows how to do it)

  3. Sprinkle the rub all over the tenderloin, covering all sides.  Make sure to rub it in so it adheres well, and the meat absorbs the flavor.

  4. Preheat your oven to 400. Preheat a large oven-safe skillet over medium high heat; if the skillet is not non-stick, add 1-2 tbsp of oil. (If you do not have an oven-safe skillet, prep a baking dish or cookie sheet by lining with foil and some cooking spray).

  5. Add the tenderloin to the skillet and sear 3-4 minutes on each side, until each side is well-browned.

  6. Place skillet with tenderloin (or transfer meat to baking dish) and bake for 20-28 minutes; baking time will vary depending on the size of your pork tenderloin.  Begin checking the temperature of the meat around 20 minutes; the internal temperature should read 145.

  7. Allow meat to rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting.

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