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Cardamom-Coffee Rubbed Pork Tenderloin

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  • 2 Tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp instant coffee or expresso
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • 1 – 2lb. Ontario pork tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley


  • In a small air-tight container, combine rub ingredients. Stir, seal and store for up to a month. Makes ½ cup.
  • Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  • Pat pork tenderloin dry with paper towel. Rub 1/4 cup
  • CARDAMOM-COFFEE RUB over the pork covering all sides.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pork tenderloin and brown on all sides, 3-5 minutes. Transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet and bake 17-23 minutes or until an instant read thermometer reads 155ºF in thickest part. Let rest for 5 minutes until an internal temperature of 160ºF is reached.
  • Slice and serve sprinkled with chopped parsley.