Gluten-free Pork Tenderloin with Smoky Espresso Rub

Gluten-free Pork Tenderloin with Smoky Espresso Rub


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


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.