Thursday, April 16, 2015

Slow-Roasted Coca Cola Pork Tenderloin

Yields: 2-3 people

Spice Rub

Brown Sugar: 4 Tablespoons
Paprika: 1 Tablespoon
Onion Powder: 1 teaspoon 
Garlic Powder: 1 teaspoon 
Tummeric: 1/2 teaspoon 
Mustard Powder: 1/2 teaspoon 
White Pepper: 1/2 teaspoon 
Salt, Kosher: 1 teaspoon

1.  Mix all spices in a bowl and spread out onto a plate.

Coke Marinade

Coca Cola: 1/2 can 
Stone Ground Mustard: 1
Garlic, minced: 1 teaspoon 
Ketchup: 1/4 cup 

1.  Whisk all ingredients into a bowl and set aside.

Pork Tenderloin: 1 lb
Olive Oil: 2 Tablespoon

1.  Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees.

2.  Place pork tenderloin onto the plate you have placed the spices on and rub spices onto pork until completely covered.

3.  In a appropriate sized frying pan, heat the oil and sear on both sides, until the sugar caramelizes a bit.

4.  Place pork loin in an oven safe pan, pour marinade over the pork and cover the pan with foil.  Place in the oven for approximately 50-70 minutes (check at 30-40 minute mark) until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 135 degrees.  Allow the pork to rest for 5 minutes and then place on a cutting board and thinly slice at a bias.  Place on plate and pour 2 tablespoons of the juice over the pork.

*A thinker and or larger cut of meat may take longer in the oven.  It is important to take an internal temperature of the middle of the pork loin.

*If you are using a larger portion of meat, you may need to make double the spice rub and or double the marinade.

**If you want to cook the pork at 350 degrees the pork will take a lot less time, approximately 30-40 minutes.