Coffee-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Green Beans

Prep Time
45 min
4 servings

A robust rub adds major flavour to lean, quick-cooking pork tenderloin. The finely ground coffee lends a pleasant bitter note that is tempered by brown sugar and dried spices. The addition of green beans makes this a one-pan meal that can be on the table in no time at all.



tbsp finely ground coffee
tbsp firmly packed light brown sugar
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
tsp garlic powder
tsp red pepper flakes
tsp ground cumin
tsp paprika
1 1/4-pound pork tenderloin, silverskin trimmed, if necessary
tbsp olive oil
lb(s) green beans, trimmed


Step 1

Position an oven rack in the top third of the oven and preheat the broiler to high.

Step 2

Combine the coffee, brown sugar, 1 ½ teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, cumin and paprika in a small bowl and mix well. Drizzle the pork tenderloin with 2 tablespoons olive oil and evenly sprinkle the rub all over, patting to adhere. Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Toss the green beans in a large bowl with 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper until well coated.

Step 4

Put the pork in the centre of a large cast-iron skillet or heavy ovenproof skillet and scatter the green beans around it. (The pork should be directly on the pan, not on top of the green beans.) Broil for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping the pork and tossing the green beans halfway through cooking. When ready, an instant-read thermometer inserted in the centre of the pork should register 145ºF and the green beans should be tender and lightly charred.

Step 5

Allow the pork to rest for 10 minutes before slicing across the grain. Serve with the green beans.

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