Super Simple Pork Tenderloin Rub

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything food related here, I’ve been busy. After a tough two hour bike ride tonight, I decided that I should reward my legs with some protein. Naturally the grocery store had pork tenderloin greatly discounted so I bought a bunch. There are many different ways to marinade Pork Tenderloin, but most of those involve at least a couple of hours of┬árefrigeration┬áso I decided to do a rub instead, which would be pretty much ready to go instantly. I was really surprised at how simple, and yet how tasty this was so I thought I’d share it, even if Scott, my one faithful follower tries it out.

Anyway, you can play with the amounts a little bit, but I used about these proportions for 700 grams or just over 1 pound of PT.

2.5 Tbsp of Brown Sugar

1 tsp of: Chili Powder, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, and Cumin

1/2 tsp Salt & Pepper

That’s it, throw those in a bowl and mix. I have a mortar and pestle which made it really easy to grind it into a well mixed rub with no little chunkies. The next step is to throw that in a zip lock bag with your Pork, and shake profusely. Once it looks fairly evenly coated its a simple matter of throwing them on a preheated bbq at medium/high heat. Turn every 5 minutes and pull your meat off the grill at about 18 minutes if you like it a bit rarer/juicier or 20 if you want it a bit more well done and are afraid of any pink meat. Super simple, super tasty, sweet, tangy, and a bit of a kick. If you want it a bit spicier, you could always up the Chili Powder and maybe even throw in 1 tsp of Cayenne Pepper.

The finished product, super tasty!
The finished product, super tasty!