Cocoa-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Chocolate Tomato Sauce
Cocoa-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Chocolate Tomato Sauce requires roughly 1 hour and 20 minutes from start to finish. For $2.54 per serving, you get a main course that serves 4. Watching your figure? This gluten free and dairy free recipe has 416 calories, 51g of protein, and 17g of fat per serving. This recipe from Foodnetwork requires pork tenderloins, rosemary, cocoa powder, and olive oil. If you like this recipe, take a look at these similar recipes: Cocoa-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Chipotle Mustard Sauce, Cocoa spiced rubbed pork tenderloin with crimini berry sauce, and Cocoa-Chile-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin.
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.
Heat the oil in a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat.
Add the garlic and onions.
Add 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook until the onion is tender, about 4 minutes. Stir in the cocoa powder.
Add the broth, rosemary, vinegar and tomatoes. Bring the sauce to a simmer. Cover the pan. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
Remove the pan from the heat.
Whisk the cocoa powder, allspice, dark brown sugar, salt and pepper in a small bowl to blend.
Place the pork on a heavy nonstick baking sheet. Rub the allspice mixture over the pork.
Drizzle with olive oil and roast until a thermometer inserted into the center of the pork registers 145 degrees F, 25 to 30 minutes. Tent loosely with foil and let rest 10 minutes.
Cut the pork crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Arrange the slices on a platter. Spoon the sauce over the pork and serve.
Recommended wine: Pinot Noir, Malbec, Sangiovese
Pork Tenderloin works really well with Pinot Noir, Malbec, and Sangiovese. Pinot noir's light body is great for lean cuts, medium bodied sangiovese complement meaty sauces, stews, and other multi-ingredient dishes, and full-bodied tannic malbec pairs with fatty cuts and barbecue. You could try King Estate Domaine Pinot Noir. Reviewers quite like it with a 4.6 out of 5 star rating and a price of about 50 dollars per bottle.
King Estate Domaine Pinot Noir