COFFEE AND COLA PORK LOIN

 

  • Cooking Time: 60
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • For the pork loin:
  • 1 cup warm water, plus 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3-pound) pork loin
  • 1/4 cup ground coffee beans
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons whole peppercorns
  • 3 whole star anise
  • 1 (1/2-inch) piece cinnamon stick broken into small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
  • For the sauce:
  • 1/2 pound bacon, diced
  • 2 cups demi-glace or 1 package demi-glace mix dissolved in 1 cup water
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup pineapple juice, from canned pineapple tidbits
  • 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 1 cup cola

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • For the pork loin:
  • Combine 1 cup of warm water with the vinegar, sugar and salt in a medium bowl, whisking until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  • Transfer to a large resealable gallon-sized plastic bag.
  • Add 1 cup of cold water and the pork loin, seal, and refrigerate overnight.
  • Pulse the coffee, brown sugar, peppercorns, star anise and cinnamon stick in a coffee or spice grinder until they become a fine powder.
  • Remove the pork loin from the brine and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Rub with the spice mix, transfer the pork to a baking sheet and set it aside at room temperature.
  • In a large skillet melt the butter with the oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the pork loin and brown for 5 minutes, turning to brown all sides.
  • Transfer the pork to a baking sheet and roast until the temperature reads 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 1 hour.
  • Remove the roast from the oven, cover loosely with aluminum foil, and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • For the sauce:
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, cook the diced bacon until crispy.
  • Remove any excess fat from the pan and add the demi-glace, red wine, cola, pineapple juice and pineapple tidbits.
  • Bring back to a simmer over medium-high heat for 10 minutes, until the sauce has reduced by half.
  • Slice the pork loin and serve with the sauce on the side.

Notes

I tried this recipe from Foodtv's Ingrid Hoffman. I have been dying to try it and boy I'm glad I did. I am on this using coffee in savory dishes kick YUM! Testing out chocolate rubs is next.

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