Coffee Rubbed Pork Loin With A Blueberry Balsamic Reduction Sauce
Coffee lovers unite with this incredible recipe designed to awaken your taste buds with an infusion of flavors and spices like never before! You don’t have to be a coffee lover to get excited about this recipe but if you do, then fasten your seat belts for this coffee infused recipe. Since coffee and coffee flavored recipes are a core part of my recipe repertoire, I knew this recipe would turn out exactly as I’d imagined – perfectly heavenly. And the blueberry balsamic reduction was unlike any I’ve experienced before.
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On to the recipe!
- Pork Loin Roast - As large as you need it to be. Mine was about 5 pounds
- 3 tbsp. ground coffee beans (finely ground if possible, but not as fine as espresso)
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp paprika or cayenne pepper which ever you prefer
- 1 tsp. salt
- Ingredients: Blueberry Balsamic Reduction
- 1 large finely diced yellow onion
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup of either brown sugar or raw
- 1 cup fresh blueberries - I used the entire small package
- 1 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- Preheat oven to 425°
- Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl - I like to add some water to the mix to make a paste. It's easier to rub all over the pork loin.
- Rub mixture over pork.
- Cover and let stand 15 minutes
- Bake pork for at least 2-3 hours or until a thermometer reads 175 degrees which is perfect for pork
- Remove pork from pan
- Cover pork and let stand 5 minutes.
- Brown onion in olive oil
- Add blueberries and cook on high heat for 5 mins
- Add sugar and balsamic
- Stir frequently for 20 min until sauce thickens. It will reach a loose jam like texture.
First, you’ll want to start with a pork loin roast. This one was about 5 pounds or so.
Gather all of your spices and brown sugar.
Here’s a pic of the finished pork loin. That crust is so delicious!
Now, pop this beauty into the oven at 425 and let the coffee and spices do their magic!
I started my reduction glaze about 20 minutes before the roast was done. Don’t forget to include 10 minutes after you remove it from the oven to allow for the pork rest time before you serve.
Start with some fresh blueberries – yes, you can still find them at your local supermarket.
I like to brown my onions for about 5 minutes before adding the blueberries.
You must be patient and continue to cook and stir this for at least 20 minutes before it deglazes fully.
You will see it slowly come together into a thick, rich, jam-like consistency. YUM!
And below, the finished product. It sets up beautifully. You can use this glaze with any meat you like. I can’t wait to make it for a chicken dish soon too!
You can see how the coffee created this infusion of flavor below. You don’t really taste coffee per se but rather the delicious bold undertone of coffee comes through in the glaze.
The results – superb!
Pair it with a side salad and a veggie and you are golden!
Let me know if you have any question. You can leave them in the comment section below. I promise this will be a dish you will never forget.