Cocoa Chile Rub

Serves: 4


  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons Ancho chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 Farmland® DURoC Pork Tenderloin


  1. Combine salt, cinnamon, cocoa, Ancho chile, pepper, cumin, nutmeg and allspice. Mix well; set aside.
  2. Trim any fat or silver skin from Farmland Pork Tenderloin; set aside.
  3. Heat convection oven to 400 oF. Coat tenderloin with cocoa spice rub. Heat oil in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Sear tenderloin on all sides to a rich brown color. Remove from sauté pan. Place on sheet pan and finish in convection oven for 8 to 10 minutes until internal temperature reaches 145oF.  Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.


DURoC Tenderloin

New Nomenclature

No Change

Farmland SKU


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