Coffee and Spice Rubbed Pork Roast

Coffee and Spice Rubbed Pork Roast

Since so many people are making a pork roast of some sort for the New Year, I thought I would  re-post this recipe. I’ve had several requests for it in the last few days.

It is really good- with a rich blend of spices and coffee. The spice rub would also be great on lamb or beef. The rub can also be used on pork chops or ribs.

I am thinking of trying it on duck soon. Enjoy and Happy New Year!!

Coffee and Spice Rub

¼ c. ground coffee
¼ c. brown sugar
2 T. paprika
2 t. each cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic powder, salt and ginger
1 t. allspice
½ t. cinnamon
Combine all ingredients and stir to mix well. Store in a cool place, preferably in the refrigerator. Rub can be used on roasts or on chops, steaks and smaller cuts of meat. If using on chops that are being pan fried watch carefully as the sugar in the recipe could burn.

To use the rub: several hours before cooking, or even the day before, place the roast in a shallow pan and sprinkle heavily with the rub. Use your hands to spread it evenly and cover completely. Place plastic wrap on clean surface and transfer roast to the wrap. Fold plastic wrap to cover roast , using more plastic wrap as needed so meat is sealed well. Return to fridge for at least a couple of hours, or overnight. When ready to cook, bring roast out and allow to stand 30 minutes. Remove plastic wrap and place roast in a roasting pan on a wire rack.

For the pork roast allow about 20 minutes per pound. Larger roasts need a little less time per pound. You want an internal temp of 145. Check with a thermometer, to be sure. You don’t want to overcook the pork. When the roast is finished- remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes, or a little longer, before slicing.

Rest roast 5 minutes, then slice

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