Liberty Vineyards Vineyard & Winery

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Liberty Vineyards & Winery -
(716) 672-4520,
2861 US Route 20, Sheridan, NY 14135

Cocoa and Spice Pork Tenderloin

This special pork recipe is great for dinner parties and holiday meals. Enjoy with a glass of Liberty Vineyards Trifection.


  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 4 and 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 and 1/2 tablespoons good quality unsweetened cocoa
  • 4 tablespoons sea salt
  • 2 (2 pound) boneless pork tenderloins
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Mix the first seven ingredients together, set aside. Trim the pork tenderloins of excess fat. Rub the tenderloins with generous amounts of the cocoa/spice rub. heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat until hot. Sear each tenderloin on all sides. Sear about 2 minutes until the tenderloins reach a rich brown color. Remove the tenderloins from the frying pan and bake in the oven until fully cooked (usually about 10 minutes or until meat thermometer reaches 160 degrees). Let the tenderloins rest for at least 10 minutes before carving. Enjoy with a glass of Liberty Vineyards Trifection wine.
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