New Mexico Rubbed Pork Tenderloin With Bourbon Ancho Sauce

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by jenpalombi

by Bobby Flay. I had this meal at the Mesa Grill in Las Vegas and have made it for company several times since. Definitely do the sauce ahead of time - it takes a while to reduce down. I figured that into the prep time.

Top Review by Palmillia

OMG...........folks, strain the sauce!!! Then reduce further for a thicker sauce. I have made this 50+ times. I had the pleasure to have Bobby make this for me at Mesa.....great guy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Rub: Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Heat olive oil in a medium saute pan, over high heat.
  4. Season pork with salt on both sides.
  5. Rub the pork evenly (and generously!) with the spice rub.
  6. Sear the pork on both sides until golden brown.
  7. Cook in the oven to medium doneness, about 10 minutes.
  8. For Sauce: Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  9. Add the onions and cook until soft.
  10. Add the bourbon and cook until completely reduced.
  11. Add the remaining ingredients and cook until reduced by half.
  12. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, return mixture to the pan, and cook to sauce consistency.
  13. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of bourbon and cook for 2 minutes.
  14. Season with salt.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a