Grilled Chipotle-Honey Pork

Barbecued with a zesty lime sauce, these tenderloins make a terrific main dish for six.

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  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 6
 

Ingredients

1/3
cup honey
1/3
cup fresh lime juice
2
chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7-oz can), drained, finely chopped
1
teaspoon adobo sauce (from can of chipotle chiles)
2
pork tenderloins (3/4 lb each)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
Cooking spray

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  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In 1/2- to 1-quart saucepan, mix honey, lime juice, chiles and adobo sauce.
  • 2 When grill is heated, sprinkle pork tenderloins with salt and pepper; lightly spray with cooking spray. Place pork on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with honey mixture during last 10 minutes of cooking time, until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F.
  • 3 Heat any remaining honey mixture to rolling boil; boil 1 minute. Cut pork into slices; serve with honey mixture.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In 1/2- to 1-quart saucepan, mix honey, lime juice, chiles and adobo sauce.
  • 2 When grill is heated, sprinkle pork tenderloins with salt and pepper; lightly spray with cooking spray. Place pork on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally and brushing with honey mixture during last 10 minutes of cooking time, until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F.
  • 3 Heat any remaining honey mixture to rolling boil; boil 1 minute. Cut pork into slices; serve with honey mixture.

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You'll need 3 or 4 limes to get the 1/3 cup juice called for in this recipe.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
210mg
210%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
16g
16%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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