Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Garlic and Lime

Serve six a savory main dish in 35 minutes!

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

Ingredients

2
pork tenderloins (3/4 lb each)
4
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
2
tablespoons grated lime peel
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
2
teaspoons fresh lime juice
1/2
teaspoon honey
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut small, 1/4- to 1/2-inch-deep slits in top of each pork tenderloin. Insert garlic slices into slits.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix lime peel, oil, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper until well blended.
  • 3 When grill is heated, brush pork tenderloins with lime mixture. Place pork on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 18 to 22 minutes, turning several times, until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Cut pork into slices to serve.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut small, 1/4- to 1/2-inch-deep slits in top of each pork tenderloin. Insert garlic slices into slits.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix lime peel, oil, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper until well blended.
  • 3 When grill is heated, brush pork tenderloins with lime mixture. Place pork on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill over medium coals; cover grill. Cook 18 to 22 minutes, turning several times, until pork has slight blush of pink in center and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Cut pork into slices to serve.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Some pork tenderloins are packaged in a saline solution to extend shelf life. There's no need to use additional salt in this recipe if you use this type of pork. When cooking pork tenderloins, tuck any thin ends under to make the meat of similar thickness for even cooking.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2g,
2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
150mg
150%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
26g
26%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.