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Spicy Chipotle Pork Grilled Tenderloin

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  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Big and bold, tender and juicy, these pork tenderloins get a dose of sultry Southwestern flavor from smoky adobo sauce and canned chipotle chiles.

Ingredients

1/2
cup taco sauce
3
tablespoons honey
2
chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (from 7 or 11-oz. can), chopped
2
teaspoons adobo sauce (from can of chipotle chiles)
2
(3/4 to 1-lb.) pork tenderloins
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small saucepan, combine taco sauce, honey, chiles and adobo sauce; mix well. Brush pork tenderloins with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place pork on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 13 to 15 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center registers 155°F., turning pork once and brushing with taco sauce mixture during last 10 minutes of cooking time. Let stand 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°F.
  • 3 Bring any remaining taco sauce mixture to a boil. Slice pork; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve sauce with pork.
  • 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. In small saucepan, combine taco sauce, honey, chiles and adobo sauce; mix well. Brush pork tenderloins with oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • 2 When grill is heated, place pork on gas grill over medium heat or on charcoal grill 4 to 6 inches from medium coals. Cook 13 to 15 minutes or until thermometer inserted in center registers 155°F., turning pork once and brushing with taco sauce mixture during last 10 minutes of cooking time. Let stand 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 160°F.
  • 3 Bring any remaining taco sauce mixture to a boil. Slice pork; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve sauce with pork.

Expert Tips

Pork tenderloin is a lean piece of pork cut from the loin. Because this cut contains little fat to moisten it during cooking, pork tenderloin benefits from a glaze or marinade.

To reduce spiciness, use only 1 chipotle chile and omit the adobo sauce.

To broil pork tenderloins, place on broiler pan; broil 4 to 6 inches from heat using times above as a guide, turning occasionally and brushing with taco sauce mixture during last 10 minutes of cooking time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1/6 of Recipe
Calories
230
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
14%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
520mg
22%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
Protein
26g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 3 1/2 Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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