Spicy Chipotle Pork Grilled Tenderloin

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

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 6

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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